The UFC’s next mega card in the Big Apple is taking shape.
New Jersey’s own Corey Anderson will face Patrick Cummins in a light-heavyweight bout. Cummins'(10-4) is coming off a split-decision win over Long Island’s Gian Villante at UFC on FOX 25 in July. The #12 ranked light-heavyweight is on a two-fight win streak. His last defeat inside the octagon was to Antônio Rogério Nogueira in 2016.
Anderson (9-3) is coming off of a first-round loss to Jimi Manuwa in March. The #8 ranked light-heavyweight headlined the London fight night with Mauwa. Prior to the first round KO loss, Anderson defeated Sean O’Connell at the UFC’s first visit to Albany at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov in December.
Fellow 205-er’s Gadzhimurad Antigulov (20-4) and unranked Ion Cutelaba (13-3-1) will also be featured on the UFC 217 under card. Antigulov is on a 14-fight win streak and undefeated in the UFC since making his debut in 2016. While Cutelaba is 2-2 with the promotion since making his debut in May of 2016.
Top 15 heavyweights Aleksei Oleinik and Curtis Blaydes will meet in the octagon as well. Oleinik is the #11 ranked heavyweight whom has an outstanding 52 professional fights. Oleinik (52-10-1) is on a two fight win streak with his most recent win over Travis Browne at UFC 213.
Blaydes (7-1-1), the UFC’s #15 ranked heavyweight, is coming off a win of his own at UFC 213 against Daniel Omielańczuk.
Ticket sales will now kick off a week later than planned. Get your Ticketmaster accounts ready on Sept 15, not Sept 6. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster and The Garden box office.
UFC 217 Fight Card
Michael Bisping vs. George St-Pierre – UFC Middleweight Championship
Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw – UFC Bantamweight Championship
Johny Hendricks vs. Paulo Borrachinha – Middleweight Bout
Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins – Light Heavyweight Bout
Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Ion Cutelaba – Light Heavyweight Bout
Aleksei Oleinik vs. Curtis Blaydes – Heavyweight Bout
*Confirmed bouts. Double G Sports’ previously reported a strawweight title bout, which has yet to be confirmed by the promotion.