125 lbs: Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (125) vs. Alejandra Lara (124,6)
Main fight card (Paramount Network, Time 3:00 am ger.time):
160 lbs: Saad Awad (159,8) vs. Ryan Couture (159,9) 125 lbs: Valerie Letourneau (126) vs. Kristina Williams (125,4) 145 lbs: Juan Archuleta (146) vs. Robbie Peralta (145,3)
Pre fight card (Time 1:30 am ger.time):
170 lbs: Ed Ruth (170,7) vs. Andy Murad (170,8) 115 lbs: Keri Anne Melendez (116) vs. Tiani Valle (114,5) 265 lbs: Tyrell Fortune (244,8) vs. Giovanni Sarran (251,8) 170 lbs: Joey Davis (170,6) vs. Craig Plaskett (168,2) 135 lbs: Victor Rosas (135,3) vs. Ricky Furar (134,5) 125 lbs: Kristi Lopez (125,5) vs. Paola Ramirez (134,7) 155 lbs: Jacob Rosales (155,7) vs. Joshua Jones (155,5) 145 lbs: Jay Jay Wilson (146) vs. David Conte (145,6) 205 lbs: Jamal Pogues (203,7) vs. Jordan Young (204,8)
Although the UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier announced that he is already at the end of his career, which he intends to finish before the age of 40th, he still has plans to finish two more fights after UFC 226. In front of Daniel Cormier there is a big challenge, which will be a fight with heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, which will face July 7 at the UFC 226 event. Cormier announced in January episode “The MMA Hour” that he intends to finish his career before 20 March 2019, because then he ends 40 years.
To this day, nothing has changed in this matter and "DC" is still going to end his career with the completion of 40, but before that happens, he wants to fight two more UFC 226 fights. In addition, Cormier pointed out the names of two fighters with whom he wants to face them; and these are Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones.
A duel with Brock Lesnar is a very good comparison for Cormier because he could face the former UFC heavyweight champion and it would be a fight generating a lot of money. In turn, the fight against Jon Jones is not only a duel for big money, but Cormier hopes to win with his biggest rival (with whom he lost twice).
Interestingly, if Jon Jones returns to the Octagon, he is unofficially linked with Brock Lesnar, because both fighters expressed their willingness to fight such a fight. Even UFC president Dana White seems to have nothing against this duel.
It is not known yet, how the duel of Daniel Cormier with Stipe Mioic will end and whether he will still fight in the event of a defeat. It is also difficult to tell in which order Cormier would face Lesnar and Jones, and one of the options is a duel with the winner of the clash Jones vs. Lesnar. The question is also whether Daniel Cormier will have enough time until March 20.
Curtis Blaydes climbed higher in the rankings of the heavy division in the UFC and after seven fights, he takes a very high # 2 position, becoming a worthy candidate for the title. However, such a high place in the ranking is the result of winning the fight against Alistair Overeem, which Blaydes knocked out in the third round at UFC 225. After this win, "Razor" said he wants to fight for the belt now, but he turns out that there is another fight that he is interested in. Blaydes said that if he did not get a belt fight in his next duel, he wants to fight a revenge fight with Frances Ngannou. Blaydes and Ngannou fought onceat the UFC Fight Night 86 in Blaydes's debut at UFC, but this fight ended up defeating him for TKO after the doctor's intervention. Curtis Blaydes also referred to his last fight with Alistaire Overeem from which he faced at UFC 225. Blaydes thinks his victory presents by itself better than Alexandra Volkov's win over Fabricio Werdum. In addition, Curtis is very pleased with how he dealt with Overeem.