UFC 216 on Oct. 7, 2017, from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, is still a ways away, but the promotion has been busy booking up a pretty great-looking undercard for the event. Today, it released seven bouts for the show, which may or may not end up being headlined by Stipe Miocic vs. Cain Velasquez for the Heavyweight title. Stipe recently said he wouldn't fight again until issues with his pay are resolved by UFC.
But, onto people who do want to fight, including entertaining bangers Lando Vannata and Abel Trujillo. Vannata is 1-2 in UFC, but earned “Performance of the Night” bonuses in all three fights. Trujillo is 2-1 in his last three. Former Bellator champ Will Brooks looks to bounce back from a two-fight skid against the tough Nik Lentz, and Evan Dunham brings a four-fight win streak into his Lightweight battle with Beneil Dariush.
Other fights include Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares, John Moraga vs. Magomed Bibulatov, Matt Schnell vs. Marco Beltran, and Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer.
Here's UFC 116’s full card as it stands:
Lightweight: Lando Vannata vs. Abel Trujillo
Lightweight: Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham
Lightweight: Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz
Middleweight: Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares
Flyweight: John Moraga vs. Magomed Bibulatov
Flyweight: Matt Schnell vs. Marco Beltran
Heavyweight: Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer
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