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Tyron Woodley vs Gilbert Burns set for May 30 main event as UFC works on location

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has finalized its welterweight main event for the upcoming mixed martial arts (MMA) event on May 30, as former 170-pound champion Tyron Woodley returns to action against streaking division standout Gilbert Burns.

That’s according to ESPN.

The promotion has yet to secure a location for the ESPN+ fight card. The first choice is the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, though Nevada — still under quarantine from the coronavirus pandemic — has yet to green-light a safe return to “Sin City.”

Arizona is currently “Plan B.”

Woodley (19-4-1) has not competed since losing his 170-pound strap to reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman back in March 2019. Burns, meanwhile, has rattled off five straight wins, including his technical knockout victory over Demian Maia last March.

No other bouts have been announced for the May 30 event; however, strawweight attraction Mackenzie Dern is likely to hook ‘em up with Hannah Cifers, while Klidson Abreu collides with the undefeated Jamahal Hill in light heavyweight action.

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