UFC Fight Night 73 will take place on August 8th, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee; headlined by Glover Teixeira against Ovince St. Preux.
Glover Teixeira who has 19 of 22 win by stoppage, with 13 knock outs and is 5-2 in his run in the UFC so far, but is coming off unanimous decision losses to Jon Jones and Phil Davis. St. Preux is 7-1 in his last 8, with consecutive knock out wins over Mauricio Rua and Patrick Cummins.
The co-main event will see a battle of 4 fight win streaks, when Michael “The Menace” Johnson coming off a unanimous decision win over Edson Barboza, meets Beneil Dariush who’s ocming off a unanimous decision win over Jim Miller.
Also on the main card at 125 lbs. number 4 ranked UFC Flyweight Ina “Uncle Creepy” McCall squares off with number 11 ranked UFC Flyweight Dustin Ortiz. These two are no stranger having fought in 2011, with Ortiz taking a unanimous decision victory at Tachi Fight Palace 9. McCall is 3-2 in his last 5 coming off a unanimous decision loss to John Lineker, while Ortiz is 2-2 coming off a unanimous decision loss to Joseph Benavidez.
At Middleweight knockout artist “Smilien” Sam Alvey and his 3 knock outs in a row will nexttangle with Derek Brunson, who’s won 4 of his last 5; coming off a 36 second knock out of Ed Herman.
Ovince St. Preux (18-6) vs. Glover Teixeira (22-4)
Michael Johnson (16-8) vs. Beneil Dariush (11-1)
Ian McCall (13-5-1) vs. Dustin Ortiz (14-4)
Sam Alvey (28-6) vs. Derek Brunson (13-3)
Sara McMann (8-2) vs. Amanda Nunes (10-4)
Hared Rosholt (12-2) vs. Timothy Johnson (9-1)
Marlon Vera (6-2-1) vs. Roman Salazar (9-3)
Anthony Christodoulou (12-5) vs. Scott Holtzman (7-0)
Chris Camozzi (21-10) vs. Tom Watson (17-8)
Jonathan Wilson (6-0) vs. Jared Cannonier (7-1)