A third title fight has now been added to the UFC 214 pay-per-view event in Anaheim, California on Saturday, July 29th, with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley set to fight Demian Maia.
Woodley confirmed the fight on the ‘UFC Tonight’ show on FOX Sports 1, and it’ll mark his third fight since winning the title against Robbie Lawler by KO at UFC 201 in July of last year.
Since then Woodley has twice locked horns with Stephen Thompson, resulting in a majority draw in their first encounter, which prompted an immediate rematch that ‘T-Wood’ would emerge from with a majority decision victory.
As for Maia, he’s emerged as the division’s clear No.1 contender after stringing together no less than seven victories in a row, defeating the likes of Carlos Condit, Matt Brown, Jorge Masvidal and Gunnar Nelson along the way.
There will also be added spice to this title fight as Dana White has revealed that the winner will then go on to defend their title against former long-time 170lb kingpin Georges St-Pierre in his comeback fight after a four year absence from the Octagon.
Woodley Vs Maia is the third title fight scheduled for the stacked UFC 214 event, with the show already being headlined by a must-see light-heavyweight title rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones, while Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino will be going up against Invicta FC champion Tonya Evinger for the vacant featherweight title.
However, White has ruled out a rumor from yesterday that a postponed UFC 213 fight between Donald Cerrone and Robbie Lawler will also land on the UFC 214 card, revealing that Cerrone won’t heal in time from a groin strain and staph infection, and so that fight will be pushed back to a later date.