Champions, legends and up-and-comers alike clash in Rio de Janeiro for UFC 237.
In UFC's second pay-per-view event since making ESPN+ the exclusive home to the events, strawweight champion Rose Namajunas defends her belt against second-time challenger Jessica Andrade in the main event. The five-round bout is Namajunas' second title defense and first since she kept her belt following a five-round war with longtime champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. For Andrade, this is her second shot at the title, her first coming almost two years ago to the day against Jedrzejczyk. Since losing that unanimous decision, the Brazilian rattled off three wins in a row, including a devastating first-round knockout of Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 228.
The two fights preceding the main event feature a couple of fighters looking to make their names known by taking on a Brazilian legend.
The co-main event pits a revitalized Jared Cannonier, fresh off his TKO win over David Branch at UFC 230, against the man widely considered as the greatest fighter in UFC history, Anderson Silva. "Spider" impressed many in his loss to Israel Adesanya at UFC 235, and the future hall of famer still believes he can get the job done come fight night.
Jose Aldo returns to fight in Brazil, looking to follow his emotional second-round TKO over Renato Moicano at UFC Fortaleza last February. Up next, he gets fast-climbing contender Alexander Volkanovski, which almost guarantees an action-packed main card.
Tune into UFC 237 Saturday at 6:15pm/ 3:15pm ETPT with the UFC Fight Pass Early prelims. The ESPN+ prelims begin at 8pm/5pm ETPT.
The UFC 237 main card will start at 10pm/7pm ETPT and is only available on Pay-Per-View.