Wednesday September 7th, 2016

For the inaugural card in Cleveland, the UFC is putting on a stacked show at Quicken Loans Arena. UFC 203 is headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champion and Cleveland native Stipe Miocic and Alistair Overeem.

In the co-main event, former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum fights Travis Browne in a rematch. If Werdum wins, he could argue for a rematch against Miocic and another shot at the belt he lost.

Former WWE superstar CM Punk makes his debut against the young and talented Mickey Gall in the welterweight division. Uriah Faber, looking to bounce back from a loss to bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz at UFC 199, will faace off against Jimmie Rivera. 

In the featured slot of the Fox Sports prelims, Cleveland’s own Jessica Eye fights former title challenger Bethe Correia. Eye has been on a tough string of three losses dating back to a July 2015 fight against Miesha Tate, in which the winner was promised a title shot at Ronda Rousey that didn’t come to fruition and was eventually awarded to Holly Holm.

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UFC 203 preview: Cleveland hosts Miocic vs. Overeem, CM Punk’s debut

Eye has cited personal issues as a source of her slip and said that she has rectified them.

Aside form the marquee names, the UFC 203 card brings a lot of intriguing fighters and match ups. Here is the full fight card, including start times and weight classes:

UFC 203 PPV Main Event:

265 lbs.: Stipe Miocic (Champion) vs. Alistair Overeem

UFC 203 PPV Co-Main Event:

265 lbs.: Fabricio Werdum vs. Travis Browne

UFC 203 PPV Main Card (10 p.m. ET):

170 lbs.: CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall
135 lbs.: Urijah Faber vs. Jimmie Rivera
115 lbs.: Jessica Andrade vs. Joanne Calderwood

UFC 203 FOX Sports 1 "Prelims" (8 p.m. ET):

135 lbs.: Bethe Correia vs. Jessica Eye
145 lbs.: Nik Lentz vs. Michael McBride
265 lbs.: Caio Magalhaes vs. Brad Tavares
125 lbs.: Ian McCall vs. Ray Borg

UFC 203 Fight Pass "Prelims" (6 p.m. ET):

155 lbs.: Yancy Medeiros vs. Sean Spencer
185 lbs.: Francimar Barroso vs. CB Dollaway
170 lbs.: Drew Dober vs. Jason Gonzalez

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