UFC 241 poster released: A rematch, a rivalry and a rebooking

The UFC returns to Anaheim, Calif., for the first time in more than two years next month with UFC 241, which features a heavyweight title rematch atop the bill, along with several notable fights scheduled for the undercard.

UFC 241 takes place Aug. 17 at Honda Center with a main card that airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass.

In the main event, champion Daniel Cormier (22-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) will attempt to prove his superiority over Stipe Miocic (18-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) once and for all when the pair do a rematch of a fight Cormier won by first-round knockout last summer. The co-headliner will see former champ Anthony Pettis (22-8 MMA, 9-7 UFC) welcome Nate Diaz (19-11 MMA, 14-9 UFC) back to the octagon at welterweight, while the featured contest sees Yoel Romero (13-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) and Paulo Costa (12-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) finally clash at middleweight after multiple failed bookings.

All three fights are advertised on the official UFC 241 event poster, which was released Thursday and can be seen below (via Twitter):

The latest UFC 241 lineup includes:

  • Champ Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic – for heavyweight title
  • Nate Diaz vs. Anthony Pettis
  • Paulo Costa vs. Yoel Romero
  • Raphael Assuncao vs. Cory Sandhagen
  • Derek Brunson vs. Ian Heinisch
  • Gabriel Benitez vs. Sodiq Yusuff
  • Poliana Botelho vs. Maryna Moroz
  • Shana Dobson vs. Sabina Mazo
  • John Makdessi vs. Devonte Smith
  • Brandon Davis vs. Kyung Ho Kang
  • Manny Bermudez vs. Casey Kenney

For more on UFC 241, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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