- The UFC was initially targeting Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa to serve as the event headliner. The pairing was previously scheduled to take place at UFC 230 and then again at UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw, but was scrapped each time for injuries to both fighters. However, on March 7, the promotion elected to replace Costa and arrange a rematch between Romero and Ronaldo Souza to serve as the event headliner. It was reported that Romero pulled out of the bout due to pneumonia in early April 2019. While not officially announced by the promotion, Costa was initially expected to replace Romero. On April 6, Jack Hermansson accepted the short notice fight against Souza.
- A bout between Alex Oliveira and Li Jingliang was scheduled at this event. However, it was reported on March 23 that Li was injured and was forced to pull out of the bout. He was replaced by Mike Perry on March 27.
- A bout between Carla Esparza and Livia Renata Souza was scheduled for this event. However, Souza pulled out of the bout citing an ankle injury and was replaced by current Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Virna Jandiroba on April 4.
- A bout between Gilbert Burns and Eric Wisely was scheduled for this event. However, it was reported on April 18 that Wisely pulled out of the bout, citing injury. Wisely was replaced by newcomer Mike Davis on April 19.
- A bout between Jessica Penne and Jodie Esquibel was scheduled for this event. However, it was reported on April 18 that Penne pulled out of the bout due to injury and was replaced by Angela Hill that same day.
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PuertoRican   United States. Apr 23 2019 22:06. Posts 11994
First impression of the match-ups:
• Hermansson > Souza
• Hardy > Smoliakov
• Oliveira > Perry
• Teixeira > Cutelaba
• Sandhagen > Lineker
• Roberts vs. Gifford (dunno)
• Burns > Davis
• Sato > Saunders
• Arlovski vs. Sakai (dunno)
• Jandiroba > Esparza
• Gonzalez > Miller
• Esquibel > Hill
• McGee > Lima
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Last edit: 24/04/2019 01:01
PuertoRican   United States. Apr 26 2019 23:25. Posts 11994
Ronaldo Souza (185.5) vs Jack Hermansson (185)
Greg Hardy (264.5) vs Dmitrii Smoliakov (262)
Alex Oliveira (171) vs Mike Perry (171)
Glover Teixeira (205.5) vs Ion Cutelaba (205)
John Lineker (135) vs Cory Sandhagen (135)
Roosevelt Roberts (155) vs Thomas Gifford (156)
Ben Saunders (170.5) vs Takashi Sato (170.5)
Andrei Arlovski (247) vs Augusto Sakai (264)
Carla Esparza (115) vs Virna Jandiroba (115.5)
Gilbert Burns (156) vs Mike Davis (155)
Jim Miller (155.5) vs Jason Gonzalez (156)
Angela Hill (115.5) vs Jodie Esquibel (115)
Court McGee (170.5) vs Dhiego Lima (171)