The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads back to Buffalo, NY for the second time in promotional history and first time in nearly 22 years with UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson II. The stacked 13-fight card is set to kick off with four preliminary fights on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15 p.m. ET, with preliminary action continuing on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. and the main card getting underway at 10 p.m. on Pay-Per-View. If interested in wagering on any bouts for this fight card, all betting lines will be made available at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Kicking things off for the UFC 210 Fight Pass prelims will be a flyweight contest between Filipino Jenel Lausa and promotional newcomer Magomed Bibulatov. Lausa will be looking to go 2-0 inside the Octagon while the Dagestani will aim to send a message to the rest of the UFC’s 125-pound division with an impressive debut victory. This is a solid scrap to get things started at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo. Next up on the Fight Pass prelims is a barn-burner in the women’s featherweight division, as New Jersey’s Katlyn Chookagian looks to bounce back from a split-decision loss to Liz Carmouche when she takes on Mexico’s Irene Aldana, who is coming off a unanimous-decision loss to Leslie Smith. This is an important fight for both ladies, who want to avoid going on a two fight deficit in the division. A potential contender for the evening’s ‘Fight of the Night’ honors, the Armenian-American and Mexican are expected to leave it all inside the Octagon when they go toe to toe on April 8th in what is a striker versus striker matchup on paper. Regardless of who gets their hand raised in this one, the fans will likely feel like the real winners. The following bout takes place in the UFC’s lightweight division and will see undefeated Team Alpha Male product Josh Emmett look to remain undefeated as he takes on Bellator and Titan FC veteran Desmond Green in what is essentially a hometown fight for Green. This is an excellent scrap at 155 pounds and another serious contender for the ‘Fight of the Night’ honors, which speaks volumes for how great the UFC 210 preliminary fight card is. Emmett is coming off a unanimous-decision win over Scott Holtzman while Green makes his promotional debut on the heels of a four-fight winning streak, with three of those victories coming by way of decision and one by doctor stoppage TKO. This is a crucial fight for both 155-pounders, who are looking to break into the ranks of the UFC’s lightweight division. Wrapping things up for the Fight Pass prelims will be a grappler versus grappler matchup between wrestling standout Gregor Gillespie and submission ace Holbrook, who fights out of Indiana and will be traveling to enemy territory for this matchup against the undefeated New Yorker. Gillespie earned a unanimous-decision victory over Glaico Franca in his Octagon debut while Holbrook scored a split-decision upset over Australia’s Jake Matthews his last time out.
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