The Ultimate Fighting Championship makes the trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday, May 11 for UFC 237. The event is headlined by a women’s strawweight championship bout between current titleholder Rose Namajunas and top contender Jessica Andrade.
The event is also littered with mixed martial arts legends like Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo, BJ Penn, and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
UFC 237 officially kicks off with the ESPN+ preliminary card at 6:15 p.m. ET, while the action shifts to ESPN at 8:00 p.m. ET. The main card will air on pay-per-view with Diego Ferreira vs. Francisco Trinaldo kicking off the action.
Ahead of this weekend’s event, the UFC uploaded its behind-the-scenes YouTube series “UFC Embedded” to give you an up-close look at what the fighters go through on fight week as they make their final preparations for Saturday night.
Below is all of the information you will need leading up to the fight, including every episode of UFC 237 Embedded.
UFC 237 Embedded, Episode 1
On Episode 1 of UFC 237 Embedded, strawweight champion Rose Namajunas gardens, packs and practices piano at home before a wild week begins. Challenger Jessica Andrade draws strength from nature; elsewhere in Rio, former featherweight champion Jose Aldo shows off a local artistic tribute to him. Middleweight Jared Cannonier stays on track in the gym for his upcoming bout against legend Anderson Silva.
UFC 237 Embedded, Episode 2
On Episode 2 of UFC 237 Embedded, middleweight Jared Cannonier gets into fight mode by watching the UFC action from Ottawa. Strawweight champion Rose Namajunas centers herself to wrap up a long training camp. In Rio de Janeiro, featherweight Alexander Volkanovski gets a good luck haircut. Strawweight title challenger Jessica Andrade enjoys the home turf advantage as she grocery shops. Hard at work in a gym, former middleweight champion Anderson Silva continues to impress his family and teammates with his skills and dedication.
UFC 237: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: UFC 237: Namajunas vs. Andrade
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue: Jeunesse Arena
Pay-Per-View Card Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass, ESPN, Pay-per-view
UFC 237 Fight Card
MAIN CARD (ESPN+ pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Champ Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade – for strawweight title
- Jared Cannonier vs. Anderson Silva
- Jose Aldo vs. Alex Volkanovski
- Thiago Alves vs. Laureano Staropoli
- Diego Ferreira vs. Francisco Trinaldo
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)
- Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Ryan Spann
- Kurt Holobaugh vs. Thiago Moises
- Irene Aldana vs. Bethe Correia
- Clay Guida vs. B.J. Penn
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 6:15 p.m. ET)
- Luana Carolina vs. Priscila Cachoeira
- Warlley Alves vs. Sergio Moraes
- Raoni Barcelos vs. Carlos Quiroz
- Talita Bernardo vs. Melissa Gatto