In less than two weeks the UFC will return to Texas for UFC 166: Velasquez vs dos Santos III. UFC 166 will take place in Houston at the Toyota Center on October 19 and will feature a full thirteen fight card. The main card will air live on pay per view with the preliminary fights airing on Fox Sports 1 and the UFC Facebook page.
The main event is a heavyweight bout. UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez defends the title against former champion Junior dos Santos. This bout will be the third meeting between Velasquez and dos Santos with each fighter holding a victory over the other. The co-main event is another heavyweight showdown between undefeated Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson.
Also featured on the main card will be a lightweight fight between former Strikeforce lightweight champion and UFC title challenger Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez. The preliminary card also features a some interesting fights like Hector Lombard versus Nate Marquardt and K.J. Noons versus George Sotiropoulos.
The UFC 166 main card will kick off at the standard UFC start time of 9:00 p.m. central time on pay per view. The preliminary card begins on the UFC Facebook page at 5:00 p.m. central and the televised portion of the preliminaries start at 7:00 p.m. central on Fox Sports 1. For ticket information you can check here. Below is the card in it's entirety.
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos - for heavyweight title
Daniel Cormier vs. Roy Nelson
Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Shawn Jordan
John Dodson vs. Darrell Montague
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1)
Tim Boetsch vs. CB Dollaway
Hector Lombard vs. Nate Marquardt
Jessica Eye vs. Sarah Kaufman
K.J. Noons vs. George Sotiropoulos
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)
Adlan Amagov vs. T.J. Waldburger
Tony Ferguson vs. Mike Rio
Jeremy Larsen vs. Charles Oliveira
Kyogi Horiguchi vs. Dustin Pague