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UFC 166 Bout Order Set; Prelims Feature Several Ex-Strikeforce Standouts

The bout order for October’s UFC 166 card has been set, and many of the Strikeforce imports will be featured on the FOX Sports 1 prelims.

In the main event, Cain Velasquez takes on Junior dos Santos for a third time. Like the first meeting, Velasquez will enter the fight as UFC heavyweight champion.

The co-main event boasts Daniel Cormier vs. Roy Nelson, while Gilbert Melendez takes on Diego Sanchez in another key main card contest.

On the prelims, Luke Rockhold faces Tim Boetsch in the headliner, while Nate Marquardt and Hector Lombard meet at welterweight.

Below is the current fight card lineup:


UFC Heavyweight Championship
Cain Velasquez (c) vs. Junior dos Santos

Heavyweight: Daniel Cormier vs. Roy Nelson

Lightweight: Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez

Heavyweight: Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Shawn Jordan

Flyweight: John Dodson vs. Darrell Montague


Middleweight: Tim Boetsch vs. Luke Rockhold

Welterweight: Hector Lombard vs. Nate Marquardt

Female Bantamweight: Jessica Eye vs. Sarah Kaufman

Lightweight: KJ Noons vs. George Sotriopoulos


Welterweight: Adlan Amagov vs. T.J. Waldburger

Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Mike Rio

Featherweight: Charles Oliveira vs. Estevan Payan

Featherweight: Matt Grice vs. Jeremy Larsen