May 19, 2020 / 3:58 PM / 2 months ago

UFC tags Woodley-Burns for May 30 main event

FILE PHOTO: Mar 2, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Tyron Woodley (red gloves) before his fight against Kamaru Usman (blue gloves) during UFC 235 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Gilbert Burns and former welterweight champ Tyron Woodley are signed to square off in the main event at UFC Fight Night on May 30.

Now they just need directions to the venue.

Burns announced the main event via Twitter on Tuesday, noting he signed the contract.

UFC has not determined whether the event can be held in Las Vegas as planned at the APEX facility. UFC president Dana White is still considering a provisional arrangement to move the fights to Arizona, he said this week.

Woodley (19-4-1) has not competed since losing the 170-pound belt to Kamaru Usman in March 2019. The 38-year-old had won seven consecutive fights, including a knockout of Robbie Lawler to become champion in July 2016.

The 33-year-old Burns (18-3) has five consecutive wins — four since Woodley’s last fight.

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