Lineup, broadcast plans for UFC 213 set, Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis kicks off pay-per-view

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The broadcast plans for the crown jewel of this year’s International Fight Week have been set, and the night’s pay-per-view card is looking pretty solid.

“UFC 213: Nunes vs. Shevchenko” takes place July 8 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The night’s main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

In addition to a pair of title fights with women’s bantamweight title holder Amanda Nunes (14-4 MMA, 7-1 UFC) rematching Valentina Shevchenko (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Yoel Romero (12-1 MMA, 8-0 UFC) facing Robert Whittaker (18-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) for an interim middleweight title, the evening’s pay-per-view portion also features former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler (27-11 MMA, 12-5 UFC) facing Donald Cerrone (32-7 MMA, 19-4 UFC), former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum (21-6-1 MMA, 9-3 UFC) meeting Alistair Overeem (42-15 MMA, 7-4 UFC) and former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (19-6 MMA, 6-5 UFC) against Jim Miller (28-9 MMA, 17-8 UFC).

The evening’s four-fight FS1 prelim card includes a featured heavyweight matchup of Travis Browne (18-6-1 MMA, 9-6-1 UFC) vs. Aleksei Olenik (51-10-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), while the night kicks off with a pair of matchups on UFC Fight Pass.

Check out the UFC’s extended preview of the card in the video above.

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko – for women’s bantamweight title
  • Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker – for interim middleweight title
  • Donald Cerrone vs. Robbie Lawler
  • Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum
  • Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis

PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)

For more on UFC 213, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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