UFC 300 fight card bout order adjusted slightly

The UFC 300 bout order has been tweaked ever so slightly, but the change involves perhaps the most highly-debated initial placement.

During the UFC Fight Night 239 broadcast Saturday, the promotion announced Bo Nickal vs. Cody Brundage will now open the April 13 main card at T-Mobile Arena. Charles Oliveira vs. Arman Tsarukyan will follow directly thereafter.

The change comes seven days after the promotion first revealed the full fight card bout order during the UFC 299 main card broadcast March 9. The initial order had Nickal (5-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) vs. Brundage (10-5 MMA, 4-4 UFC) above Oliveira (34-9 MMA, 22-9 UFC) vs. Tsarukyan (21-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC), which sparked much discussion and debate among fans.

Brundage took the influx of online messages in stride, as he tweeted “Y’all mother f*ckers know I just work here, right?” Meanwhile, Nickal voiced confidence in the placement by saying his presence increases pay-per-view buys.

Regardless, Nickal, Brundage, Oliveira, and Tsarukyan will still be on the paid portion of the event, just a little earlier.

With the change, the UFC 300 fight card includes:

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

  • Champion Alex Pereira vs. Jamahal Hill – for light heavyweight title

  • Champion Zhang Weili vs. Yan Xiaonan – for women’s strawweight title

  • Champion Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway – for “BMF” title

  • Charles Oliveira vs. Arman Tsarukyan

  • Cody Brundage vs. Bo Nickal


  • Jiri Prochazka vs. Aleksandar Rakic

  • Calvin Kattar vs. Aljamain Sterling

  • Kayla Harrison vs. Holly Holm

  • Diego Lopes vs. Sodiq Yusuff

  • Renato Moicano vs. Jalin Turner

  • Jessica Andrade vs. Marina Rodriguez

  • Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller

  • Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 300.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie