The UFC's 300th Pay-Per-View will go down next year and serve as a landmark event for the company during its thirty-year history. Last month, UFC CEO Dana White announced the headliners of UFC 297, 298, and 299. That means the next major PPV to be announced will be the headliner for UFC 300.
We will cover all the confirmed and rumored fights, where UFC 300 may be, and the betting lines for this card.
UFC 300 will go down on the 13th of April inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, as confirmed by the UFC. UFC 100, 200, and multiple other landmark events, such as UFC 229, UFC 244, and UFC 1, took place in America.
A rematch between Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir headlined UFC 100. In their first fight, Mir submitted Lesnar with a nasty kneebar, but at UFC 100, Lesnar got his rematch with a second-round TKO victory.
UFC 200 was originally supposed to be headlined by the rematch between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, but a last-minute change bumped Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes to the main event spot. Nunes submitted Tate in the first round with a rear-naked choke.
Per Dana White, UFC 300 now has its first three official matchups. It is currently unknown where these fights will be placed on the card.
Jiri Prochazka will fight Aleksandar Rakic in a Light-Heavyweight bout. Former Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling will complete his move to the Featherweight division and take on the #7 ranked Calvin Kattar and highly rated Middleweight prospect Bo Nickal will have his third UFC fight against Cody Brundage.
Since then, we also know that Zhang Weili will fight Yan Xiaonan at UFC 300. This will be the first all Chinese title fight in UFC history. Charles Oliveira will also make his return after a 10-month layoff to face Arman Tsarukyan in a #1 contender fight. Deiveson Figueiredo will fight Cody Garbrandt in a Bantamweight showcase.
The main event was expected to be a longly-teased matchup between "The Notorious" Conor McGregor and "Iron" Michael Chandler. After competing on TUF 31, which saw Chandler dominate most of the show, the two shared a face-off towards the end of the season. However, Conor McGregor announced via X (Twitter) that he will face Chandler on June 29th instead, so it is unknown where this bout will fall.
Another fighter rumored for this card is Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier, who's stated and teased that he wishes to be a part of this card. Having one of the largest social media followings, the UFC will likely attempt to book Poirier on this card in a ranked matchup. Fighters like Gilbert Burns and Beniel Dariush are interested in fighting Poirier next.
Of course, Jim "A-10" Miller will want to play a part on this card. Miller is the only fighter to appear on UFC 100 and UFC 200 (winning both matchups), and he wishes to close his career out with a victory on UFC 300. He's booked to face Gabriel Benítez at UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs. Walker 2. If he doesn't acquire any injuries in this bout, we'll see Miller at UFC 300.
Dan Hooker has also stated an interest in returning at UFC 300. Hooker was supposed to face Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night: Dariush vs. Tsarukyan but was forced out due to a recurring arm injury. Jalin Turner has expressed interest in rematching Hooker also.
Per BestFightOdds.com, Conor McGregor opened as the underdog in the matchup against Chandler but has since closed as a tight favorite at -130, pitting Chandler at a small +120. This fight is very close to a pick'em, which makes sense as it's a fight affected by multiple factors, such as a long layoff for McGregor, how effective Chandler's wrestling style will be, and which man will have the better cardio.
Aljamain Sterling is a +110 underdog against Calvin Kattar, who stands at -130.
Keep checking this space for more updates on UFC 300.