Noteworthy:

The fight to get Major League Baseball back on the field for an abbreviated 2020 season took yet another turn on Friday when MLB owners sent a proposal to the MLBPA—the third proposal sent in a week.

In it, the owners offered a 72-game regular season schedule from July 14 to Sept. 27 with a guaranteed, prorated salary of 80 percent per player, contingent upon a full 2020 postseason being played.

Players’ prorated salaries would decrease to 70 percent absent of a postseason.

The MLBPA now have until Sunday night to accept this offer—or else MLB might impose a shortened season with a full, prorated salary.

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer weighed in on Twitter Friday evening:

Onward to today’s topic:

A different summer for the UFC is about to begin:

Summertime is a hectic few months for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, even in normal circumstances.

With the only team sports usually in-season in summer being Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer (MLS is due back with the appropriately-named MLS is Back tournament in Orlando on July 8), the UFC more or less owns the summer as far as the sports calendar is concerned.

Despite a global crisis in the form of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, UFC President Dana White continues to do yeoman’s work, along with his team, to ensure a full schedule of events for the summer of 2020.

In July, the UFC will switch gears from Las Vegas and the UFC Apex to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and Fight Island.

Friday, Dana White revealed the official fight orders for the June 20 and 27 UFC Fight Night events in Vegas.

Main events:

June 20 will see a Heavyweight main attraction between No. 3 contender Curtis Blaydes (13-2) and No. 7 contender Alexander Volkov (31-7).

This fight was to have taken place in Saskatoon before the card was moved to the United States due to the pandemic.

The next week, June 27, features a Lightweight headliner matching No. 3 contender Dustin Poirier (25-6) and No. 5 contender Dan Hooker (21-8)—a fight that was initially booked for Austin before the event was moved to Las Vegas.

Both of these main events will be a maximum of five rounds at five minutes per round.

Full fight orders:

Here is the fight order for next Saturday, June 20:

Main card:

Main Event: No. 3 contender Curtis Blaydes (13-2) vs. No. 7 contender Alexander Volkov (31-7) [Heavyweight]

Co-Main Event: No. 8 contender Josh Emmett (15-2) vs. No. 10 contender Shane Burgos (13-1) [Featherweight]

No. 6 contender Raquel Pennington (10-8) vs. No. 10 contender Marion Reneau (9-5-1) [Women’s Bantamweight]

Belal Muhammad (16-3) vs. Lyman Good (21-5) [Welterweight]

Jim Miller (31-14) vs. Roosevelt Roberts (10-1) [catchweight- 160 lbs.]

Undercard:

Featured Prelim: Clay Guida (35-19) vs. Bobby Green (24-10-1) [Lightweight]

No. 10 contender Tecia Torres (10-5) vs. Brianna van Buren (9-2)

Marc-Andre Barriault (11-4) vs. Oskar Piechota (11-3-1) [Middleweight]

No. 15 contender Cortney Casey (9-7) vs. Gillian Robertson (7-4) [Women’s Flyweight]

Frank Camacho (22-8) vs. Matt Frevola (8-1-1) [Lightweight]

No. 5 contender Roxanne Modafferi (24-10) vs. No. 6 contender Lauren Murphy (12-4) [Women’s Flyweight]

Joe Solecki (9-2) vs. Austin Hubbard (11-4) [Lightweight]

Now for the fight order on June 27

Main Card:

Main Event: No. 3 contender Dustin Poirier (25-6) vs. No. 5 contender Dan Hooker (20-8) [Lightweight]

Co-Main Event: Mike Perry (13-6) vs. Mickey Gall (6-2) [Welterweight]

No. 13 contender Ian Heinisch (14-3) vs. Brendan Allen (14-3) [Middleweight]

Gian Villante (17-11) vs. Maurice Greene (8-4) [Heavyweight]

No. 3 contender Aspen Ladd (9-1) vs. No. 9 contender Sara McMann (12-5) [Women’s Bantamweight]

Undercard:

Featured Prelim: No. 4 contender Jennifer Maia (17-6-1) vs. No. 7 contender Viviane Araujo (8-2) [Women’s Flyweight]

Luis Pena (8-2) vs. Khama Worthy (15-6) [Lightweight]

Tanner Boser (17-6-1) vs. Philipe Lins (14-4) [Heavyweight]

Sean Woodson (7-0) vs. Kyle Nelson (13-3) [catchweight- 150 lbs.]

TV Designations:

As has been the case with most recent non-pay-per-view UFC shows, these cards will be simulcast on ESPN and ESPN+.

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My name is Drew Zuhosky and I’m the MMA writer here at Armchair All-Americans. I’ve been an MMA fan for the better part of the last decade and I always make time to watch the fights. Whether it’s a Saturday night pay-per-view, an online exclusive, or a cable broadcast, there’s one certainty: Somewhere in my house, the TV will be on and I’ll be yelling at it. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy my articles on MMA. I pledge to you that my articles will be knockouts, not judges’ decisions. (Everybody hates judges’ decisions, anyway because there’s a chance for the element of human error involved in the outcome.) In any event, please check back to see what I have for you in terms of MMA material. Let’s get going.
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