The Ultimate Fighting Championship is in Los Angeles this weekend for UFC 227: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2. While Saturday’s pay-per-view is the main attraction of the promotion’s trip to the west coast, fight fans will have the opportunity to see some of the brightest stars in mixed martial arts take the stage at The Orpheum Theater for a special 25th anniversary press conference.
At the press conference, a number of high-profile stars are expected to attend as the UFC prepares for the final quarter of the year.
The main eventers and co-main event participants will take questions from the fans and media, with some new fights set to be announced. Ahead of the press conference, one fight that was already leaked is a lightweight firefight between fan-favorites Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier which will take place at UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. There is no word on what other fights will be announced.
UFC officials have said “more than a dozen fighters” will be in attendance for the press conference, though there has been no confirmed word on the list of which fighters those will be. It is believed, however, that among the participants will be welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and challenger Darren Till, who are set to headline UFC 228 on Sept. 8 in Dallas.
You can watch the press conference below beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET.
UFC 25th Anniversary Press Conference: Los Angeles
UFC President Dana White, and more than a dozen fighters competing in upcoming events, will participate in a special press conference in celebration of the organization’s 25th anniversary season on Friday, August 3rd at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. The press conference kicks off at 1:30pm PT / 4:30pm ET.