Sean Strickland vs. Dricus Du Plessis, Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Raquel Pennington among official additions to UFC 297 in Toronto

The UFC’s return to Canada will feature a title double-header.

UFC 297, headlined by a middleweight title fight between champion Sean Strickland (28-5 MMA, 15-5 UFC) and Dricus Du Plessis (20-2 MMA, 6-0 UFC), takes place Jan. 20 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

In the co-main event, a new women’s bantamweight champion will be crowned when former title challenger Raquel Pennington (15-8 MMA, 12-5 UFC) and Mayra Bueno Silva (10-2-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC) square off. Former UFC dual-champion Amanda Nunes vacated her belt when she retired this past June.

A press conference featuring the card’s Canadian fighters will take place Nov. 14 at Sportsnet Studios. In attendance will be rising star Mike Malott, Marc-Andre Barriault, Charles Jourdain, and Serhey Sidey.

The current UFC 297 lineup includes:

  • Sean Strickland vs. Dricus Du Plessis – for middleweight title

  • Raquel Pennington vs. Mayra Bueno Silva – for vacant women’s bantamweight title

  • Arnold Allen vs. Movsar Evloev

  • Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Chris Curtis

  • Garrett Armfield vs. Brad Katona

  • Gillian Robertson vs. Polyana Viana

  • Serhiy Sidey vs. Ramon Taveras

  • Jimmy Flick vs. Malcolm Gordon

  • Neil Magny vs. Mike Malott

  • Yohan Lainesse vs. Sam Patterson

  • Charles Jourdain vs. Sean Woodson

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 297.

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