"Now that is a banger" - Fans react as exciting featherweight clash is added to UFC 303

Featherweight bout added to UFC 303 fight card
Featherweight bout added to UFC 303 fight card [Image courtesy: Getty Images]

The UFC 303 fight card is still taking shape, with a featherweight bout recently added to the lineup. The seventh pay-per-view event of the year is slated to take place during the MMA promotion's annual International Fight Week and is set for June 29 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to a recent report from combat sports journalist Marcel Dorff, a 145-pound matchup pitting Charles Jourdain and Jean Silva has been confirmed for the lineup.

Jourdain is coming off a split-decision loss against Sean Woodson at UFC 297 in January. 'Air', who made his promotional debut in May 2019, has a mixed UFC record of 6-6-1.

Meanwhile, Silva is relatively new to the UFC, securing his contract with a unanimous decision victory against Kevin Vallejos last September. 'Lord' made his official octagon debut this January in an impressive first-round knockout triumph over Westin Wilson. He currently boasts a career record of 12-2, with nine wins by way of KO/TKO.

Fans responded to the inclusion of the Jourdain vs. Silva bout in the upcoming pay-per-view with a range of reactions. While some expressed enthusiasm for the fight, others voiced disappointment over the perceived quality of the matchups on the card.

One fan wrote:

"Now that is a banger"

Another wrote:

"Ooooo that’s a fun fight"

Another stated:

"This card is so garbage, my god"

Check out some more reactions below:

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UFC 303 is set to be headlined by a welterweight showdown between rival coaches from 'The Ultimate Fighter' season 31, Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler. The event also marks the former two-division champion's eagerly awaited comeback to the octagon after nearly three years.

Complete lineup for UFC 303 with Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler

Main Card

Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler: welterweight

Jamahal Hill vs. Khalil Rountree Jr.: light heavyweight

Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Macy Chiasson: women's bantamweight

Cub Swanson vs. Andre Fili: featherweight

Joe Pyfer vs. Marc-Andre Barriault: middleweight

Preliminary Card

Michelle Waterson-Gomez vs. Gillian Robertson: strawweight

Payton Talbott vs. Yanis Ghemmouri: bantamweight

Charles Jourdain vs. Jean Silva: featherweight

Rei Tsuruya vs. Carlos Hernandez: flyweight

Andrei Arlovski vs. Martin Buday: heavyweight

Ricky Simon vs. Vinicius Oliveira: bantamweight

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