Fight enthusiasts the world over are in for a treat in the coming months. Some of the hottest names in the industry are chomping at the bit to get back into the ring, giving fans one of the most highly anticipated MMA fight season for a long time.
It’s an action packed few months ahead in the world of MMA with a lineup of Ultimate Fighting Championships Fight Nights like no other, these fights are really grabbing the attention of those betting online. But, be warned; there are some close matches predicted.
An action-packed line-up (in and outside of the ring)
1) September 20th (UFC Fight Night 178)
UFC legend Donald Cerrone of the US will be up against fellow compatriot Niko Price at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas in a titanic clash worth betting on. Cerrone, AKA “The Cowboy,” who is seven years older than Price, has the record for most victories in UFC history. However, Cerrone lost four consecutive fights, while Price “The Hybrid” lost three out of his last five. Fans are bracing themselves for this welterweight battle as both contenders have everything to play for. Cerrone wants to break his losing streak to get his career back on track, while for Price, it would mark his biggest win to date.i
2) 26th September (UFC Fight Night 253)
One of the biggest events in the fight calendar this year will see Israel Adesanya defend his middleweight title against Paulo Costa. Both are undefeated, so it will be an intense fight full of nail-biting action. Israel, from New Zealand, has had a spectacular rise to fame over the past 12 months taking the full middleweight belt in 2019 following a win against Robert Whittaker and a subsequent win in a clash against Yoel Romera. And things are heating up in the run up to the September 26th battle with Brazil’s Costa riling Adesanya on social media with some playful videos ahead of the bout. Fans are on tenterhooks for some payback action in the ring.
3) October 17th (UFC Fight Night 181)
Fight fans are bracing themselves for an intense battle which will see American-born Brian Ortega face South Korea’s Chan Sung Jung in a much-anticipated headliner at Yas Island in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi in October. The featherweights, weighing in at 145 lbs each, are readying themselves for highly hyped up action. The pair, who are well-known arch rivals outside of the ring, are set to put on an action-packed show. After two years out of action following an unceremonious loss, Ortega has a new team behind him ahead of the headline match. Meanwhile, the “Korean Zombie” has been on a winning streak while Ortega was out of action.
4) October 24th (UFC Fight Night 254)
Another electrifying fight sending MMC fans into a frenzy in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi is the middleweight title bout between Russia’s Khabib Nurmaagomedov and American wrestling champ Justin Gaethje. The undefeated Nurmaagomedov, a martial arts expert, has a 12-run winning streak in the UFC, while Gaethje walks into the ring following a series of consecutive wins including a spectacular victory over Tony Ferguson in May. Tipped at one of the best fights for the gold belt, it’s sure to keep fans on the edge of their seats.
Stay in for Fight Night
With the fight season back up and running and in full swings, fans and waiting with baited breath to get just as much heated action in the ring as there has been outside the ring, and after a few months hiatus sports enthusiasts are keen to put their money behind their favorite fighters following a quiet period in the first half of the year. It’s more intense than ever before. The lineup is not only jam-packed but the banter going on outside of the ring is adding to the air of excitement. Sports fans will be glued to their TV screens the world over for some nail-biting action.