At 41-years old, Holm just signed another six-fight deal with the UFC, which all but guarantees she’ll be ending her mixed martial arts career on the biggest stage.
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Two top-five ranked bantamweight contenders headline the event; Marlon “Chito” Vera and Cory Sandhagen attempt to sort out the deep division. It is a clash of styles, but one of the most exciting fights this year. Both men are talented and durable, with neither losing by knockout in their career. It is sure to be an entertaining matchup.
Will “Chito” continue his climb to the top of the division? Or will Sandhagen triumph and stake his claim to the gold once again? Read on to find out how these two stack up against one another and if there are any money making opportunities.
Riding a pretty rough 0-3 run, Wood returns exactly a year after her last fight in hopes of finding success. This time she fights closer to her homeland of Scotland and hopes to draw energy from the crowd to get her hand raised.
Usman was winning the fight on all three judges’ scorecards, but he got caught and lost. Now he must face Edwards on his home turf at the O2 Arena in London to attempt to regain the welterweight title. The early prelims begin at 1 p.m. EDT, the prelims will start at 3 p.m. EDT on ESPN2, and the main event will begin at 5 p.m. EDT on ESPN+ PPV.
Welterweight champion, Leon Edwards, will attempt to silence the doubters who are calling his title-winning effort back at UFC 278 a fluke.
Looking to bounce back from a September loss to Javid Basharat, Gravely is still finding his footing at the UFC level.
Gravely was a highly touted prospect coming into the promotion. His combination of wrestling and top control has allowed him to beat most opponents.
Dvalishvili has gone to a decision in 14 of his 19 (74%) fights, while Yan has gone the distance in 11 of his 20 (55%) fights. They are both in elite condition and should have no problem going five rounds.
Can Yan reclaim the success and respect of his run to the title? Or will Dvalishvili break through and earn the biggest victory of his career? We have you covered for how these blistering bantamweights match up and if there is any bet-worthy options for this fight, read on!