Coming off a 16-month layoff, Cortez returns to stake her claim in the flyweight division.
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There has been a total of nine times that Bruce Buffer has announced “And New” this year. Last week’s upset by Strickland of Adesanya was not even the biggest one, odds-wise, in a title fight this year. Those honors are reserved for the fight that is being rematched this weekend.
There probably won’t ever be another fighter who had to face as many killers on the regional scene before finally making their debut like Mariscal.
Will Adesanya’s technical striking be the difference maker? Or will Strikland put his classic pressure style to use and break the champion? Read on to see how these middleweights match up and who leaves Sydney as the UFC middleweight champion.
While Cyril Gane is headlining UFC Paris, I’ve identified three of the absolute best moneyline bets for the PPV. Let’s get to the picks.
Serghei Spivac has won six of his past seven fights, but he’s still going off as an underdog. Manpreet likes that value.
The last time Holloway lost a non-title fight was 10 years ago to Conor McGregor. Since that fight he is 17-4 with three of those losses coming to now-champion,
Two belts will be on the line at UFC 292 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Weili Zhang will defend her strawweight belt against Amanda Lemos in a highly anticipated matchup and Aljamain Sterling will attempt to suffocate Sean O’Malley on his way to a bantamweight defense.
Sterling has found such a great recipe of mixing his striking behind his grappling so he can get fights to the mat and be effective from dominant positions.