Whether you’re interested in a lightweight division fight or a heavyweight one, you can find a UFCS fight night preview on the website of your favorite MMA publication. Besides the main event, this edition will include a fight between two lightweight division stars. In the lightweight division, there are many talented fighters. The winners of this bout will be crowned the UFC lightweight champion. The winner will face a highly ranked rival, so you’ll want to pay attention to their performances.
Jamahal Hill vs. Thiago Santos
This UFC fight is an intriguing one. Both fighters are ranked in the top ten of light heavyweight, but there is a big difference between the two. Thiago Santos is a top-10 contender who recently lost to Jon Jones, but has been on a three-fight winning streak. On the other hand, Hill has won six of his seven bouts and has three first-round finishes to his credit. Regardless of the ranking, this fight has the potential to be a must-see.
The UFC will be back in Las Vegas this weekend with a major light heavyweight clash between Jamahal Hill and Thiago Santos. This fight will be televised on ESPN, so make sure to tune in! This event is scheduled for Saturday, August 6 at the UFC Apex outside of Las Vegas. The prelims will begin at 7 p.m. ET, and the main card will begin at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Thiago Santos has a great reach advantage, but Hill is younger, quicker, and more explosive. Hill knows that a win here will put him back in contention, but a loss would hurt his chances. This fight is an opportunity for Hill to show his best form. Regardless of the outcome, Hill will likely take Santos down in a flurry.
Kenny Florian vs Takanori Gomi
UFC Fight Night returns for its third show in as many weeks, as lightweight contender Kenny Florian will take on PRIDE legend Takanori Gomi. Florian is a 12-fight veteran with 10 wins by stoppage, and comes into this matchup with a solid Muay Thai record. He has twice won the UFC lightweight championship, and has fought against the best in the world.
Gomi is a well-rounded fighter, with strong wrestling skills and a well-rounded offensive game. Florian has shown he can finish opponents with his elbows, while Gomi has said that he’s concerned about his damaging elbows. Neither fighter’s striking abilities are in question, but Gomi has the experience to take this fight to the ground.
While B.J. Penn has dominated the lightweight division, Florian has a knack for destroying opponents with a variety of strikes. He’s won four of his last five fights and eviscerated two of his previous opponents. Gomi has won his last two fights by KO, and Florian has four knockouts. Florian’s recent rematch with Diego Sanchez has many fans excited for a potential rematch.
The main event will be held on March 31 at Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is the 149th event in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s history. The event has drawn approximately 7,700 spectators and grossed $590,685 (not including pay-per-views).
Vicente Luque vs Geoff Neal
In the co-main event of UFC Fight Night on November 4, “The Silent Assassin” will face off against top-ranked veteran Geoff Neal. The two have similar styles and could prove to be a fun fight to watch. Luque’s previous loss to Belal Muhammad sent him tumbling in the rankings. However, he rebounded in his most recent fight with a decision victory over Santiago Ponzinibbio.
The former Brazilian champion has a lot to prove to fans. Luque is a top-10 welterweight who can impose his will on his opponent. Combined with his grappling and striking ability, Luque has the potential to knock Neal out quickly. However, Neal is the more experienced and seasoned veteran, and will be a tough test for him.
The UFC is a great place to find talented fighters. Several prospects have landed in MMA, including Neal and Luque. However, if they fight well, they can both earn huge amounts of money. Geoff Neal’s record is impressive, but it doesn’t mean he will dominate the welterweight division. Geoff Neal will most likely win with a KO, but the fight will be a thriller.
Vicente Luque vs Ge off Neal is a must-see event for fans of the welterweight division. Both men are coming off disappointing losses in their last fights. In the co-main event, Vicente Luque is the favored at -190, but his slim advantages could be enough to win the bout. The winner will be the one who shows early aggression and takes advantage of the slim advantage.
Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane
The interim heavyweight title is on the line in this weekend’s UFC fight night. Derrick Lewis, who will be trying to capture his second title shot in three years, faces off against undefeated contender Ciryl Gane. The bout is set to take place at the Toyoa Center in Houston, Texas. The match begins at 10 p.m. ET and is televised live on UFC Fight Night.
Before looking at the fight, we need to look at both fighters’ records. The heavyweight division is a tough division, but Lewis has a long list of wins. Ciryl Gane is a better grappler and can score more takedowns. Besides, she is more technical than her opponent, which is crucial to winning a heavyweight fight. Gane has won half of her fights by knockout, and her record is impressive.
The interim heavyweight title is up for grabs in this Saturday’s UFC 265 event. Ciryl Gane is undefeated in her last eight professional MMA fights, and Lewis has won his last four. Despite Lewis’ acclaim, she has never lost a fight. In addition, she has never lost, so her record is impressive.
Belal Muhammad vs Islam Makhachev
This is a top-10 contender matchup, and the winner will likely claim a shot at the Main Event of UFC 234 this Saturday. Both Muhammad and Luque have impressive resumes, with both winning eight of their last nine fights. Muhammad has a record of 10-1-1 and a perfect 3-0 UFC record. Belal has only lost one fight and has never lost consecutive fights. He’s also undefeated, and has a great wrestling game.
The main event of UFC 239 featured two knockout artists who have won a combined nine of their last 10 bouts. One of them, Islam, knocked out Bobby Green in his last fight, and has become the top contender at welterweight. If he wins the fight, he will likely challenge Kamaru Usman for the welterweight championship.
Both fighters are looking for revenge against a rival. Belal Muhammad has been undefeated in his last four fights, including victories over Thiago Moises and Dan Hooker. The UFC has a great record for both fighters, and the UFC should see another solid performance from Muhammad. He’ll also be looking to retain his lightweight title, after losing it to Vitor Oliveira in the last two months.
Among other UFC fighters on the main card, Khamzat Chimaev will take on Nate Diaz in September. Belal Muhammad vs Islam Makhachev is scheduled to take place in November. All three bouts will be simulcast on ESPN+. ESPN+ will begin airing prelims at 6 p.m. 3/7:30 p.m. PT. The main card will begin at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m.
Shavkat Rakhmonov vs Marc-Andre Barriault
The Kazakhstan native has gained a following in the UFC after winning his first two bouts. His all-action style has landed him an undefeated 14-0 record, but he has yet to fight a Carlston Harris-caliber opponent. The UFC is also looking to develop new talent in emerging markets. Rakhmonov represents this new generation of mixed martial artists. He is a promising prospect who has a solid submission game and a strong finish.
While the Beverly Hills Ninja may have a huge reach advantage, he will likely look to defend it at range. Barriault, on the other hand, has the experience to wear Njokuani down and finish him early. This means we’re likely to see a clinch in the second round. If Barriault finishes Njokuani, he’ll score a KO victory.
The main card features three undefeated fighters, including 7-0 middleweight Nick Maximov against Punahele Soriano and 14-0 welterweight Shavkat Rakhmonov against Carlston Harris. In addition, Tresean Gore will make his UFC debut against Bryan Battle. Gore was eliminated in the Season 29 finale of The Ultimate Fighter and eventually lost to Bryan Battle. To follow the action, you can check out FightCenter for live updates.