according to But more than that, it feels like the first big fight week week of the year.
More especially the main event is sensational and the co-main is basically as good as MMA gets.
That’s a little bizarre because this event isn’t expected to be a blockbuster in terms of live gate returns or pay-per-view buys.
Then there have been a slew of interesting announcements from the UFC that are worth discussing.
As I write this in Las Vegas, I don’t get the sense that it’s particularly noteworthy in this town.
referring to (1:41)LAS VEGAS — An interim lightweight championship fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson has been called off after Nurmagomedov was hospitalized Thursday evening.
“UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov was transported to Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center Thursday evening due to weight management medical issues,” a UFC statement read.
The 155-pound title fight was supposed to co-headline UFC 209 on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena.
Brett Okamoto describes how “extreme weight cutting” is a major part of mixed martial arts and how it can cause issues, such as the cancellation of the interim lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson.
The cancellation is a massive blow to UFC 209, which is headlined by a welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson.
UFC 209 fight card, Woodley vs. Thompson predictions, odds, expert picks
referring to UFC 209 picks, predictionsFight Reiter Coca Mormile Fitzsimmons Wise Woodley vs. Thompson Woodley Thompson Woodley Thompson Woodley Evans vs. Kelly Evans Evans Evans Evans Kelly Vannata vs. Teymur Vannata Vannata Vannata Vannata Vannata Overeem vs. Hunt Hunt Overeem Hunt Overeem HuntCoca on why Thompson wins: That first fight was such a classic and I think this fight can be just as good.
Wise on why Woodley wins: It’s an incredible testament to Woodley’s mental state that he’s been a betting underdog most of his UFC career and has only two losses.
Woodley and Thompson battled to a majority draw with the champion (Woodley) retaining his belt by a single point on one of three judges’ scorecards.
Woodley, who has no problem speaking his mind, feels confident heading into the rematch with the longer, taller Thompson.
Here’s how the full fight card breaks down for Saturday night in Las Vegas with the latest odds from Bovada.
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