UFC President Dana White has exciting news for UFC and sports enthusiasts as the mixed martial arts sport looks to recommence in May of 2020. After two previously failed attempts, the UFC has announced that the UFC 249 event will hold at Jacksonville’s VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Florida. Hopefully, nothing will stop the event from taking place this time around when considering the financial restirictions that already exist for fighters in the UFC accorsing to Betway Online.
As we lick our chops and anticipate the event, let’s take a look at top five fights to watch out for at the UFC 294 pay per view.
Jeremy Stevens Versus Calvin Kattar
Although Yair Rodriguez emerged victorious via decision in Jeremy Stephen’s previous bout, Jeremy left the octagon with his head held up high after a superb performance. So another outstanding performance worthy of becoming “fight of the night” should be anticipated by fans in his contest against Calvin Kattar. Calvin Kattar also came out on the losing end in his previous bout, so expect a fierce battle between two hungry warriors of the octagon.
Carla Esparza Versus Michelle Waterson
Two of the most dominant women in combat sports Carla Esparza and Michelle have never butted heads, and are both eager to get their hands on each other. Michelle Waterson is perceived as the hungrier competitor as she lost her last bout to Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Still, Esparza cannot be taken lightly as she comes off fired up from two consecutive wins. This fight will billed to keep fans on the edge of their seats in the same way as when one visits their favourite museum.
Greg Hardy Versus Yorgan De Castro
According to Dana White, this bout will open the main card of UFC 249, and it is strategically placed with good reason. Yorgan De Castro earned five of his six wins via knockout, while his opponent for the night Greg Hardy of earned all five of his victories also via knockout. It will be an interesting sight to see who, and if anyone gets knocked out for the win which no doubt may be covered by our friends at Betway.
Vicente Luque Versus Niko Price
This fight presents an interesting case with a little bit of history between both parties. In 2017, Vicente Luque squared off with Price and won by submission.
Since then Vicente Luque has been on relatively good form of winning five of his last six matches with the exception being his last fight which he lost to Steven Thompson. Price, on the other hand, has won four out of six including his last bout.
Whether or not Price can use the momentum from his last fight to get payback remains to be seen.
Uriah Hall Versus Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
This fight deserves its placing on this list due to incredibly contrasting styles of both contestants. Uriah Hall toppling his opponent with his strikes would look good in UFC’s highlight reel. Ronaldo, on the other hand, is an incredible grappler that dominates his opponents when he has them on the ground with his lethal submission holds. In his last fight, Uriah Hall emerged victorious over Antonio Carlos Junior after a rigorous battle. Fans are eager to see what Hall can bring to the table against a unique opponent like Souza.
For an event that has been overly anticipated by fans, the card sure does look stacked and looks to impress.