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What's Next for the UFC?

Publish Date: 10/03/2021
Fact checked by: James Leeland

Following an action-packed UFC 259 last weekend, we’re going to tell you all about UFC’s events in the near future.

UFC moved its events to their new UFC Apex production centre in Nevada, where, from the promotion’s latest card, all future live events will be held.

Now it’s back in the USA, though, expect to be staying up until the early hours of the morning if you’re wanting to watch some of the best UFC action live. Sorry.

UFC 259

Last weekend, we saw UFC 259 take place, and there was a lot to talk about.

Too soon for Adesanya?

The main event saw middleweight champion Israel Adesanya go toe-to-toe with light-heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz in a champion vs. champion bout.

This was Adesanya’s first attempt to move up a weight class to see if he could follow in the footsteps of Conor McGregor – to be a UFC champion at two weight divisions.

However, there’s a reason that Blachowicz is light-heavyweight champion. Probably not the smartest first light-heavyweight fight for Izzy, going after

The fight did go the distance, but the Polish Power ended up scoring better on the judges’ scorecards, declaring Blachowicz victorious.

Izzy got handed his first professional UFC loss, so now it’s back to the drawing board for him.

Amanda Nunes: Queen of the Octagon

Meanwhile, the co-main event of the night reiterated the fact that Amanda Nunes is unstoppable, unbeatable and arguably one of the most dominant female UFC fighters the promotion has seen.

Nunes is currently pound-for-pound the number 1 ranked female UFC athlete, and it’s hard to argue with that.

The Brazilian submitted her opponent Megan Anderson with a devastating armbar just past the halfway point of the first round. Business as usual for Amanda.

It was actually a star-filled night, and if you watched early enough, you’ll have watched bantamweight veteran Dominick Cruz beat Casey Kenney in the prelims.

UFC Fight Nights

Before the next main UFC event, there’s a couple of UFC Fight Nights to be held consecutively over the next two weekends. There’s also a few names on there you’ll recognise, and if you’re a UFC mega-fan, then you’ll obviously know who’s competing in the Octagon.

The first, taking place this weekend, sees a welterweight headline bout involving British UFC fighter Leon Edwards, who will step foot in the Octagon to face his opponent, Belal Muhammad.

Then, the following weekend will see another UFC Fight Night, with a middleweight bout headlining the event in Nevada. Kevin Holland will be part of this one, fighting veteran UFC fighter Derek Brunson, now aged 37.

UFC 260

If Fight Nights aren’t the one for you, then that’s fine – they’re not the biggest UFC events, especially overseas. However, you best be turning your attention to UFC 260.

This is going to be big. The headline is literally the word big, as it’s a heavyweight title clash between current champion Stipe Miocic and rising UFC star Francis Ngannou. It’s one you really don’t want to miss.

The co-main event sees featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and popular UFC fighter Brian Ortega go head-to-head, with the champion putting his title on the line. Again, it’s another highly-anticipated fight, and you should be well excited for this one.

Amongst the main card are other popular names, including Irish bantamweight Sean O’Malley looking to work his way up the division rankings. If he overcomes his opponent, Thomas Almeida, then there’s a good chance for him to progress and earn a high ranking for himself in the future.

UFC 260 takes place on March 27, with the early prelims starting at 10pm GMT. The main card will begin at 3am, so prepare yourself

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