The UFC has begun operating again in 2021. After what could not be called a resounding success in 2020 under extremely difficult circumstances, the UFC has not missed a beat in the time since. from the beginning of the pandemic with this great war to the great war throughout. year. The first six months of the new year are no different.
We’ve seen newly crowned champions, current title winners turn away from challengers, and a pair of no-title main events will rob the show on PPV. Dustin Poirier got his revenge on Conor McGregor in January with a TKO in the second round after the Irishman won his first meeting in 2014. Then in July, Poirier was on his way to winning the round. In the first of the trio, McGregor’s leg was broken just below him. Both, along with Dana White, have said a fourth fight is likely.
Plus, Alexander Volkanovski reminded why he could be one of the all-time great featherweight contenders with a lavish win over Brian Ortega that left the champ needing to get away with multiple tries. challenge. And Glover Teixeira, 42, joined the elite team by subduing Jan Blachowicz in the second round to claim the light heavyweight title, becoming the oldest first-time champion in advertising history.
Then in November, a pair of champions kept their titles in tactical duels. Kamaru Usman took home his second win over Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 268 with a unanimous decision. And Rose Namajunas secured a decisive victory over Weili Zhang to keep her lead in the women’s straw weight division.
There are only three events left in 2021 and the UFC is doing it with a bang. First came the big clash at 135 pounds as former featherweight champion Jose Aldo continued his quest through bantamweight against rising rival Rob Font. Aldo, 35, is suffering 2-2 since losing weight but has picked up two wins in his last two away trips against the Octagon. Meanwhile, Font has had 4 consecutive wins with a score of 5-1 since 2018.
Be sure to check back on this page as we have more information on the upcoming UFC events of the year.
Upcoming UFC schedule
|UFC fight night||December 4||Rob Font and Jose Aldo||Bantamweight||Las Vegas||ESPN+|
|UFC 269||December 11||Charles Oliveira (c) vs. Dustin Poirier||Light title||Las Vegas||ESPN+ PPV|
|UFC fight night||December 18||Derrick Lewis and Chris Daukaus||Heavyweight||Las Vegas||ESPN+|
https://www.cbssports.com/mma/news/2021-ufc-event-schedule-charles-oliveira-vs-dustin-poirier-jose-aldo-vs-rob-font-close-out-the-year/ UFC 2021 Fixtures: Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier, Jose Aldo vs. Rob Font ends the year