UFC has rolled proper again into the motion in 2021. After what might be known as nothing wanting an enormous success in 2020 below extremely troublesome circumstances, UFC hasn’t missed a beat within the time for the reason that pandemic began with large struggle after large struggle all year long. The primary two months of the brand new yr have been no totally different.
Dustin Poirier shocked many together with his second-round TKO of Conor McGregor in January. Then, Kamaru Usman rallied from an early knockdown in opposition to buddy turned rival Gilbert Burns to cease his opponent and retain his welterweight title.
The start of March noticed a trio of title fights that every one delivered for various causes at UFC 259. Jan Blachowicz turned away Israel Adesanya and his bid to change into a two-division champion with a gutsy efficiency in the primary occasion to retain his gentle heavyweight crown. Amanda Nunes continued her ho-hum greatness with a first-round submission of Megan Anderson. And Aljamain Sterling turned a champion controversially when Petr Yan threw a perplexing knee to the pinnacle of Sterling whereas his opponent was clearly down.
Then to shut the month, Francis Ngnannou confirmed his damaging energy as soon as once more with a thunderous TKO over Stipe Miocic to say the heavyweight crown. Ngannou has now scored 5 straight knockouts with seemingly little effort wanted.
Now as we flip to April, the warmth actually turns up as UFC is ready to carry its first card with full fan attendance for the reason that starting of the pandemic at UFC 261 on April 24 in Jacksonville, Florida. UFC is heading again to the identical enviornment that gave it a jumpstart in Might 2020 on the VyStar Veterans Memorial Area with 15,00zero followers allowed inside. And the cardboard is loaded. Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will run it again with Jorge Masvidal in a rematch from 2020 that noticed Usman grind out a call over the red-hot challenger. Plus, Valentina Shevchenko returns to defend her flyweight title in opposition to former strawweight champ Jessica Andrade. And present strawweight champ Weili Zhang seems to make her second protection in opposition to former champ Rose Namajunas.
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Upcoming UFC Schedule
|UFC Struggle Evening||April 10||Marvin Vettori vs. Darren Until||Middleweights||Las Vegas||ABC|
|UFC Struggle Evening||April 17||Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum||Middleweights||TBD||ESPN/ESPN+|
|UFC 261||April 24||Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Jorge Masvidal||Welterweight title||Jacksonville, Florida||UFC PPV|
|UFC Struggle Evening||Might eight||Cory Sandhagen vs. TJ Dillashaw||Bantamweights||TBD||ESPN+|
|UFC 262||Might 15||Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira||Vacant light-weight title||Houston||UFC PPV|
|UFC Struggle Evening||Might 22||Cody Garbrandt vs. Rob Font||Bantamweights||TBD||ESPN+|