Following Multiple Cancellations UFC Vegas 35 Main Card Finally Confirmed

Published 08/22/2021, 10:46 PM EDT


UFC Vegas 35 takes place this weekend. A featherweight clash between Giga Chikadze and Edson Barboza will headline the event. Multiple cancellations have plagued the match card. Just last week, we witnessed not one but three fights pulled out from the fight card for various reasons.

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However, the promotion has finally put together six fights that will be part of the main card at UFC Vegas 35. The card will also feature The Ultimate Fighter finals as well. Here is a list of the fights scheduled for the main card at UFC Vegas 35. 

Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze

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Bryan Battle vs. Gilbert Urbina- (The Ultimate Fighter middleweight final)

Ricky Turcios vs. Brady Hiestand- (The Ultimate Fighter bantamweight final)

Kevin Lee vs. Daniel Rodriguez

Andre Petroski vs. Micheal Gillmore

Makhmud Muradov vs. Gerald Meerschaert

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Fights to watch out for at UFC Vegas 35 

UFC Vegas 35 is stacked with some incredible fights that fans can not miss out on. The main event features a clash between two of the best strikers in the featherweight division. Further down the card, Ricky Turcios and Brady Hiestand battle it out for a spot on the UFC’s roster. Bryan Battle takes on Gilbert Urbina on short notice after Gore suffered an injury, sidelining him. Both fights will be to decide the winner of the latest installment of The Ultimate fighter with two weight classes being contested. 

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Kevin Lee returns to welterweight once again and will take on Daniel Rodriguez on short notice. ‘The Motown Phenom’ was initially set to face Sean Brady. However, Brady pulled out of the bout because of an injury. Lee will hope to get back to winning ways at 170-pounds. 

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Makhmud Muradov is another fighter to watch out for. ‘Mach’ is on a 14-fight win streak at the moment. He will take on a UFC veteran in Gerald Meerschaert. Muradov is 3-0 in the UFC and has secured two of those wins via stoppage. It will be interesting to see how he fares against Meerschaert. 

What do you make of the main card at UFC Vegas 35? Which fight are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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