UFC fans have already seen some wars this year inside the octagon. Israel Adesanya’s fight against Anderson Silva and Kevin Gateslum, Dustin Poirier’s fight against Max Holloway, Henry Cejudo’s fight against Marlon Moraes, Jon Jones’s fight against Thiago Santos are just a few of them. And it’s going to get a lot better in the coming months. We can expect to see some big names fighting each other at the end of the year, but let’s talk about the big fights we have in our hands right now.
1- Daniel Cormier VS Stipe Miocic
The Double champ, Daniel Cormier is going to face Former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic again in the most anticipated rematch of the year for the heavyweight championship at UFC 241 main event. In the first installment of this fight, Daniel knocked Stipe out in the first round to become the heavyweight champion. Since then Stipe has been waiting for the rematch and has declined to fight any other fighter. And after the Daniel Cormier VS Brock Lesnar fell apart, UFC has scheduled the rematch for the prestigious heavyweight title.
It would be a firework-like never before when the undefeated at heavyweight Daniel Cormier goes against the most decorated heavyweight fighter Stipe Miocic to defend his title.
2. Khabib Nurmagomedov VS Dustin Poirier
If someone says that this is the most anticipated match of the year, it would be pretty hard to make an argument against it. One of the biggest names in the company the lightweight undefeated and undisputed champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov makes his return after his suspension due to the infamous brawl after UFC 229, where he defeated Conor Mcgregor and afterward jumped over the octagon to face Conor’s training partner Dillion Danis.
On the other hand, the interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier has been unstoppable in his last three fights, in which he went to war against fighters such as Max Holloway, Eddie Alvarez, and Justin Gathje.
These two champions will main-event Dubai’s card to unify the lightweight title and fans shouldn’t expect anything less than a war.
3. Robbert Whittaker VS Israel Adesanya
One of the rising superstars of UFC, Israel Adesanya will face the current and defending middleweight champion, Robbert Whittaker in a larger than life event in Australia. Both these fighters have talked about selling an entire stadium for this anticipated fight.
After defending his title against Yoel Romero, Robert hasn’t stepped into the octagon because of injuries. His championship fight against Kevin Gateslum was canceled, who then went on to fight Israel for the interim belt. With the heat between these to fighters in the build-up to the fight, these two will face each other in the main event of UFC 243.
4- Nate Diaz VS Anthony Pettis
It’s not a title fight, and it’s not even the main event. But one thing for sure, the eyes of all UFC fans will be on this fight since the favorite son of Stockton, Nate Diaz is making his return to the ring after three long years, since his rematch against Conor Mcgregor.
Nate Diaz was for sure one of the biggest superstars of UFC at the time he was fighting, and that popularity has not gone anywhere.
Meanwhile, Anthony Pettis moved up to middleweight and shocked the world by knocking Stephen Thompson. In his interview, Pettis has said that he doesn’t like Nate at all and looking to hurt him and knock him out. Well, if you are looking for a fight then you can’t ask for a better partner than Nate Diaz.
These two are going to face each other in front of a sold-out arena on UFC 241 co-main event.