Confrontations between heavyweights, especially when it comes to the headliner of the tournament, have always aroused genuine interest among the public. And on June 5, just such a fight awaits us, in which representatives of the UFC TOP-10 will participate: Alexander Volkov and Jairzinho Rozenstruik. These two will enter the cage after the defeats, because for both the victory in the upcoming fight is very important.

Alexander Volkov vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik
This rating fight is bound to become the decoration of UFC Fight Night 207 and, judging by the quotes, experts estimate the chances of the athletes as fairly equal. Which of the guys will be able to become a triumphant of this evening and will we see a meeting at the full distance: we will understand this issue using a detailed analysis of the current state of the athletes.
The battle for the bronze medals of the VTB United League is about to start, which will be little consolation for these clubs. UNICS lost three matches in a row and after a very successful match gave up the series with Zenit. After such a slap in the face, it will be very difficult to recover and achieve a positive result. Of course, the team will try to win at least third place in the current draw, but it will be incredibly difficult to get out of the current crisis.

UNICS vs Lokomotiv-Kuban
Lokomotiv-Kuban did not look like a favorite before the start of the playoff stage, so it "burned out" quite expectedly. But in the series against CSKA, the team showed a desire to win, character and will. Therefore, Krasnodar has significantly risen in the eyes of specialists and ordinary fans. On May 19, the rivals will meet each other on the floor of the Basket Hall arena in Kazan.
Women who perform in mixed martial arts rarely write their names into the history of this sport, and even more so they cannot be remembered for a long time by fans. However, Holly Holm managed not only to make an excellent career for herself, but will forever remain in the memory of people as the first girl who managed to demolish Ronda Rousey herself from the throne.

Holly Holm vs Kathleen Vieira
Many years have passed since then, but the "Preacher's Daughter" continues to hold high positions in the ratings, and on May 22, she, along with Kathleen Viyera, will head the UFC Fight Night 206 tournament. The ladies will represent different styles in the octagon, which doubles the interest to this confrontation. And more importantly, the winner may well count on a title chance in the future.
The hosts of the tournament, the national team of Finland, on May 17 will hold a key match of the group stage against the American team. The meeting will take place in Tampere, on the ice of the Tampere Dec arena. 

Finland vs USA
The two most progressive European teams, Denmark and Switzerland, will play a face-to-face match on May 15 as part of the group stage of the Ice Hockey World Championship 2022. The meeting will be held at the Helsinki Ice Palace.

Denmark vs Switzerland
UNICS and Zenit give out a fiery semi-final series, in which the club from St. Petersburg is still in the lead - 2-1. Kazan played very well on the road and returned home with a real opportunity to close the series. But while it is developing in a completely different way, the team allowed the opponent to come forward, and she herself was on the verge of an abyss. Now any mistake can be fatal.

UNICS vs Zenit
Zenit prepared for the away series as responsibly as possible. He showed his character and broke the opponent's resistance in the third match. Now you can act from a position of strength, somewhere to allow yourself risky actions that can lead to the final triumph. On May 13, the rivals will again face each other on the floor of the Basket Hall arena in Kazan.
The tension in the VTB United League semi-final series increases significantly, no one wants to be eliminated one step away from the coveted final confrontation. Lokomotiv Kuban played one match against CSKA and is losing in the series with a score of 1-2. Southerners demonstrate character and the will to win, do not want to go on vacation ahead of time. They moved as actively and aggressively as possible in their native walls, they began to perfectly use shots from the field. The team clearly demonstrated that, if desired, it is able to confuse the opponent, to prevent breathing with high pressure.

Lokomotiv Kuban vs CSKA
The "soldiers" are still in control of the situation, and the last match, in which case, will be played on the home parquet. But the team is unlikely to want to get on the nerves of themselves and the fans. He perfectly understands that the series needs to be closed in the upcoming match. This will save more strength and emotions before the final battle. On May 12, the rivals will once again clash with each other on the floor of the Basket Hall arena in Krasnodar.
UNICS and Zenit have an amazing semi-final series of the VTB United League, which is currently tied 1-1. The Kazan club is especially trying to prove itself, which before the start of the season was hardly considered one of the main favorites of the competition. But he first held a very high-quality regular championship, and then consolidated this with the first round of the playoffs. Now the team will definitely try to break through to the final of the competition, which will already be a huge success.

UNICS vs Zenit
The team from St. Petersburg plays in a very organized and disciplined manner. The result is one of the best reliability numbers in the league. And on the road, Zenit will try to raise the defense to the absolute, so as not to allow the opponent liberties near his ring. The rivals will face each other on May 11 on the floor of the Basket Hall arena in Kazan.
The first semi-final pair in the VTB United League is not particularly pleased with the intrigue and struggle. Lokomotiv-Kuban is in a difficult position, as it is inferior in the series with CSKA with a score of 0-2 in matches. The next mistake could be fatal, completely cross out all chances to save the situation. Therefore, it is time for the club from Krasnodar to connect hidden reserves if it does not want to leave the fight for the title ahead of time.

Lokomotiv Kuban vs CSKA
The Moscow "army" everything is in perfect order. The team is gaining momentum from match to match and looks more and more powerful. She expects to calmly close the current confrontation in order to have more time to prepare for the final "boss". On May 10, the rivals will clash with each other in the third match of the series.
The second semi-final confrontation within the framework of the VTB United League begins. Zenit held a very high quality regular drawing of competitions. He swung for first place, but lost all his advantage right at the finish line. It is for this reason that the team approached the playoff stage as angry as possible, charged to fight. In addition, the removal from the Euroleague could very seriously unload the calendar, retained a large amount of strength and emotion.

Zenit vs UNICS
UNICS this season outplayed almost all the giants, and stumbled in matches with outsiders. Therefore, the third place in the standings was a completely natural result. At the same time, the team performs very well on the road, which can become a trump card in decisive battles. On May 6, the rivals will meet on the floor of the Sibur Arena in St. Petersburg.
Incompatibility in a fight, especially when it is stopped due to accidents, like a poke in the eye, forces fighters to spend time on revenge, even when it would seem that the winner is obvious. In September 2019, Ryan Bader made his first heavyweight title defense, and almost immediately took control of the fight with Cheick Kongo. However, the slightest indiscretion shown in that fight forces him to re-enter the cage with the same opponent.

Ryan Bader vs Cheick Kongo
At the anniversary Bellator 280, which will take place in Cheick's hometown of Paris, Bader will try to save his only belt from the encroachments of a veteran for whom this is certainly the last opportunity in his career to climb Olympus. What will happen on May 7th: will we hear the name of a new champion or will "Darth" remain on the throne? Let's analyze the situation in detail before drawing any conclusions.
The semi-final stage of the VTB United League kicks off, which will delight you with the most interesting confrontations. In the first match between CSKA and Lokomotiv-Kuban. The Moscow "soldiers" won the regular championship, so until the very last moment they will have the advantage of the home court. In the starting round of the playoffs, they literally destroyed Nizhny Novgorod, allowed to impose a fight in only one meeting. The team feels just great, adds and progresses.

CSKA vs Lokomotiv-Kuban
"Railroaders" also received a fairly simple seeding. They ended the series dry with PARMA, leaving no chance for the opponent. It was felt how confidently basketball players control the situation throughout all three fights. On May 5, CSKA and Lokomotiv Kuban will meet in the opening match of the series.
In 2014, two participants in the reality show The Ultimate Fighter, Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza, reached the final, where they were given the opportunity to compete for the place of the first female strawweight champion in UFC history. That evening, the decisive factor in the duel was the struggle of Carla, who submitted the Bandit with a rear naked choke and entered her name in the history of the promotion.

Rose Namajunas vs Carla Esparza
After 7 years, these girls got the opportunity to have a rematch and, looking at the path they went through, there is no doubt that both have grown, both technically and mentally. The audience is waiting for a completely new confrontation, where each participant will have their own trump cards. How will the co-main event of UFC 274 go, and who will feel the weight of the champion belt on their waist on May 8 - we will try to answer this intriguing question in our forecast.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz has long terrified his peers with his "Polish power". However, generations of fighters are changing, and now more and more young talents are entering the top, and Alexander Rakich is definitely one of them. Already on May 15, this guy will have to share the promotion octagon with the most experienced opponent in order to prove his belonging to the division's elite.

Jan Blachowicz vs Aleksander Rakic
The UFC management gave them the honor of heading the ESPN 36 tournament, so there is a lot of responsibility on the athletes. The age-old question, which is better: experience or youth? It will have to be answered not only by the athletes themselves, but also by us, since the meeting promises to be tense, competitive and, without a doubt, one of the brightest at the planned event.

After losing fights with Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje, Michael Chandler was forced to temporarily put his thoughts on the title race and focus his attention on those who are below him in the rankings. The athlete, who went the same way, losing to the champion and current challenger, Tony Ferguson, turned out to be the best solution for him.

Michael Chandler vs Tony Ferguson
El Cucuy has long been short of stars from the sky, and at UFC 274 he will have his last chance to jump into the top five to stay afloat and not become an exile of the best MMA promotion on the planet. The guys are definitely preparing a spectacular battle for us, but who of them has great potential to achieve victory, we will look into our forecast.
The quarter-final stage of the VTB United League is rapidly approaching its logical conclusion. CSKA leads the series with Nizhny Novgorod with a score of 2-0.

Nizhny Novgorod vs CSKA
Nizhny Novgorod got the strongest opponent, so it tries to survive in such conditions. With every match he looks bolder and more interesting, he tries to put spokes into the opponent's wheels. One gets the feeling that the home stands can finally help win back the long-awaited victory. CSKA does not yet look particularly collected, because it allows itself to act relaxed, and in some moments even imposingly. The Army Men feel that they still have a colossal margin of safety. But the team definitely does not want to drag out this series and play additional matches. On April 27, the rivals will meet each other on the floor of the Nagorny stadium in Nizhny Novgorod.
The UFC lightweight division has always been filled with talented athletes, and even after the departure of such stars as Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, although the story is not over with the first, we continue to be intrigued by the most interesting fights. The next champion from Brazil, Charles Oliveira, having come a long way to the top, will make his second title defense against Justin Gaethje on May 8 in the main fight at UFC 274.

Charles Oliveira vs Justin Gaethje
Once again, we will witness a clash of styles, where the crazy “Highlight” will try to disarm the cunning native of Sao Paulo with his pressure. In this fight, the result can be the most unpredictable, despite the quotes and opinions of other fighters, so before drawing any conclusions, you should focus on in-depth analysis and the real balance of power in such a competitive fight.
The fifth game of the final series of the Gagarin Cup between Metallurg and CSKA will again be held in Magnitogorsk. On Tuesday, April 26, the local Metallurgist has a great chance to win the honorary trophy in front of his own fans. The score in the series is 3-1 in favor of Metallurg.

Metallurg vs CSKA
Finally, the VTB United League draw is reaching the finish line, the playoff stage is about to start. CSKA is traditionally considered the main favorite of the competition. The team was not stable during the regular season, but at the end it gained momentum and finished it in the first position in the standings. The Moscow "soldiers" will try to get into the next stage of the tournament without any special problems.

CSKA vs Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod misfires under the curtain of the regular season greatly complicate their position. Now you have to fight with the strongest opponent from the very start of the playoffs, which will be a great test of strength and stamina. On April 22, the rivals will clash with each other on the floor of the Megasport Arena in Moscow.
Magnitogorsk "Arena Metallurg" April 20 will be the venue for the second match of the final series of the Gagarin Cup between the local Metallurg and the capital's CSKA. At the moment, the score in the series is 1-0 in favor of CSKA.

Metallurg vs CSKA
In the main event of UFC on ESPN on April 16, UFC fans will get to know potential contender Kamaru Usman. Vicente Luque and Belal Muhammad will face each other to determine who deserves to compete in the race for the title and who should forget about the belt. Belal will look to avenge a long-standing defeat at the hands of the Brazilian, while for Luque, defeating Muhammad will bring him closer to a fight with Usman. We have prepared a forecast for you and have identified a favorite.

Vicente Luque vs Belal Muhammad
The regular draw of the VTB United League is almost over, but some teams remain tournament motivated. Lokomotiv-Kuban gained momentum only towards the end of this stage of the competition, failing its start. But the turning point with the mass departure of legionnaires only had a positive effect on him. The team began to win as stably and confidently as possible, competently spent a long calendar period.

Lokomotiv-Kuban vs Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod is trying to get to the playoffs in the best mood and condition. He won two matches in a row and is not going to stop there. The team will definitely try to take the chance to extend the successful streak. On April 12, the rivals will clash with each other in a face-to-face match.
The fourth meeting of the army confrontation at the semifinal stage of the Gagarin Cup will again be held in Moscow. Hockey players of CSKA and SKA will take to the ice of the capital's CSKA Arena on Friday, April 8. At the moment, the score in the series is 2-1 in favor of CSKA.

CSKA vs SKA
In the 31st round of the Premier League, Tottenham will host Newcastle. The meeting will take place on April 3 at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London. Fans are expecting a high end and a large number of goals. The parties are pursuing serious tasks, so they will have to work out to the fullest.

Tottenham vs Newcastle

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