The lion's share of fighters after signing in the UFC go a long way before meeting with big-name opponents and getting the opportunity to show all their skills to the general public. However, Arman Tsarukyan became one of the few who were lucky enough to share the octagon with Islam Makhachev in the debut and give the best fight of the evening. Despite the defeat, the athlete was remembered by the public for his flamboyant style, and now fans are looking forward to his performance.

Arman Tsarukyan vs Mateusz Gamrot
Already on June 26, "Akhalkalaki" will enter the 7th match under the auspices of the best promotion on the planet, where Mateusz Gamrot will become his opponent. Their fight will definitely grace UFC on ESPN 38, and there is not the slightest doubt that the guys will set off fireworks in the octagon. The bookmakers have already decided who is the favorite in this pair, but we will dig deeper to reveal the most likely winner in the upcoming clash.
Several generations of mixed martial arts fans are familiar with such a fighter as Gegard Mousasi. He began to beat people professionally in the octagon 20 years ago and still manages to remain at the highest level. As is often the case, veteran prospects are on the hunt for their heads, and at Bellator 282, the Dreamcatcher will face the undefeated guy, Johnny Ablin.

Gegard Mousasi vs Johnny Eblin
This is the seventh fight under the promotion's banner for the up-and-coming prospect, and he's already got the opportunity to fight such a legend for the belt. What will we see on June 25th? Another declasse performed by Musashi, or a new middleweight champion? Let's look at this confrontation under the microscope and find out the likely winner.
The UFC is back in Texas for another explosive event. The UFC on ESPN 37 card will feature an important fight for fans from the CIS, with the participation of Damir Ismagulov, who has fallen in love with the public, and the Swedish-Georgian puncher, Guram Kutateladze. For the latter, this will be only the second fight under the banner of the major league, but he is ready to declare himself a victory over a famous opponent.

Damir Ismagulov vs Guram Kutateladze
Both fighters prefer to fight in a standing position, and this promises the audience an interesting kill of high-class strikers. Whose skills will turn out to be better: an experienced Damir, or a charged Guram, ready to do everything to get into the ratings? It's time to look into this issue, identifying the athlete who is likely to be the winner this evening.
For years, Josh Emmett has been in the shadow of the UFC featherweight division, taking on little-known opposition and winning fights by decision. However, after a crushing knockout in a duel with Ricardo Lamas, he began a rapid ascent to the TOP, where he showed the public his full potential. He will have the opportunity to do it again at UFC on ESPN 37, where an equally awesome fighter, Calvin Kattar, will stand opposite.

Calvin Kattar vs Josh Emmett
On account of the American, a good dozen confrontations with eminent opponents, and his uncompromising style leaves no chance for an easy walk in the cage. That is why, the clash of two titans of this level will be a real decoration of the upcoming event. And what will be more effective: technique and power, or inhuman stamina with an insane desire to arrange a felling? It's time to find the right answer.
After the protracted conflict between the ASA and their fighter, Artem Reznikov, no one believed that he could break into the Lightweight Grand Prix to meet the best representatives of his division there. However, all issues were settled, and at the ACA 140 tournament, which will be held in Sochi, our athlete will meet with ex-UFC fighter Davi Ramos.

Artem Reznikov vs Davi Ramos
The Brazilian is very dangerous on the ground, so it will be doubly interesting to see whose technique on the ground is better. The winner of this pair will reach the semi-finals of the tournament bracket, and it is quite possible that this is the only chance for Reznikov to prove once again that he is the best representative of his category in the entire post-Soviet space.
The lightest women's division of the UFC has been under the strict guidance of the champion from Kyrgyzstan, Valentina Shevchenko, for several years now. This pretty girl demonstrates an impressive level of skill in every fight, and at UFC 275, she will once again defend her title. This time the "Bullet" will face a powerful Brazilian - Tayla Santos, as well as Valentina herself, who has a past in Muay Thai. The ladies will meet in the co-main event of the numbered event, and despite the complete dominance of the title holder over her opponents, this particular confrontation will be of great importance for Shevchenko's future career.

Valentina Shevchenko vs Tayla Santos
Who would have thought that after losing to Jon Jones in 2014, Glover Teixeira would shine on the UFC posters as a champion, after a whole 8 years from that moment. This Brazilian has come a long way in mixed martial arts and deserves his place in the division. However, young and hungry lions, ready to give everything for the belt, abound in the light heavyweight division, and on June 11 in Singapore, Glover will have to overcome another fearsome fighter - Jiri Prochazka. Their meeting will headline the UFC 275 tournament and, despite the odds, as well as other subtleties, everyone has a very good chance of winning. It remains for us to find out who has more of them.

Glover Teixeira vs Jiri Prochazka
The final series of the VTB United League throws up the most interesting matches, each of which becomes a real decoration of the current competition draw. At the moment, the score is 3-3, so the winner of the main prize will be determined in the upcoming match.

CSKA vs Zenit
CSKA was in the lead with a very comfortable handicap and looked like the undisputed favorite of the confrontation. But first he made a mistake at home, and then he lost a lot on the road. Therefore, the emotional state of basketball players definitely leaves much to be desired, they are unlikely to be able to enter the floor without nervousness and jitters. Zenith has already accomplished quite a feat as they saved a near-dead streak and hold on to their chance to win the title with the last of their strength. Moreover, the club is definitely in a better position, as it was able to turn the situation around at the most difficult moment. Now he can relax a bit, because even in the event of a final defeat, he deserves recognition and support for a worthy fight. On June 5, the decisive seventh match of the series will take place on the floor of the Megasport Arena in Moscow.
Undefeated world champions in the light heavyweight division, undefeated Russian Artur "White Puncher" Beterbiev (WBC / IBF titles) and US representative, Joe Smith Jr. (WBO title), will be held on June 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Artur Beterbiev vs Joe Smith Jr.
Fighters with “0” in the defeat column often fly into the UFC, since such craftsmen are much easier to promote, and fans always wonder if an athlete will keep such statistics at such a high level. In 2019, the first representative of Ingushetia in the octagon, Movsar Evloev, also came to measure his strength against the best athletes on the planet, and after so much time, he manages to emerge undefeated from the fights.

Movsar Evloev vs Dan Ige
But on June 5, our fighter will have to meet the most formidable opponent in his career - Dan Ige, who managed to establish himself as a very strong middle peasant, ready to enter the cage with any opponent. At UFC Fight Night 207, they will have to fight for a place in the TOP-10 of the featherweight division, and who is most likely to get the victory - we will understand our detailed prediction.
The final series of the VTB United League is nearing its logical conclusion, both teams are doing their best and trying to demonstrate the optimal level of play. The obvious advantage is on the side of CSKA Moscow, which won three victories and leads the series - 3-1.

CSKA vs Zenit
The "soldiers" demonstrate that they do not experience much resistance within the League, they are too much superior to all opponents in the speed of decision-making, the use of their chances and individual skill. They approach the home meeting with the most comfortable advantage, so they should not experience any special moral pressure. The team will try to resolve all issues already in the upcoming match, so as not to drag out the fight for the title, not to waste extra strength and emotions. Zenith gives up the last of his strength on the floor and acts with great desire, but even this is not enough for the final victory. It’s impossible to close completely “own” matches, stupid mistakes fail at the most key moment. Therefore, the emotional state of basketball players frankly leaves much to be desired. On May 30, the fifth fight of the series will take place, which can dot the i's.
For the third time in a row, the national teams of Finland and Canada will play in the finals of the Ice Hockey World Championship. The decisive game of the championship will take place on May 29 in Tampere, at the local ice arena "Tampere Dec".

Finland vs Canada
Zenit and CSKA continue to cut fiercely in the final series of the VTB United League. After three matches, the Moscow “CSKA” are leading with a score of 2-1, they look as convincing as possible.

Zenit vs CSKA
Zenith is still in the position of catching up, because it failed in two opening matches. But the last victory allowed me to believe a little that there are real chances to save the situation. The team completely dominated the home parquet and began to remind themselves of better times. It will be incredibly difficult to put a successful result on stream, but the club from St. Petersburg no longer has any other way out, it risks letting go of the series. Moscow CSKA looks significantly more confident than the opponent and acts with a huge advantage. He allowed himself to give the third match to the experiments of the coaching staff, and under his curtain there were completely non-standard ligaments of basketball players on the floor. But now it's time to seriously and disciplinedly join the fight, because one more misfire can turn the course of the final series 180 degrees. On May 27, the rivals will face each other on the floor of the Sibur Arena in St. Petersburg in the fourth match of the series.
The series for third place in the VTB United League pleases with fiery matches, as well as plot twists. So far, UNICS is in the lead, which leads in meetings with a score of 2-1. He has only one fight left to send to his piggy bank.

Lokomotiv Kuban vs UNICS
Lokomotiv-Kuban returned to its native walls with great optimism. He expected to win both matches and win bronze medals, to achieve his goal. But the team managed to stumble, which greatly affects the opportunity to pick up the consolation prize. Krasnodar residents are torn between the desire to enter the top three and go on vacation as soon as possible. UNICS continues to pull at the expense of the individual skill of their performers. Basketball players act quite fragmented, they frankly lack mutual understanding and coherence. Kazan expect to finally take the last fight in the series to please their fans and go on vacation. On May 26, the fourth meeting will take place, in which the rivals will meet on the floor of the Basket Hall arena in Krasnodar.
The final series of the VTB United League is rapidly approaching its logical conclusion. CSKA Moscow leads 2-0 in matches, looks just great. He will try to calmly bring things to the coveted title, he really wants to win the main prize of the competition in the most difficult conditions. This will be the best confirmation of the effective work of the management, as well as the excellent condition of the composition.

Zenit vs CSKA
But Zenith looks frankly weak and helpless, is unlikely to find the strength to turn the tide. Of course, he has two matches in a row on the home floor, which allows him to count on a comeback. But the defense so far frankly fails, cannot hold back the opponent's attack. On May 25, the opponents will face each other on the floor of the Sibur Arena in St. Petersburg in the third match of the series.
The series for the third place in the VTB United League is fast-paced and pleases with unexpected turns, Lokomotiv-Kuban and UNICS are still on par - 1:1. Now one of the teams will be able to get ahead.

Lokomotiv Kuban vs UNICS
Lokomotiv-Kuban did not start very convincingly, it looked very weak in the first match. But then he showed his character and returned to the fight for bronze medals. Basketball players have shown that they have not become less motivated, they have a desire to prove their worth against the backdrop of a top opponent. UNICS is too upset by the failure in the semi-finals, so they practically don't give all the best now. It is noticeable that many performers mentally have already gone on vacation. Most likely, on the road it will be incredibly difficult to return to the fight. On May 24, the rivals will meet each other on the floor of the Basket Hall arena in Krasnodar.
The rivalry between pop MMA and professional mixed martial arts is gaining momentum, and this despite the fact that these areas are related. At one time, Marif Piraev conquered the heights of the mixfight, but later decided to move into the pop segment, where he gained unprecedented popularity. However, he was always drawn to big goals, so his return to the pros was not delayed.

Nariman Abbasov vs Marif Piraev
Piranha chose a worthy opponent - AMC Fight Nights lightweight champion Nariman Abbasov. He is doing everything possible to get into the UFC, but for now he will have to resolve the conflict with one of the main characters of YouTube promotions. At Fight Nights 112, athletes will meet in the cage to find the best lightweight in the entire post-Soviet space. And which of them has more chances for victory - let's figure it out in our detailed forecast.
The first representative of the Tatar people in the UFC, Rinat Fakhretdinov, has long been waiting for the opportunity to make his debut in the best promotion on the planet. And now, on June 5, he will have his first fight under the banner of this league, in which he will meet with the Greek athlete, Andreas Mikhailidis, who has been playing in the UFC since 2020.

Rinat Fakhretdinov vs Andreas Mikhailidis
For Fakhretdinov, this is an ideal opportunity to start a rapid climb in the ratings, since Andreas has a number of confrontations with well-known opposition, both in the Russian MMA arena and in Western organizations. Which of the guys will perform better at UFC Vegas 56, and snatch such an important victory? The answers will be given in our detailed forecast.
Barcelona was considered the main contender for the championship in the Euroleague, especially this confidence arose after a very successful regular championship. But the semi-finals showed that the team is not ready to fight for the main prize of the competition, and will be forced to be content only with the fight for bronze medals. The mood in the Blue Garnet camp leaves much to be desired, since no one expected such a failure in the Final Four. It will be difficult to pull myself together and give a quality repechage match.

Barcelona vs Olympiacos
Olympiakos in many ways unexpectedly broke through so far, initially they were not expected at all in such serious showdowns. But the team was able to demonstrate character and turn on the maximum at the right time. She has a good opportunity to win medals in a season that initially seemed like a failure. Therefore, the team will definitely try to take advantage of this opportunity. On May 21, the rivals will clash with each other on the floor of the Stark Arena in Belgrade.
The final series of the VTB United League is about to start, which promises to be fantastic in terms of intensity of passions and emotions. CSKA definitely approaches the confrontation in the status of a favorite, has excellent chances to send another title to its piggy bank. The team almost did not notice the loss of key players, having done a great job in the transfer market. So now she must endure in terms of physical condition.

CSKA vs Zenit
Zenith has been trying to put sticks in the wheels of a formidable opponent for many years. But while the team can not oppose anything to the opponent. He expects that this season will finally allow him to win the main prize of the competition. On May 20, the opponents will play the first match of the series, which will take place on the floor of the Krylatskoye Arena in Moscow.
The favorites of the championship, the national teams of Finland and Sweden, will hold a head-to-head match of the group stage on May 18. The meeting of the two Scandinavian teams will be held in Tampere, on the ice of the Tampere Dec arena.

Finland vs Sweden
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

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