British heavyweight, Tom Aspinall, in just 2 years has gone from being a newcomer to the UFC organization to a confident top who always finishes his fights ahead of schedule. Now he has a unique chance to break into the TOP-5 of his weight class, and do it in front of the home audience at the legendary O2 Arena in London. For this, he got the perfect opponent - Curtis Blaydes, an athlete of world renown.

Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall
Guys rarely bring their fights to the referee's decisions, so we are in for an uncompromising and tough fight, where everything will be decided by one blow or a skillfully turned submission. Their bout will headline UFC Fight Night 208, which will take place on the night of July 23-24. Will the elite five be replenished with a new name, or will the veteran manage to defend his position? We will answer this question in our detailed prediction.
July 13, in the match of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League qualification, Dinamo Batumi and Slovan Bratislava will meet. The match will take place at the Adjarabet Arena (Batumi). The result of the first meeting is 0:0.

Dynamo Batumi vs Slovan Bratislava
On July 13, in the match of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League qualification, Shakhtar Soligorsk and Maribor will measure their strength. The fight will be hosted by the Sakarya Ataturk (Adapazari) arena. The result of the first meeting is 0:0.

Shakhtar Soligorsk vs Maribor
In the entire history of the UFC, not so many karatekas fought there who managed to adapt to the octagon and reach a high level. However, Nikita Krylov managed to become the one who proved himself in heavyweight and light heavyweight, climbing into the TOP and to this day entering the cage with the most formidable opponents. After a series of setbacks, he had the opportunity to rehabilitate himself with an opponent that many stars of the modern MMA era dreamed of fighting.

Nikita Krylov vs Alexander Gustafsson
Alexander Gustafsson is an eminent Swede who has made an excellent career in the West. At the UFC Fight Night 208 tournament, he will have a battle with Shakhtar, which may well be the last chance for the Torturer to stay in the promotion. In fact, both athletes will fight on July 23 for a contract with the organization, as they do not fare well in the league. We just have to find out which of the guys at this point in time has more chances for victory.
On July 6, in the Champions League qualification match, Slovan Bratislava and Dinamo Batumi will measure their strength. The fight will take place in the Tegelne Pole Arena (Bratislava).

Slovan Bratislava vs Dynamo Batumi
At the time of selection of fighters who will sign contracts with the UFC, the leadership of the league is very critical of age athletes. However, Muslim Salikhov was an exception and, judging by his success, Dana White did not doubt the correctness of his choice. A convincing series of victories allowed the "King of Kung Fu" to come close to the TOP 15 welterweight, but first he will need to overcome a formidable opponent in the face of Jinliang Li.

Muslim Salikhov vs Li Jinliang
This Chinese prospect is in his eighth year with the promotion and will have to defend his right to the 14th spot at UFC on ACB 3 on July 16th. Two of the most dangerous strikers will enter the octagon of the best MMA organization in the world in the third most important duel of the evening. Who will be stronger and whose striking technique will be more effective? We will answer this question in our detailed prediction.
The UFC featherweight division has always been filled with real monsters, and guys like Yair Rodriguez and Brian Ortega are definitely in that caste. It is even surprising that they were not brought together much earlier, because from time to time each of them is at arm's length from the championship title. The matchmakers decided to organize this fight, and on July 16, in the main event of the UFC ACB 3 tournament, representatives of two different schools will share the octagon in order to determine the best.

Brian Ortega vs Yair Rodriguez
The clash of BJJ and taekwondo - this rarely happens, because the interest in their confrontation will be doubled. The winner has every chance of becoming one of the first in line for the title, although the same Ortega has already unsuccessfully tried to pick it up twice. In any case, a magnificent fight awaits us, the probable victor of which we will determine in our detailed prediction.
Often, trilogies between fighters are organized if their score in terms of won fights is equal. However, in the case of Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway, everything is different - Alex won the first meeting confidently, and in the second he retained the title “on thin”. That is why the UFC management decided to bring them together again, because a large part of the fans are sure that it was Max who took the dilogy.

Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway
In the second most important fight at the UFC 276 tournament, which will take place on July 3, the current and former champion will meet in the octagon to finally reveal the strongest featherweight on the planet. This confrontation will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and the guys will be given the opportunity to put an end to this story, which has been going on for about two years.
Prediction and bet on Seoul vs Ulsan, statistics, odds. As part of the 17th round of the South Korean K-League, Seoul will host Ulsan, which has firmly taken the lead in the table. Will the players of the capital club be able to impose competition on June 22 and will the meeting be productive?

Seoul vs Ulsan
Prediction and bet on Yokohama Marinos vs Tochigi, statistics, odds. As part of the 1/16 finals of the Japan Cup, Yokohama Marinos will host Tochigi, which they have always beaten in official matches. Will the Mariners be able to confidently deal with the representative of the second division on June 22 and get a ticket to the next round?

Yokohama Marinos vs Tochigi
In the history of the UFC middle division, there have been enough legendary fighters who have forever taken a place in the hearts of the fans. But after the era of the reign of Anderson Silva, only Israel Adesanya, who already has 4 successful belt defenses and an army of fans behind his back, was able to attract special attention. It was he who had the honor to lead the UFC 276 tournament, and the leader will be opposed by a puncher from Alaska - Jared Cannonier.

Israel Adesanya vs Jared Cannonier
Style and technique will clash with brute physical strength and pressure on July 3rd, and only the fight itself will show who will be able to use their advantages to the fullest. Of course, "The Last Master of Styles" as a champion will enter the octagon as a favorite, but who, if not Jared, can cross out all quotes with one hit? We will weigh the pros and cons of this fight to determine the most likely winner of the title showdown.
The small diaspora of Kazakh fighters in the UFC is gradually expanding, and since 2020, the league's welterweight division has been replenished with another name that does not know defeat - Shavkat Rakhmonov. This guy has finished every fight and it looks like he doesn't know what the word "settle down" means.

Shavkat Rakhmonov vs Neil Magny
Now, “Nomad” has the opportunity to get into the TOP-10 of the division, but first he will have to overcome the skilled veteran - Neil Magny, who has more than 30 professional performances behind him. Their bout will be the co-main event of UFC on ESPN 38 (Vegas 57) on June 26. At the moment, this is the most important fight in Rakhmonov's career and victory in it will be decisive for his further path to the UFC.
On June 17, in the match of the 11th round of the Belarusian Higher League, the teams of Belshina and Energetik-BGU will measure their strength. The match will be hosted by the Spartak Stadium (Bobruisk).

Belshina vs Energetik-BGU
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.

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