The Russian fighter, Albert Duraev, got into the UFC rather late, and at the start he performed no more than once a year. But now, his second fight awaits him in 2023, against the rather successful Korean prospect Yun Yong Park. Their confrontation will take place in the second most important event of UFC on ESPN 49, which will be held on July 16. For Duraev, as part of performances under the banner of Western promotion, this is almost the most difficult challenge, since his opponent will be ready to fight on any floor. Will the Machete's skills be enough to cut the threads of the Park to win this fight?

Albert Duraev vs Yun Yong Park
Former UFC middleweight champion Robert "The Reaper" Whittaker will arrive in Las Vegas on July 9 to welcome South Africa's Dricus Du Plessis to the elite. Bold, arrogant and cocky "Stillknocks" is already looking behind his counterpart, in every possible way knocking out a meeting with Israel Adesanya. However, at UFC 290, Whittaker will be a nightmare, as he has not faced a fighter of this caliber once in 10 years of professional sports. Will it help Drickus that Stylebender is rooting for him and wishing him victory?

Robert Whittaker vs Drykus Du Plessis
In 2016, during the filming of the 24th season of TUF, two guys came together in the tournament bracket: Brandon Moreno, who owns the WFF league title, and Alejandre Pantozha, who proudly wears the RFA belt. In that fight, "Kid Assassin" was defeated, and two years later - again in revenge with him. But at UFC 290 on July 9, Moreno will have one last chance to settle the score and, at the same time, defend the organization's flyweight title. Will he cope with the unshakable Brazilian?

Brandon Moreno vs Alejandre Pantoja
Without exaggeration, the legendary mixed martial arts venue - T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, will host the UFC 290 anniversary tournament on July 9. It is a great honor to lead it to the second number of the P4P rating, featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski. The fight with him is not for the usual contender, but for the owner of the temporary belt, Yair Rodriguez. Potentially, we are waiting for one of the best matches of the year in the category up to 66 kg. So where will the title go: Australia or Mexico? Let's figure it out.

Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez
The son of the Tatar people - Rinat Fakhretdinov, from a debutant, retrained as a hunter for veterans, since at the UFC on ESPN 48 tournament, he will meet with the ex-contender for the interim title, Kevin Lee. The American repeatedly restarted his career, up to the fact that he spoke in the organization of Khabib Nurmagomedov, but as a result he returned “home” to try once again to get to the belt. And on July 2, at the UFC Apex site in Las Vegas, the guys will identify the strongest, as part of a clash of two different generations of fighters.

Rinat Fakhretdinov vs Kevin Lee
One of the most active fighters in the UFC heavyweight division, Andrey Orlovsky, will fight his 58th professional fight in Las Vegas on June 4 at UFC on ESPN 46. His opponent will again be a little-known prospect, Don'Tale Mayes, whom some will only remember by losing to Cyril Gan. The match itself is just perfect: two strikers, with almost the same odds, youth versus experience - classic MMA, and nothing else.

Andrey Orlovsky vs Don'Tail Mayes
Despite having a title match headlined by UFC 289, it's the co-main event that will have all the attention of the public. The fight between the ex-champion Charles Oliveira and the owner of one of the longest winning streaks in the division - Beneil Dariush, is of a contender's nature, and will determine the next opponent of Islam Makhachev. On the morning of June 11th, we will witness a clash of true lightweight tops, each with a trick up its sleeve to get past the opponent. So which one of them will get the baton in the current title race?

Charles Oliveira vs Beneil Dariush
Russian welterweight, Abubakar Nurmagomedov, has appeared so rarely in the UFC octagon that many began to forget about his existence in the league roster. Having entered the winning path, he, apparently, is gradually gaining momentum, and already on June 4, at the UFC on ESPN 46 tournament, he will clash with the Brazilian puncher, Eliseu Zaleski dos Santos. The meeting promises to be very interesting, given the styles of the fighters, which gives them almost equal chances for victory. But is it really so?

Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs Eliseu Zaleski dos Santos
Finnish Tampere will be the venue for the first semi-final of the 2023 Ice Hockey World Championship. Ice hockey players from the Canadian and Latvian national teams will take to the ice of the Tampere Dec arena. The meeting will take place on May 27.

Canada vs Latvia