The appearance of Sean O'Malley in the UFC caused a real boom in discussions about his prospects. The lean but hard-hitting American managed to present himself correctly, immediately started trash talking to many star guys from his division, which gathered around him a large fan base and, of course, haters who still watch his performances.

Petr Yan vs Sean O'Malley
After a series of skirmishes with ex-champion Petr Yan, "Sugar" managed to get himself the opportunity to fight with the Russian, and now he has to prove that the share of hype that fell on his sports career is not an empty phrase. At the UFC 280 tournament, which will be held on the evening of October 22 in the third most important fight, we will find out the name of the next contender for the championship belt.
The difficult story of Charles Oliveira, not only in the UFC, but also outside the octagon, continued for him even when, it would seem, he climbed to the very top. Due to a slight advantage, the Brazilian was stripped of the champion title, and now he has to fight again for the gold of the top MMA league on the planet. Already on October 22 in Abu Dhabi, the UFC 280 tournament will be headed by his duel against Islam Makhachev.

Islam Makhachev vs Charles Oliveira
The styles of these fighters will be a great help in order to identify not only the best lightweight on the planet, but also close the question of what is still more effective: jiu-jitsu or Dagestani wrestling? The match is going to be loud and definitely tense, however, by analyzing the capabilities of its participants, we will identify the fighter who has the greatest chance of winning.
Following the European voyage and numbered event, the UFC will return to their own Apex arena in Las Vegas with Fight Night 210 on September 18th. In the main battle of this event, two top representatives of the bantamweight category will clash in a cage to determine which of them will get a place in the top five, and who will go to the back of the rating.

Cory Sandhagen vs Song Yadong
Cory Sandhagen, after two setbacks, was challenged by Song Yadong, a Chinese striker who started his career in professional mixed martial arts even before he came of age. For the Sandman, this meeting will be a huge risk, and whether he will be able to remain among the elite in the weight category up to 61.2 kg is a question that we have yet to answer.
Starting in 2020, the Brazilian prospect Vicente Luque began his confident ascent to the title fight. However, on his way he met Belal Muhammad, who crossed out the ambitions of the Silent Assassin, taking advantage of the gaps in his struggle. Now, Luke is forced to agree to a duel with Jeff Neil, who is seven steps below him in the ranking.

Vicente Luque vs Jeff Neal
At UFC on ESPN 40, scheduled for August 7, Neil will have the unique opportunity to jump into the top five. And we have to admit, their fight looks very attractive, especially for fans of stand-up confrontations. Whose technique will be more effective and will positions in the rating play any role?
After the departure of Jon Jones from the light heavyweight division of the UFC, for a certain time the roster froze in anticipation of the arrival of new stars. And with the advent of Jamal Hill, the situation changed a bit, as this skilled puncher began to make his way to the top of the rankings, knocking out almost every opponent.

Jamaal Hill vs Thiago Santos
At UFC on ESPN 40, he faces the most important test of his current career against league veteran Thiago Santos. And already on August 7, these most dangerous drummers will share the octagon in Las Vegas, where the next contender for getting into the TOP-5 weight division will be determined. And, despite the balance of power in favor of Hill, Thiago is not the kind of guy who should be discounted.
In December 2021, a real sensation occurred in the world of women's mixed martial arts - the biggest underdog in the history of title matches, Julianna Peña, took the belt from the dominant champion Amanda Nunez. Moreover, she did it in the most brutal form, strangling her opponent in the second round. Many were waiting for a rematch between these athletes, and at the UFC 277 tournament, which will be held on July 31, this fight will finally take place.

Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Peña
For the first time in 6 years, Amanda will enter the fight as a contender, and this time there is no such crazy gap in the odds, but the Lioness, despite the defeat in the first clash, retains the status of the favorite. According to her, the revenge will be completely different, and there really is an explanation for this. Well, how high is the likelihood that the Brazilian athlete will again take the throne, let's look at our prediction.
Russian light heavyweight Magomed Ankalaev confidently made his way to the top five, removing one opponent after another. And now, it remains for him to take the last step before clashing with the champion, and Anthony Smith, a UFC veteran who previously fought for the gold of the organization, wants to prevent the Dagestani from doing this.

Magomed Ankalaev vs Anthony Smith
Their fight will be part of the main card of the UFC 277 tournament, which will be held on the night of July 30-31 in Dallas. Literally everything is at stake, including several years of fierce confrontations in one of the most competitive divisions of the promotion. Who will get the opportunity to prove themselves in a duel with the leader of this weight division? We will try to answer this question in our detailed prediction.
Texas has long been the second home for the UFC - local fans create a special atmosphere at every promotion tournament. That is why the UFC 277 numbered event was decided to be held here, within the walls of the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The main card of the event, in addition to title bouts, will be decorated with a fight between top heavyweights: Derrick Lewis, who is from there, and Sergey Pavlovich.

Derrick Lewis vs Sergey Pavlovich
For the latter, this fight can become a ticket to the top five, but first he will have to clash with the Black Beast. And on July 31, we will get an answer on whether the Russian will be included in the title race of the heavyweight division. Lewis is definitely not a gift, but in this category there has always been a place for upsets and unexpected endings, so let's not rush to conclusions.
At the European tournament UFC Fight Night 208, they simply could not do without a fight between representatives of the two countries of this part of the world. Scot - Paul Craig will challenge the Swiss Volkan Oezdemir in the octagon of the best MMA promotion in the world. Both athletes are at the extreme positions in the TOP-10 of the division, however, they have completely different perspectives.

Paul Craig vs Volkan Oezdemir
We are in for a classic confrontation with people from kickboxing and BJJ, but the most important thing is that these guys rarely bring their performances to the referee's decisions. And therefore, on July 23, we will witness a spectacular battle between two martial artists. Which of them will be better? Analyst and only dry facts about the fighters will help us answer this question.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
In March last year, one of the most promising UFC bantamweights from the United States, Aljamain Sterling, was brought into the octagon with the first Russian champion of this category, Petr Yan. The Funk Mastera fight was supposed to be the perfect weapon against the universal from Yekaterinburg, but that fight turned out to be one-sided, and the challenger had no choice but to accept a bitter defeat.

Aljamain Sterling vs Petr Yan
Only now, a mistake on the part of Jan set off such a wave of events that their non-competitive confrontation grew into the most anticipated revenge of 2022. At UFC 273, as the co-main event of the evening, the two will finally decide the fate of the title, which, due to an illegal knee strike, accidentally ended up with an unworthy candidate. Who will lead the division up to 61 kg on April 10? A detailed analysis and clear analytics will help us understand this issue, so let's get started.
Last September, UFC Featherweight Champion Alex Volkanovski demonstrated that none of the current contenders could compete with him in a fight. That is why, they again decided to bring him together with Max Holloway, who can be called the only equivalent top for the Australian. Only now the circumstances have developed in such a way that a completely different athlete will fight for the title - Chen Sung Jong, who is everyone's favorite, thanks to his crazy fighting style.

Alex Volkanovski vs Chen Sung Jong
Featherweights will headline UFC 273 in Jacksonville, and over the course of five rounds they will determine the strongest representative of their weight class. It is not at all surprising that Volkanovski was singled out as a serious favorite, but a meeting with such an opponent will in any case be a big challenge for him. And whether the champion will justify the hopes placed on him, or will be left with nothing - we will figure it out in our detailed forecast.
After defeating Mirko Filipovic in 2013, Alexey Oleinik received an offer from the UFC and still fights there, averaging 2-3 fights a year. Many have repeatedly written him off, but Uncle Lyosha goes against the opinions of others, and at UFC on ESPN 33, he will reappear in the octagon. There he will fight with Ilir Latifi - a light heavyweight in the past, who decided not to waste his strength on a meaningless weight race.

Alexey Oleinik vs Ilir Latifi
Ilir has also managed to be forgotten, and his faded performances in recent years do not particularly attract an audience spoiled by the spectacle. That is why, to match his aging colleague, this athlete may soon find himself outside the promotion. On March 27, these two will decide their fate in the sports field and, taking into account Oleinik's words about the "extinguished fire", we should expect that this will be his farewell performance.
In 2019, a titled freestyle wrestler from Russia named Askar Askarov was signed to the UFC, almost immediately thrown under the elite of the flyweight division. However, this did not bother him at all, and in just a few performances he was able to break through to the very top of the rating table, forcing all the current stars of this category to retreat. And now, as part of the main card of UFC on ESPN 33, he will have to share the place of the main contender with Kai Cara-France.

Askar Askarov vs Kai Kara-France
The New Zealander is famous for his cannon right, and his track record also consists of significant names, although he was still inferior to some of them. In any case, these guys will be a serious test for each other, and on March 27, the next in line for a fight with Deiveson Figueredo or Brandon Moreno will be determined, depending on which of them will hold the title at that time.
There have been quite a few fighters in the UFC who have been at arm's length several times before the title fight, but each time they stumbled before the very finish line. So Curtis Blaydes, given the situation in his career, can be safely attributed to the same “lucky ones”. However, Razor still occupies a high position, so he has a future in heavyweight.

Curtis Blaydes vs Chris Daukas
At UFC on ESPN 33, he was honored to take on Philadelphia prospect Chris Daukas in the main event of the evening, for whom this is his second chance in a row to make it to the top five. The matchmakers, as often happens, decided to bring the striker to the wrestler, so the fight promises to be intriguing. And who is more likely to come out of it as a winner - let's look at our prediction.
Confrontations between Russian fighters on American soil became commonplace when Russian athletes began to be massively signed up for Western promotions. And at UFC Fight Night 204, a pair of heavyweights, Shamil Abdurahimov and Sergey Pavlovich, will split the octagon to challenge the 10th position in the ratings, which, despite recent misses, is still held by a native of Dagestan.

Shamil Abdurahimov vs Sergey Pavlovich
For Pavlovich, this is a real opportunity to become the top, having passed an age-old opponent, but this fight will not be easy for him. Despite its age, the Abrek still has enough gunpowder to compete at a fairly high level. Therefore, we will conduct a detailed analysis before determining a potential winner in this fight.
Ukrainian light heavyweight, Nikita Krylov, has experienced many ups and downs in his long professional career. He returned to the UFC twice, proving his competitiveness over and over again. Once again entrenched in the TOP-10, he will have a very difficult fight with an uncomfortable opponent, the Scot Paul Craig.

Nikita Krylov vs Paul Craig
Craig is distinguished by his hot temper - he never ended the fights with refereeing decisions, even in case of defeats, and his skills on the ground caused problems for many guys from the division up to 93 kg. The classic confrontation between a grappler and a karateka is sure to give the audience a fascinating spectacle, and we, in turn, will single out in this pair the one who is most likely to emerge victorious at UFC Fight Night 204.
Dagestani sambo wrestler Magomed Ankalaev showed himself excellently in the Russian MMA field, and now he is conquering the West, getting closer and closer to the title fight. The next obstacle, it is quite possible that the final one, on his way, was the ex-contender for the belt from Brazil - Thiago Santos. He also went through many difficulties, so he will definitely become a serious opponent for our athlete.

Magomed Ankalaev vs Thiago Santos
Their confrontation will be headlined by UFC Fight Night 203 and the winner will definitely be able to claim their rights as a contender. We, in turn, will analyze who has more chances for victory in this fight, starting solely from dry facts and a detailed analysis of each participant.
The Nurmagomedov dynasty continues to seize the top Western league with confident steps, sending their best fighters there. Umar Nurmagomedov made his debut in the UFC just over a year ago, and at this stage of his career, having collected a number of titles in various sports, he has not known defeat. This time, he was picked up by a worthy opponent - Brian Kelleher, who has more than three dozen fights behind him.


The guys will meet as part of the UFC 272 preliminary card, and for each of them this is an ideal opportunity to express themselves: Umar will beat a veteran with a good track record in the cage, and Brian will beat an opponent without a loss, and even with a big name. Despite the fact that the American is a big underdog, so far, his young counterpart has not faced opposition of such a level, therefore, we can expect a very entertaining confrontation, which will not be easy for one of its participants.
In the history of mixed martial arts, there were many cases when two friends met in a cage and, despite a good attitude towards each other, rolled up excellent fights. But the case of Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal is even more interesting - they have been friends for many years, trained, shared shelter and food, but now they are ready to tear each other apart, which, in fact, they will do in the main fight of UFC 272.


These two lead their performances in completely different ways, but each of them is extremely dangerous for any representative of the welterweight division. Given these factors, an incredible duel awaits fans and ordinary people, where, quite possibly, their conflict, which has been going on for several years, will be forever closed.
Literally 5 years ago, Andrey Koreshkov shone all over the world, was in the status of the champion of the second most important MMA league in the world, and sorted out the best opposition of that time. However, things have changed a lot now, and it even got to the point that the Spartan is trying to restart his career at Bellator, facing little-known opponents there, like Chansey Rencountry, although he has already fought in the best leagues in the world.

Andrey Koreshkov vs Chancey Rencountry
The sudden replacement of the opponent on the eve of the fight, quite possibly, will play into the hands of our fighter. After all, Mukhamed Berkhamov looked more equipped and advanced in work on the ground. However, Chansey also deserves attention, because they don’t just get into the UFC, and he showed himself very worthy there. So Koreshkov will have to work hard so as not to lose face.
Almost 20 years ago, a native of an Armenian family, Gegard Mousasi, stepped into the professional ring for the first time, starting his long journey in mixed martial arts. And despite the fact that two decades have passed, Dreamcatcher continues to be at the top, dealing with those who arrived in this sport just a few years ago.

Gegard Mousasi vs Austin Vanderford
At Bellator 275, Musashi will defend his middleweight title against undefeated Austin Vanderford. Their meeting will take place at an away event in Ireland, where once again the age-old dispute will be resolved: what has more weight, youth or experience? The answer to this will be given by the fight itself, but who has the best chances for victory this evening, we will tell in our forecast.
Hill and Walker went through a fairly similar path in mixed martial arts, although their backgrounds are completely different. Both became champions in the regional leagues, then came to the Dana White Challenger Series, and, having won bright victories, got into the UFC roster. Now, matchmakers have brought them together in the co-main event of the UFC Fight Night 201 tournament, where the main chairman of the division's top ten will be determined.

Jamaal Hill vs Johnny Walker
Johnny, as if on a carousel, either takes off very high, then falls sharply down, giving out crushing knockouts, and going into them because of his own negligence. Against this background, the question arises: which of the guys will get the victory in the upcoming confrontation? Judging by the quotes of the bookmakers, the Brazilian finisher has long been withdrawn from the accounts, but in his case, it is quite difficult to be sure of any particular outcome.
Russian lightweight Islam Makhachev, who came to the UFC 7 years ago, was immediately considered as the future TOP and "heir" of Khabib Nurmagomedov. But, before getting close to the Candidates fight, he had to go through a whole maze of rivals, and the moment came when he needed to take the penultimate step on the way to the top.

Islam Makhachev vs Benil Dariush
As rivals, he got the 3rd number of the rating, Benil Dariush, who also passed a thorny road, and no less than his counterpart dreams of the coveted gold. They are honored to headline UFC Fight Night 202, and on February 27, the two will face off in the octagon of the best promotion in the world to determine who will next take on the winner of the Charles Oliveira-Justin Gaethje pairing.
When matchmakers bring two knockouts together in the octagon, the audience expects from them a bright, and most importantly, dynamic confrontation, where one of the participants will definitely be knocked out. And Derrick Lewis, paired with Tai Tuivasa, have every chance to give the fans a long-awaited furious knockout in a heavyweight fight.

Derrick Lewis vs Tai Tuivasa
The duo will compete in the second biggest fight at UFC 271 and already have the potential to be nominated for Best Fight or Performance of the Night. Burnt and cunning Derrick against young and explosive Ty - it will be something. We, comparing all the data available about the guys, will determine which of them has more chances to become a winner this evening.
In the fall of 2019, millions of viewers around the planet turned their eyes to the screens, watching one of the most intriguing matches in the UFC middleweight division. That evening, interim champion Israel Adesanya came for the belt of the undisputed king of 84 kg Robert Whittaker, and in a dominant manner smashed the Australian, laying him down in the second round.


After almost two and a half years, they will meet in the octagon for the second time to put an end to their confrontation, or to start one of the best trilogies in the history of the middle division. The pair will headline UFC 271 on the night of February 13th. We, using the language of facts, will predict which of the guys at the moment is more likely to triumph in the upcoming fight.
Kazakhstan is famous for its athletes, who managed to prove that their boxing can be safely equated with the best fighting schools with a worldwide reputation. Gradually, athletes from this country master mixed martial arts, and Shavkat Rakhmonov became one of the few who managed to break into the big leagues, and also the only one who did it without a single defeat in his career.


At the anniversary UFC Fight Night 200, he will face a tough contender - Carlston Harris, who is on an impressive winning streak and threatens his opponents with serious knockout power. For "Nomad" this is a real chance to get closer to the coveted top of the division, and whether he will be able to do it - let's figure it out in our forecast.
After leaving the UFC in 2016, Ryan Bader was literally reborn, and was able to reach unprecedented heights in Bellator, becoming a double champion there. However, time goes by, and young talents do not stand still, because now, in the once promising top, few people believe. At Bellator 273, he will have one last chance to prove his worth as a heavyweight champion.

Valentin Moldavsky vs Ryan Bader
In opposition to him, they picked up Valentin Moldavsky, who now owns the time zone. And not in vain, the head of the promotion, Scott Cocker, called this battle a competition between a bull and a matador, because despite the significant superiority of the Russian in the coefficients, that same bull (Bader) will always have a chance to win. We, in turn, invite you to understand the question: who, and how exactly, will become a triumphant on January 30, after which they will have the opportunity to lead the heavy weight of Bellator?
After many years of successful career in the UFC, Benson Henderson began to lose ground, and few could have imagined that after leaving the major leagues, he would enter the Bellator cage more than ten times. The best years of the American are far behind, and at the end of his fighting journey, he was challenged by a real monster - Islam Mammadov.


The fight will take place in the co-main event of Bellator 273, and most likely, this run will be the last for Benson, in case of defeat. For a Dagestan athlete, a meeting with such an eminent opponent is a ticket to a successful future, so both have something to lose. Who will get the victory in this fight, and whether it is worth relying on odds that are disappointing for Henderson - let's look at our forecast.
Until a few years ago, Jack Hermansson was seen as one of the main threats to Israel Adesanya. And all because the Swede's grappling created real problems for even the most experienced UFC middle division fighters. Now, the "Joker" has exposed his weaknesses, and is forced to compete outside the top five in the weight category up to 84 kg.

Jack Hermansson vs Sean Strickland
In the main fight at UFC Fight Night 200, he will face the young and ambitious Sean Strickland, who is on a good winning streak and is ready to teach his counterpart a lesson in boxing. Athletes are versatile and ready to show the highest skills on all floors, so the audience will be waiting for a real chess game in the octagon. We will determine which of these monsters is more likely to win in the upcoming battle.
After several successful years of playing in Russia, Said Nurmagomedov got the opportunity to demonstrate his capabilities in the UFC, fully meeting the expectations of fans. Even at such a high level, the fighter did not lose his showiness, and continued to delight the audience with beautiful technical performances.

Said Nurmagomedov vs Cody Stamann
At UFC 270, he will face almost the most serious challenge in his career, because Cody Stamann can be safely called a cardio machine that is always ready for lingering hacks and can withstand serious damage. Each of the athletes has their own special features, so that we will have a competitive confrontation, the likely winner in which we will determine in our detailed forecast.
The UFC featherweight division has stalled with the same challengers fighting the same champions. Only “young blood” can breathe something new into this category, and Movsar Yevloyev, together with Ilya Topuria, have every chance to be among the top weight groups up to 66 kg in the shortest possible time. Their clash will take place at UFC 270, and the intrigue in this fight is just crazy.

Movsar Yevloyev vs Iliya Topuria
The guys do not know defeats in their professional careers, both are very close to the TOP-10, and most importantly, the level of their skills allows them to compete with opponents from any kind of martial arts. Who will prolong their winning streak, and which of the participants will manage to enter the opposition of a qualitatively new level, you will find out in our forecast.
The most anticipated event of 2022 in MMA, according to Dana White, is a fight between the reigning UFC heavyweight champion, Francis Ngannou, and interim champion Cyril Gan. These two have known each other for many years, they grew up as fighters, under the wing of the same coach, in the same gym, and spent more than one hour sparring.

Francis Ngannou vs Cyril Gan
This fight will become the headliner of the anniversary numbered tournament UFC 270 and, looking at its history, it really is believed that in the heat, in the near future, hardly anyone will be able to surpass it. Two drummers dictating different philosophies in their performances will determine who is the best heavyweight on the planet. We, in turn, will figure out which of these two giants has the best arsenal of fighting and personal qualities in order to become a triumphant this evening.
American heavyweight Derrick Lewis has been pleasing his fans with colorful fights in the UFC for 7 years. This is one of the few strikers who managed to gain a foothold in the top of the division for a long time. However, now he will have a meeting with a guy who loves to knock out rivals no less than him - Chris Daukas from Philadelphia.

Derrick Lewis vs Chris Daucas
They were honored to lead the UFC Fight Night 199 tournament, and one cannot but agree that the expectations of the public from this confrontation place a lot of responsibility on the shoulders of athletes. This is the perfect opportunity for Chris to be one of the first in the lineup, but Derrick has definitely prepared a few signature surprises for him.
The chance to see two high-profile drummers from different parts of the world confrontation in the UFC Octagon is too rare to miss the clash of Rafael Fiziev against Brad Ridell. Both managed to gain a status in percussion martial arts and now these two are planning to measure their skills in the cage, because the opportunity to get into the top ten is at stake, or to fight with one of its representatives.

Rafael Fiziev vs Brad Ridell
The fighters will act as the co-main event of UFC on ESPN 31, and on December 5th fans will be able to enjoy the spectacle that the Kyrgyz and New Zealand athletes show in every performance. Regardless of the bookmaker's quotes, we expect an extremely competitive fight, and which of the guys has more chances to win - let's figure it out in our detailed forecast.
Taking a two-week hiatus, the UFC will return to the television screens with another tournament in Vegas, called Vegas 44, or UFC on ESPN 31. The main event of the upcoming event will be a fight between ex-featherweight champion Jose Aldo, and the 4th ranked bantamweight division - Rob Font...

José Aldo vs Rob Font
Despite the slight difference in age, the fighters are at completely different points in their careers, and if Aldo is trying to prove his worth in a sports retirement, then Font, on the contrary, is only now gaining momentum. This makes their fight doubly interesting, as the experience and good condition of the Brazilian will counterbalance the improving top from Boston.
Three years ago, no one could have thought that such a professional athlete as Alexander Emelianenko would act as a pop-MMA fighter, beat bloggers, rappers and his retired colleagues. But, as they say, demand creates supply, because the confrontation between Emelianenko Jr. and Russian American Jeff Monson, as a revenge on his bare fists, does not look so flawed.

Alexander Emelianenko vs Jeff Monson
The organization of the event was taken over by the Hardcore FC league, together with one of the federal TV channels. The meeting will take place on December 10, and despite the fact that the bookmakers have not yet set odds on the participants in the battle, it is already clear who will be given the palm. We, in turn, offer you a more detailed understanding of the balance of power in order to accurately determine the winner of this veteran battle.
Despite the controversial and controversial result of the second confrontation, Dana White, as expected, refused to organize in the future the box office trilogy of Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski, upsetting many fans of the Hawaiian. But that doesn't mean the UFC's most popular featherweight will no longer face the Australian champion. To get this battle, he needs one more Victoria, and he will get the opportunity to win it very soon.

Max Holloway vs Yair Rodriguez
As part of the main event of the UFC Fight Night 197 tournament, he will meet with Yair Rodriguez, who will return to the octagon after more than two years of hiatus and will clearly try to prove that he was idle for a reason, allowing him to count on a spectacular fight.
In the UFC, fighters who quickly became popular have repeatedly signed up, and just as quickly disappeared, leaving only a memory of themselves in highlights. These guys include Eric Anders - an abundance of gorgeous fights with his participation adorned promotion tournaments, but the language cannot be called a successful American career.

Roman Dolidze vs Eric Anders
Already on November 14, he will have to enter the cage again, where there will be a similarly charged athlete, in the person of Roman Dolidze. Stylistically, they are complete opposites, which is what makes their fight so interesting. Who will win this evening, and how exactly this fight will end - read our forecast.
In the fall of 2020, Mukhumat Vakhaev, being the reigning champion of the ACA league in the heavyweight division, decided to leave the belt for career growth. But everything turned out in such a way that the fighter came back, and again won the right to challenge the title, which is now owned by Tony Johnson. The overweight American frightens his rivals with his striking power, but Vakhaev is ready to oppose him with his struggle. Their meeting will be the main event of ACA 132, and will be held within the absolute division. Who will take over? A tough drummer or a technical parterre master? We will understand this issue with the help of a detailed analysis of the participants in the fight.

Mukhumat Vakhaev vs Tony Johnson
An Australian, Tai Tuiwasa, despite his position in the rankings, has a fairly large fan base, and every fight of his is a show where he, or his rival, ends up on the floor. The athlete managed to restart his career after a series of defeats, and now he has an excellent opportunity to appear in the TOP-10, if Augusto Sakai does not become a serious obstacle for him. The guys will meet in the framework of the UFC Fight Night 198 tournament, and the winner will be able to enter the opposition of a qualitatively different level, so there is definitely something to fight in this fight.

Tai Tuivas vs Augusto Sakai
A large fee, worldwide popularity, a title shot - none of this can motivate a fighter to perform better than the prospect looming on the horizon to be left without a contract due to unsatisfactory results. And the career path of Marcin Tybura perfectly confirms this. Having found himself on the verge of losing his place in the UFC two years ago, today the Pole is leading a streak of five victories and, moreover, has every chance of becoming the next contender for the title chance. But in order to do this, first he must beat Alexander Volkov, who had previously lost the fight for the interim champion title and now clearly does not intend to roll back to the margins of the official league rankings, as a result of which the opposition of athletes scheduled for the expected UFC 267 tournament on October 30 promises to become one of the best fights of the evening.

Alexander Volkov vs Marcin Tybura
History is cyclical, and this also applies to mixed martial arts. Until recently, it was difficult to imagine that the UFC would return to old school times, when fighters who today, at the same age, would have long admired gloves hanging from a nail, fought for the championship of the promotion. However, thanks to the efforts of the Brazilian mastodon Glover Teixeira, this has become a reality. Over the past three years, he has stopped five tough opponents, which gave him the chance to win the league title at 42 and take second place to Randy Couture in the ranking of the oldest fighters to ever win the organization. True, it will definitely not be easy for him to do this, because his obstacle on this path is Jan Blakhovich, who is now at the peak of his form.

Jan Blachovic vs Glover Teixeira
Recently, fans of mixed martial arts have been actively discussing the prospects of Islam Makhachev in the UFC, who is expected to fully replace Khabib Nurmagomedov. And these expectations have quite good reasons for them, because very soon the Russian prospect may break into the very top of the lightweight league, being one step away from the cherished title chance. Walking on a streak of eight victories, he will fight in a cage against an inveterate representative of the division in the person of Dan Hooker, who at first glance seems to be an easy opponent for him, but, nevertheless, is a guy who can upset anyone and will undoubtedly do everything. to make this fight spectacular and memorable. The face-to-face meeting of the athletes will take place in the maincard of the UFC 267 tournament, which will be held on October 30.

Islam Makhachev vs Dan Hooker
Women's fights, despite their increased popularity, do not cause as much public interest as men's fights, no matter how someone tries to fix it. However, there are times when fans are eagerly awaiting the appearance of their favorites in the octagon, and Rose Namayunas' rematch against Weili Jang is one of them. Their fight at UFC 261 shocked the public, and the losing Chinese title still considers that stoppage premature.

Rose Namayunas vs Weili Zhang
Now she will have the opportunity to rectify the situation and get even with the American at UFC 268, in the co-main event of the event. Is Rose ready to carry out the first defense as convincingly as she did when she took the belt? We will get an answer to this question only while watching the fight, and now our task is to determine which of the participants has the most chances of winning.
Despite the fact that for two years the holder of the UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, has easily stopped one challenger after another, it is still too early to say that we are dealing with a dominant champion. The themes of his low resilience and weak grappling skills have still not been fully explored, while there are still guys on the promotion roster who can do it, such as Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori. And although both athletes have already lost to the New Zealander before, each of them can get another chance to give answers to questions of interest to many fans of mixed martial arts.

Paulo Costa vs Marvin Vettori
But first of all, they will have to find out who is more worthy of this opportunity. In the main event of UFC Fight Night 196, which will take place on October 24, their face-to-face meeting will take place, which promises to result in a competitive and uncompromising fight, because the feeling of revenge is a great motivator.
The first fight of Andrey Orlovsky under the UFC banner took place in 2000, and this athlete still manages to perform at such a high level, albeit with varying success. At the Fight Night 195 tournament, as a co-main event of the event, he will have to fight the Brazilian Carlos Filipe, who is the young blood in the heavyweight division of the organization.

Andrey Orlovsky vs Carlos Filipe
Top places in the ratings are not at stake, and even more so any title ambitions of one of the fighters. Still, this is a great opportunity for Carlos to gain a media boost if he manages to surpass the veteran who still threatens his opponents with his heavy punches. Let's move on to the analysis of the athletes and find out which of them will be the triumph of the upcoming meeting.
In 2015, Ukrainian athlete Marina Moroz was signed to the UFC with 5 professional fights under her belt. Now, "Iron Lady" will enter the 9th fight under the auspices of the best MMA promotion in the world, and will be opposed by the winner of the "Dana White Contenders Series", Luana Carolina. The girls will play on the undercard of UFC Fight Night 195, and for Marina it will be a comeback after a long absence of a year and a half.

Marina Moroz vs Luana Carolina
Fighters with a bright and engaging image have always been in demand in MMA, even if their results left much to be desired. Johnny Walker is a prime example of this. It was assumed that two defeats in a row alienated him from the prospect of fighting against the strongest representatives of the light heavyweight division of the UFC for at least a few next appearances. But in fact, in his case, one not the most confident victory was enough to reach the top of the division. One way or another, the new opponent of the shocking Brazilian will be his compatriot and league veteran Thiago Santos. And this is a great matchup, as both fighters are now in dire need of victory and represent kickboxing school, which is why their meeting, which will take place on October 3 as part of the main event of UFC Fight Night 193, promises to be remembered by the audience for its tension and entertainment.


The honor of opening the first October UFC tournament fell to the girls from the lightest weight category - Antonina Shevchenko, and the Australian undefeated athlete, Casey O'Neill, who train in the same club - Tiger Muay Thai. “Panther” got into a very difficult situation due to defeats to all top rivals, and now they shouldn't think about getting to the top of the division.

Antonina Shevchenko vs Casey O'Neill
But Casey, on the contrary, only this year broke into the promotion, and has already won important victories for herself. Their meeting will take place in Las Vegas, under the banner of the UFC Vegas 38 tournament, or as it is numbered at the official level - UFC Fight Night 193. Which of the ladies has more chances of triumph in this fight, and what is the balance of power for this pair - we will analyze in forecast.
At the first UFC Fight Night 193 event in October, the two league middleweights will be tied for the top 15 in the division. Kevin Holland has already managed to fall in love with the public for his unconventional fighting style and loud finishes, but his opponent, Kyle Dokas, while fighting with little-known opposition, while losing most of his performances in the world's best promotion.

Kevin Holland vs Kyle Dokas
Their fight will become a co-main event of the upcoming tournament, and this time the matchmakers again decided to bring athletes from different schools together: the drummer, in the person of Kevin, will try to stop the pressure of the skillful grappler. Despite the difference in odds, this confrontation can become very competitive, and our task is to find out whose technique and skills will be the best in this case.
In the history of mixed martial arts, there have been many examples of fighters who did not have the ability to adapt to their opponents and simply refused to fight reasonably. Ion Cucelaba is a vivid example of this caste of athletes, because he doesn't care what the opponent's plan for the fight is, the only goal for this guy is to take the head off the one who stands in front of him.

Ion Cucelaba vs Devin Clark
In the third most important fight at UFC Fight Night 192, the Moldovan Hulk will face Devin Clark, who also does not have a high fighting IQ. Neither one nor the other is included in the ratings, so a victory in this confrontation for any of them will be an opportunity to cover past failures and start moving forward.
UFC veteran Anthony Smith has long been considered a serious threat to light heavyweight champion John Jones until he came face to face with him. After, the career of "Lionheart" began to decline, but now he has come to another "rebirth", having gained a couple of convincing victories.

Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann
In the main event of the evening at UFC Fight Night 192, Anthony will face “Superman” from Texas - Ryan Spann, who has gained serious momentum lately. The high percentage of early victories for both promises the audience a bright spectacle, and who will emerge from it as the winner - we will analyze it in our forecast.
The heavyweight division is currently the most competitive division in the UFC, with many prospecting a chance to win the title. One of the best Russian heavyweights in the industry, Sergei Pavlovich, also has it, however, so that after pronouncing this statement does not leave an aftertaste of uncertainty, you first need to see what he is after two years of inactivity.

Tom Aspinall vs Sergey Pavlovich
And this can be done on September 5 when watching the UFC Fight Night 191 tournament, in which Tom Aspinall will become his opponent. The Briton certainly cannot be called a fighter chosen for an easy return, since, along with the Russian, he is one of the main avenues for the heavy weight of the organization and has not yet lost under its sign, as a result of which an exciting and competitive confrontation awaits us.
You can look at three things endlessly: how the fire burns, how the water flows and how Amanda Nunes gets rivals who neither in theory nor in practice pose any danger to her. It is difficult to say how long this will last, since it seems that Dana White himself does not know for what reason he is not organizing her trilogy with Valentina Shevchenko.

Forecast for the fight Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Peña
Julianna Pena, once a promising athlete who at one time had every chance to gain a foothold in the top list, agreed to become the next victim of the double league champion, but in the end decided to take up her personal life, and returning after two and a half years of downtime, she won two victories with one defeat, which earned her a title chance. The face-to-face meeting of the athletes will take place as part of the second most important event of the UFC 265 tournament, which will be held on August 8.
In the UFC welterweight category, a difficult situation has developed: the dominant champion Kamaru Usman does not plan to leave the throne, and there are no new contenders on the horizon yet. For this reason, the title holder has to beat the same opponents in the second round, but in the near future the situation may change.

Vicente Luca vs Michael Chiesa
The Brazilian athlete, Vicente Luce, has come close to the top five, and the last obstacle before getting into the elite list is Michael Chiesa. In the main card of UFC 265, these two will challenge for a place not only in the rating table, but also in the race for the title, so a lot of attention will be focused on their confrontation, especially from the promotion management.
The third most important fight at UFC 265 will be the confrontation of Brazilian veterans from the lightest weight category – ex-champion Jose Aldo will clash with Pedro Munoz. For Jose, this match is an extremely risky undertaking, because the opponent is much lower than him in the ratings, but there was simply no other way out for the matchmakers, since the "King of Rio" lost to most of those who were in higher positions.

Forecast for the Jose Aldo vs Pedro Munoz fight
Given the style in which athletes fight, we will expect a tense and definitely competitive duel. Our task is to help you figure out which of the participants has the best chance of winning, because despite the quotes, the result may be the most unexpected.
One of the youngest representatives of the Nurmagomedov clan, Usman, after several years of performing in Russia, finally reached the second most important promotion in the United States. The Bellator organization has prepared another fight for our fighter in the shortest possible time, and this time he will have to meet with an athlete from Oklahoma – Luis Muro, within the framework of the 263 tournament, which will be held at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The main question that the fans are facing is: will Usman be able to keep the "0" in the defeat column and move on? We will try to answer it in our forecast.

Forecast for the fight Usman Nurmagomedov vs Luis Muro
Over the past few years, the UFC lightweight has been shaken by several events, one of which was the two-year disqualification of T. J. Dillashaw. It seemed that the retirement age for this division, the refusal of prohibited substances and the crushing defeat in the last performance would significantly lower the value of its shares. But, despite all these moments, in the spring of the year before last, fans of mixed martial arts froze in anticipation of the return of once one of the most formidable bantamweights of the league.

Corey Sandhagen vs T. J. Dillashaw fight Forecast
And we waited – on July 25, as part of the main fight of the UFC Fight Night 191 tournament, the veteran will enter the octagon after a long downtime and fight against Corey Sandhagen, who may turn out to be both a guide to another title fight, and an executioner who put an end to a once bright career.
The main card of the UFC Fight Night 191 tournament was replenished with the confrontation of the Russian heavyweight, Shamil Abdurakhimov, who disappeared from the radar back in 2019, and Chris Daukas, who is going on an impressive series of early victories. Both athletes are in the top ten, but this is a more profitable fight for the American, because he can rise in the rating table by three points at once. Which of them has the best chance of winning and how this meeting will end, we will understand in our forecast.

The forecast for the fight Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Chris Daukas
One of the first fights at UFC on ESPN 26, will be a meeting of fighters from the welterweight division: Russian Abubakar Nurmagomedov, will fight with the American knockout, Daniel Rodriguez. For Abubakar, this will be one of the biggest challenges of all his performances in the organization, because a lot depends on the results of his performance.

Prediction Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs Daniel Rodriguez
Rodriguez appeared in the promotion just last year, but he has already managed to make a noise thanks to the amazing frequency of appearances in the cage. Bookmakers rate rivals as almost equal, but whether this is really the case, we will understand this forecast.
The UFC leadership is working on various strategies for the development of certain fighters. If some take off in the ratings after 2-3 fights, then others have been fighting for a place in the TOP 15 for years. Islam Makhachev belongs to the second type, because he has been in the UFC since 2015, but still gets those who are below him in the ratings as opponents. However, this time for an athlete from AKA, we have prepared a difficult opponent, even if he is not so popular.

Prediction for the fight Islam Makhachev vs Tiago Moises
Tiago Moises is a strong grappler, and his style will make it possible to finally reveal all the talents of Islam. Let's just say that this is the last step, after passing which, our fighter will finally convince everyone of his championship ambitions. And the fact that the guys will lead the tournament indicates the high confidence of the bosses in their capabilities. Whether it will be another triumph of the Dagestani or an apset is waiting for us – we will understand this forecast.
On July 25, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the current world heavyweight champion according to the World Boxing Council, undefeated Briton Tyson "Gypsy King" Fury, will hold the 1st title defense against his former long-term owner, American puncher Deontay Wilder, nicknamed "The Bronze Bomber". The fight will be their 3rd confrontation, and Wilder won the right to this rematch by the decision of the US arbitration court.

The forecast for the Tyson Fury – Deontay Wilder fight. The third battle
The main card of UFC 264 was opened by the guys from the lightest weight – the newly minted star of the organization, Sean O'Malley, and the fighter who makes the second run in the promotion, Louis Smolka. Not so long ago, "Sugar" practically implemented its plan and got into the ratings, but after an annoying loss to Marlon Vera, it turned out to be beyond its limits.

Predictions for the fight Sean O'Malley – Louis Smolka
Another victory can bring him closer not only to the top, but also to higher-class opponents. And it is worth noting that Smolka is an ideal opponent for the next step. Will O'Malley be able to pass an experienced vis-a-vis, or will he face an unexpected defeat? We will try to understand this.
One of the most sprawling trilogies in the history of the UFC will soon get its end. The story of Conor McGregor and Dustin Porrier, began back in 2014. After that, the fighters had a rematch in January 2021, and now the promotion's management decided to bring them together for the third time at the big, numbered UFC 264 tournament, which will be headed by lightweights. The confrontation will take place within the framework of 5 rounds, in the category up to 70 kg, and the title of the main contender for the title of champion will be at stake.

Prediction for the Conor McGregor – Dustin Poirier fight, part 3
The debate over whether McGregor still has at least something with which he pleased the audience a few years ago does not fade for a second. And to understand this whole situation, we suggest that you conduct a thorough analysis of the participants of the main fight of the evening, and as a result determine which of them has the best chance of winning.
At the end of 3 rounds, the Nigerian's hand was raised, but even then it became clear that Marvin would still return to take his own. Now their rematch will also be a title fight, and when the stakes are so high, it becomes much more interesting to watch the fight. The bookmakers have identified the favorite and the underdog of the meeting, and our task is to find out who actually has the best chance of winning.

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At the end of 3 rounds, the Nigerian's hand was raised, but even then it became clear that Marvin would still return to take his own. Now their rematch will also be a title fight, and when the stakes are so high, it becomes much more interesting to watch the fight. The bookmakers have identified the favorite and the underdog of the meeting, and our task is to find out who actually has the best chance of winning.
The first UFC tournament in June is full of heavyweight fights. The second most important fight of the event, Fight Night 189, will be a meeting between Marcin Tybura from Poland, and Walt Harris, who is going through the worst times in his career. For Tybura, this is a great opportunity to get into the top ten of the rating, and given the winning streak it is on, it is very close to the TOP 5.

Marcin Tybura vs Walt Harris fight prediction
This confrontation is an ordinary rating battle, but it will definitely be one of the most striking, because the participants simply do not know how to finish their performances boring. The bookmakers have identified their favorite, but we will have to figure out who actually has the best chance of winning, because the arsenals of Tybura and Harris are quite different.
In the middle of 2020, Roman Dolidze made his debut in the UFC, and in less than 12 months, for the fourth time goes to the octagon. His opponent has changed, and now the Georgian fighter will have to face Laureano Staropoli, who shared a cage with quite famous fighters. Their fight will be part of the main card of UFC Fight Night 189, and will take place within the middleweight division.

Roman Dolidze vs Laureano Staropoli fight forecast
Athletes are well versed in the techniques of fighting in the rack and stalls, and this foreshadows a bright and competitive match for the audience. None of the participants can be called a clear outsider, so we will have to find out which of the participants has more tools to win the upcoming battle.
44-year-old legendary American boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr., who finished his career in 2017, in the status of undefeated world champion in 5 weight categories, will hold an exhibition fight with his compatriot, famous youtuber and showman, Paul Logan, on June 6, at Hard Rock Stadium (Miami). The regulations provide for a 3-round format, while Mayweather gives a serious handicap in weight – the opponent must meet 86.2 kg, and Floyd will box as a middleweight (up to 72.5 kg).

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After a disastrous 2020, Tony Ferguson is still one of the best in the lightweight division. Having yielded to Justin Gagey in the Candidates' match, “El Cucuy” had every chance of getting into the title queue, entering the cage with Charles Oliveira, but this opponent turned out to be impassable for him.

Prediction for the fight Tony Ferguson vs Beneil Dariush
Now, the matchmakers decided to simplify the task of the audience's favorite by arranging a fight with Beneil Dariush, who, although he demonstrates great success, is still not an athlete of the level that Tony had to deal with earlier. However, Beneil gained serious momentum, and Ferguson just slowed them down, which definitely makes their meeting intriguing. At UFC 262, it will become clear who deserves a spot in the organization's top five lightweights.
One of the brightest fighters of the Bellator organization, representing Great Britain-Michael Page, continues his ascent to the top. His next fight will take place under the banner of the 258 tournament, and the opponent will be an athlete nicknamed "The Barbarian", Derek Anderson. This character is not familiar to everyone, although he has been playing in the league for the last 7 years.

Michael Page vs Derek Anderson fight prediction
After the loss to Douglas Lima, Venom no longer faced top opposition, taking down mostly passing opponents. But Anderson can not be attributed to such, because he is very good, even if he does not have a big name. The upcoming fight will show whether Paige is ready to break back to the top of the ratings and fight with someone more serious.
The PFL kicks off the next round of the 2021 Grand Prix with $ 1 million at stake. Recently released from the UFC contract, Anthony Pettis, who once instills fear in the organization's featherweight and lightweight divisions, will have his debut fight with Clay Collard, who the day before decided to return from professional boxing to MMA. Their confrontation will be the first stage of the competition, and the winner will have to go through 2 more battles to get to the main prize.

Anthony Pettis vs. Clay Collard predictions
The lightweight duel will be the main event of the tournament and will be held at the Ocean Casino Resort. Remarkably, both fighters will be making their PFL debuts, and each of them had previous experience of playing in the UFC. Only now Clay decided to devote himself to the ring and big gloves for a while.
On April 17, at the arena "Mercedes-Benz Stadium" (Atlanta, USA), a boxing show will be held under the auspices of the league Triller Fight Club, where the main event will be a fight in the weight category up to 90.72 kg, between a popular American youtuber, Jake Paul, and his compatriot, former MMA champion in the One Championship and Bellator promotions, Ben Askren.

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