Brazilian fighters have. Every struggle scheduled for the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro includes a Brazilian fighter — together with former UFC mild heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira and reigning flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo.
Teixeira fights Jamahal Hill for the vacant UFC mild heavyweight title, whereas Figueiredo makes an attempt to conclude a historic four-fight saga with Brandon Moreno that very same night. The gold glittering on the high of the cardboard shouldn’t blind followers from the treasure buried beneath.
Gilbert Burns appears to be like to make a rally again into the title image whereas fellow Brazilian Mauricio “Shogun” Rua takes one final bow. The primary card additionally options two lethal finishers who usually tend to exit on their shields than convene with the judges.
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Take a glance under at three fights price trying out past the primary occasion and co-main occasion.
Gilbert Burns vs. Neil Magny
This is a struggle with so much at stake for each fighters. Burns was formidable when difficult Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight championship and making an attempt to dam Khamzat Chimaev’s fast rise via the ranks although he got here up quick in each cases. Burns is ranked No. 5 within the division and might maintain his identify within the combine by defeating Magny. The struggle is as a lot a wanted break from top-level opposition for Burns as it’s a well-deserved step up for Magny. A UFC fighter courting again to 2013, Magny holds the all-time report for UFC welterweight wins at 20 after surpassing Georges St-Pierre with a third-round submission win over Daniel Rodriguez in November. It seems like Magny has had a rating subsequent to his identify endlessly, however at 35 it is time to make an enormous push to the title.
Paul Craig vs. Johnny Walker
A world title shot in all probability is not within the playing cards for both fighter, however Craig vs. Walker needs to be enjoyable for so long as it lasts. Their similarities are as vibrant because the stark contrasts of their types. Craig (16-5, 13 submissions) is a submission wizard and Walker (19-7, 15 KOs) is a potent striker, however each make use of a live-by-the-sword, die-by-the-sword strategy. Craig is the extra constant fighter, driving a six-fight undefeated streak earlier than going the space for the primary time in his profession in a shedding effort towards Volkan Oezdemir. Walker is 2-4 since shedding his first UFC struggle towards Corey Anderson in 2019 however has usually fought higher-level opposition. Expect chaos.
Mauricio Rua vs. Ihor Potieria
Rua vs. Potieira has so much going towards it. It will be powerful to take a seat via a Rua struggle as of late. Theof his profession. Potieria is unknown to the North American viewers and is not prone to usurp a lot identify worth with a win over Rua. Still, Rua is a legend that deserves the eye and respect of followers. If that is really his swan track, there is no such thing as a extra becoming send-off for “Shogun” than a struggle in entrance of his countrymen.
Honorable point out: Terrance McKinney vs. Ismael Bonfim