Last week’s UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Fla., featured three championship fights, each of which ended via finish, much to the delight of the capacity crowd at Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena.
This week we return to Las Vegas, where light-heavyweight contenders will do battle at the UFC Apex. The small cage will encourage confrontation between these two sizable sluggers as well the other three bouts that feature middleweight and light-heavyweight combatants.
Last week Rose Namajunas used a stealth front kick to the head of Weili Zhang to end the night early for the now former champion. Namajunas, again strawweight champion, is a fluid-moving gifted mixed martial artist who used her length, quickness and agility to finish the former champion in the first round.
I look forward to another meeting between these two where the opportunity to review new pricing in a rematch will be of interest as I believe that line may look a little different next time.
Insight the Octagon 2021: 9-6 + 4.15 units