BUp to 400 fights. 43 events. Dozens of championship matches. This is what you can expect in the next 12 months with the UFC. The world’s leading provider of combat sports takes no breaks bringing monthly pay-per-views and over 25 free TV events every year since 2015 and they won’t slow down as they add more divisions and create more entertaining matchups. Check out the next coming fight cards!
Next UFC Fight Card
From Las Vegas to Brazil to Asia, the UFC is your best bet for non-stop action. Anything can happen in the UFC. Fight changes are a dime a dozen but that doesn’t stop sportsbooks from opening betting lines for fight as early as several months away. It’s best to check any of Canada’s leading online books for your betting choices although Sports Interaction and Bodog lead the way as the best websites for MMA. Keep it locked here to get updates on betting lines as matchups change.
|Tony Ferguson vs Kevin Lee UFC 216
Betting early has advantages especially if it’s on big favourites as their prices could keep going down to unbeatable levels. Many UFC bettors “chalk” (bet on favourites) specifically on popular fighters.
However, doing so comes with plenty of risk as the weight cutting, which some fighters can have issues with, isn’t until the day before the fight. On the flipside, waiting can also be advantageous because the line may go the other way. A lot of betting happens during the day of the fight.
Observe betting trends carefully and stay tuned to learn all things UFC!
Fan favourite Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone returns to action taking on Darren Till in a five-round main event on UFC Fight Night: Gdansk live on UFC Fight Pass. Cerrone is at a crossroads and is coming off consecutive losses for the first time in his storied career while Till is unbeaten in 16 pro fights. Either Cowboy reestablishes himself as a title contender or Till makes a name for himself.
Former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi returns to join forces with Scott Coker to headline Bellator 185 against the former middleweight champion Alexander "Storm" Shlemenko. This bout is a title eliminator and will pit two of MMA's most vicious strikers with over 106 combined pro fights between them. Combining Mousasi's kickboxing and Shlemenko's Combat Sambo, this bout promises fireworks and a good chance of an early finish.
Even in UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor's absence, the division rolls on. UFC 216 features an interim title bout between #2 contender Tony Ferguson taking on the "Motown Phenom" Kevin Lee. Ferguson has won nine in a row, a division record and continually gets better with his unique style. Lee has won five straight and has the swagger and skill to be a future superstar.
Ovince Saint Preux gets a new opponent as former middleweight title challenger Yushin Okami returns to the UFC. Saint Preux was supposed to rematch former PRIDE and UFC champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua until an injury took him out. Okami returns on short notice and moves up to light heavyweight. Okami is a big underdog but will be fighting on home soil. Main card starts 10:00 PM ET.
Before he was the UFC's biggest star, Conor McGregor was simply another contender. It takes time before a fighter can cut through the ranks and establish themselves as the next big thing in MMA. With McGregor's status up-in-the-air and Jon Jones battling yet another steroid scandal, the UFC needs a new superstar. We look at which contenders can become the UFC's next superstar.