The UFC will invade Edmonton, Alberta, Canada next weekend for UFC 215.
The pay-per-view event is headlined by a flyweight title fight featuring long-time champion Demetrious Johnson taking on Ray Borg.
This is it, folks. This is one of the reasons he declined a fight with T.J. Dillashaw. “Mighty Mouse” will attempt to make UFC history at the event by breaking the record for the most successful title defenses by a UFC champion with 11, beating out Anderson Silva. Johnson was last seen in action at April’s UFC on FOX event, where he scored a third-round submission victory over Wilson Reis.
As for the “Tazmexican Devil”, Ray Borg has strung together back-to-back decision victories over Jussier Formiga and Louis Smolka.
In the co-main event of UFC 215, women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes will look to earn her second title defense when she rematches top division contender Valentina Shevchenko. “The Lioness” and “The Bullet” first met at UFC 196 in March of 2016, with Nunes emerging victorious via a close judges decision.
Current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has made a fortune by destroying opponents with his brutal left hand.
“Mystic Mac” became the first UFC fighter in history to simultaneously hold two belts in different weight classes at November’s UFC 205 event in New York, this after he finished Eddie Alvarez via a sensational second-round knockout.
Alvarez is not the only opponent to get put away by McGregor’s nasty left hand. Fellow UFC standouts Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, Dustin Poirier, Marcus Brimage and Dennis Siver have all fallen to the iron left hand of “The Notorious”.
McGregor will face his stiffest challenge to date next weekend when he makes his professional boxing debut opposite undefeated legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
If Conor is to defy the odds and emerge victorious against Mayweather on August 26 he will surely need to do so by utilizing his lightning-quick left hand.
In the following video courtesy of “Boxing Legends TV“, we see the 25 best punches ever landed by Conor McGregor during his time in combat sports.
Check it out.
Do you think Conor McGregor can pull off the massive upset next weekend and thus prevent Floyd Mayweather from retiring with a perfect 50-0 professional boxing record?
Cris Cyborg will still be fighting for the UFC women’s featherweight championship on July 29 at UFC 214 in Anaheim, but it won’t be against Megan Anderson.
Unfortunately for fight fans, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto broke news early this evening that Megan Anderson (8-2 MMA) has been forced to withdraw from her scheduled UFC title shot opposite Cris Cyborg (17-1 MMA) due to personal reasons.
“Due to personal issues, Megan Anderson has been forced to withdraw from her UFC 214 bout against Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino on July 29,” a UFC official stated.
With that said the UFC has managed to keep Cris Cyborg on UFC 214, as the promotion announced that the Brazilian slugger has been booked to fight current Invicta bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger (19-5 MMA) at the event.
Tonya Evinger was most recently seen in action this past March, where she scored a second-round submission victory over Yana Kunitskaya.
Evinger has recorded 15 finishes in her 19 career victories.
What do you think of the newly announced title fight for UFC 214?