Next week the UFC will be putting on their UFC 245 event live from Las Vegas, Nevada, the fight capital of the world. To commemorate the final pay per view card of the year, they have booked three title fights on the same card. To read about this explosive event, read our piece on it below.
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Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine De Randamie (UFC Womens Bantamweight)
This is the first title fight, and will go on third last from the final one. The greatest female fighter of all time Amanda Nunes puts her Bantamweight strap up on offer against Germaine De Randamie. Nunes has previously defeated De Randamie, but the Iron Lady has managed to string together a decent win streak since her loss, making her next in line for the title. Nunes is coming off a dominant knockout of former champion Holly Holm, firmly cementing her as the greatest of all time. This fight will be a great one, and is sure to end in fireworks.
Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski (UFC Mens Featherweight)
This will be the co-main event of the evening. Coming off a title defense against Frankie Edgar, Max Holloway is still yet to lose a title fight in the Featherweight division. After beating undefeated challenger Brian Ortega previously, Max has looked absolutely dominant at this weight since capturing the strap from Anthony Pettis. However, one thing which Volkanovski brings to the table, which no other previous competitor has, is physical strength. Volkanovski is one of the strongest men in the division, and this could be the tipping point which edges him over the much lankier Max. However, Max is much longer, and has a lot more title fight experience, than his challenger. This will certainly be one for the ages, and would have certainly main evented any other card in the year.
Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington (UFC Mens Welterweight)
This is the main event of the evening, and in a night with 3 title fights, there is good reason for that. This is somewhat of a title unification bout, seeing as 2 fights ago Colby beat Rafael Dos Anjos for the interim welterweight strap. However, due to injury, he was unable to schedule a unification bout with Tyron Woodley, making his interim belt defunct the second Woodley entered the cage against contender Darren Till. In Woodley’s next fight, he defended against the up and coming Kamaru Usman. Usman dominated Woodley throughout the fight, leading to him picking up the win by decision in one of the most lopsided title fights in UFC history. This was monumental seeing as Woodley was slated to be one of the greatest welterweights of all time.
Colby came back from injury to set the strikes thrown record against Robbie Lawler, clearly declaring his spot as #1 contender to Usman’s title. These two have genuine bad blood, and this fight will be one to watch, and deserves to cap off the year for the UFC.