July’s formerly stated UFC on FOX 30 occasion will, indeed, take location in Canada, however now the exact city and venue have been made respectable, as properly.
UFC reputable informed CalgarySun.Com’s Danny Austin that the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, will play host to the July 28 occasion. It’s the town’s first UFC event for the reason that 2012’s UFC 149.
“We’ve been trying for the last few years, and due to some of the motives we just couldn’t make the date occur,” stated UFC exec David Shaw informed Austin. “It got here down to the reality that we just had to come. We needed to get lower back to Calgary.”
According to Austin, a chief event for the card has yet to be determined, but some of the different contests were booked, including Jose Aldo (26-4 MMA, 8-3 UFC) vs. Jeremy Stephens (28-14 MMA, 15-12 UFC) inside the co-function. Aldo is presently ranked No. Three inside the modern USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA featherweight scores, whilst Stephens sits at No. 12.
Stephens is currently using a three-combat winning streak, which matches the longest of his UFC profession, and he’s been calling for a pinnacle-raked opponent that could allow him to set up himself as a true title contender.
Meanwhile, former champ Aldo is reeling after returned-to-lower back losses to present day title holder Max Holloway and stands at just 1-three in his past four appearances. The Brazilian striker is hoping to show he nonetheless belongs the various department’s elite with a positive result in the key contest.
UFC Calgary will also feature eight ranked (top-15) fighters, including a flyweight fight between (10) Dustin Ortiz and (11) Matheus Nicolau, and a women’s flyweight fight between (4) Alexis Davis and (5) Katlyn Chookagian pic.twitter.com/LqcMkR1s5z
— Danny Austin (@DannyAustin_9) 27 April 2018
Additional contests encompass girls’s flyweights Katlyn Chookagian(10-1 MMA, three-1 UFC) vs. Alexis Davis (19-7 MMA, 6-2 UFC), strawweights Nina Ansaroff (eight-five MMA, 2-2 UFC) vs. Randa Markos(8-5 MMA, 4-four UFC), flyweights Matheus Nicolau (thirteen-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) vs. Dustin Ortiz (18-7 MMA, 7-five UFC), mild heavyweights Gadzhimurad Antigulov (20-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) vs. Ion Cutelaba (13-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC), featherweights Austin Arnett (15-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Hakeem Dawodu (7-1-1 MMA, zero-1 UFC), welterweights Jordan Mein (30-12 MMA, four-four UFC) vs. Alex Morono (14-four MMA, three-1 UFC) and lightweights John Makdessi (15-6 MMA, eight-6 UFC) vs. Ross Pearson (20-14 MMA, 12-11 UFC).
Those matchups join a previously said contest of Kajan Johnson vs. Islam Makhachev.
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