the main card opener for UFC Fight Night: Holm vs Aldana sees a fan-friendly bout in the middleweight division. Dequan Townsend has drawn Dusko Todorovic, and the fight is expected to see the challengers leave it on the line. The bout is more of an exciting showcase and doesn’t hold any weight with regards to the title landscape.
The middleweight division is as hot as ever after the champion Israel Adesanya shined a spotlight on the weight class with his recent performance. Not to mention, there are many top-tier fighters who are climbing up the ranks. The winner of the aforementioned middleweight bout has the opportunity to gradually enter the conversation with a powerful performance.
The 26-year-old Dusko will have the speed advantage as he effectively uses inside steps to mount an offense. Moreover, Townsend has shown to be overzealous at certain moments in the fight and be inefficient with his energy. The certified finisher, Todorovic isn’t one to miss out on a depleted Townsend should the fight enter the final round. His propensity to chase the finish whilst still being cautious should help him win the day over the veteran.
Bengaluru, October 1: Following the successful UFC 253, the Ultimate Fighting Championship continues it’s series of events on Fight Island with UFC Fight Island 4: Holm vs Aldana (also known as UFC on ESPN 16). In the main event, former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm takes on No.6 ranked Irene Aldana, while heavyweights Yorgan de Castro and Carlos Felipe clash in the co-main event. Also on the main card, former women’s featherweight champion and current No.
1 ranked bantamweight contender Germaine de Randamie clash with No. 4 Julianna Pena. The Ultimate Fighter and Dana White’s Contender Series veteran Kyler Phillips faces UFC newcomer Cameron Else in a bantamweight bout. In the main card opener, Dequan Townsend, who is in search for his first UFC win, will go up against debuting Dana White’s Contender Series signee Dusko Todorovic in a middleweight bout.
The UFC is back for the second event in their return to Fight Island. This is the complete weigh-in results for UFC Fight Island 4: Holly Holm vs Irene Aldana.
In the UFC’s sophomore effort to host events on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, they already kicked things off with a massive pay-per-view event. Now this weekend, they will be delivering with a Fight Night event, with former bantamweight champ Holly Holm taking on Irene Aldana in the main event. The co-main event sees a heavyweight clash between Yorgan De Castro and Carlos Felipe. Also on the card, is fan favorite master of violence, the Natural Born Killer, Carlos Condit, who faces another longtime vet in Court McGee. Overall the card is not the most stacked, but features a lot of international talent.
14 fights into his career, Cameron hasn’t seen the scorecards and he will undoubtedly prefer to keep it that way. Kyler Phillips enters the bout with a certain level of inexperience that may be costly against a finisher. What’s more, he has shown certain high-level transitions on the ground in his most recent outing. ‘The Matrix’s’ best shot at adding another win on his record would be to stay within the pocket.