On Saturday night the UFC returns to FOX, broadcasting from the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. The event is the fifth FOX event of the year.
In the main event two strawweights will be looking to force their way into the top ten at 115 pounds. Paige VanZant has impressed as a developing prospect, compiling a 4-1 record since signing with the UFC in 2014. Last time out she finished Bec Rawlings early in the second round.
Opposing VanZant is former Invicta FC atomweight champion Michelle Waterson. The “Karate Hottie” has seen her UFC tenure plagued by injury, but the 30-year-old did enough to win in her UFC debut against Angela Magana in July 2015.
The co-main event sees welterweight prospects Sage Northcutt and Mickey Gall meet early in their young careers. Northcutt is 3-1 in the UFC, with his lone loss coming against Bryan Barberena in January, while Gall made a winning start to his UFC career against CM Punk in September.
The full UFC on FOX: VanZant vs. Waterson card is detailed below, including the broadcast times around the world. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back throughout the week as any last minute changes to the lineup and scheduling will be updated right here.
Main Card – FOX (U.S.), BT Sport 2 (UK): 8.00PM ET, 5.00PM PT, 1.00AM GMT
- Strawweight: Paige VanZant vs. Michelle Waterson
- Welterweight: Sage Northcutt vs. Mickey Gall
- Bantamweight: Urijah Faber vs. Brad Pickett
- Welterweight: Alan Jouban vs. Mike Perry
Preliminary Card – FOX Sports 1 (U.S.), BT Sport 2 (UK): 5.00PM ET, 2.00PM PT, 10.00PM GMT
- Light-Heavyweight: Henrique da Silva vs. Paul Craig
- Featherweight: Cole Miller vs. Mizuto Hirota
- Welterweight: Bryan Barberena vs. Colby Covington
- Welterweight: James Moontasri vs. Alex Morono
- Lightweight: Josh Emmett vs. Scott Holtzman
- Bantamweight: Leslie Smith vs. Irene Aldana
Early Prelims – UFC Fight Pass (U.S./UK): 3.30PM ET, 12.30PM PT, 8.30PM GMT
- Bantamweight: Eddie Wineland vs Takeya Mizugaki
- Flyweight: Hector Sandoval vs. Fredy Serrano
- Welterweight: Bojan Velickovic vs. Sultan Aliev
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Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Official for UFC 220
UFC 220 in Boston, Massachusetts has its main event. Stipe Miocic (17-2) will put his belt on the line for the third time against rising heavyweight star, Francis Ngannou (11-1)
Rumors surrounded the match-up for UFC 220 after Ngannou’s first round knockout over Alistair Overeem, at UFC 218. The Cameroonian heavyweight called for the fight himself. In his octagon interview proceeding his most recent victory, Ngannou stated:
“I’m feeling good… I’m on my way to a title shot”.
— UFC (@ufc) December 10, 2017
The heavy handed Ngannou has finished all of his opponents in all of his six UFC bouts. A streak which includes a kimura submission over Anthony Hamilton and a TKO victory against former UFC heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski. Overall, he holds a ten fight win streak. His only defeat came by way of unanimous decision to Zoumana Cisse, in his second professional MMA fight.
If victorious, Ngannou would become the first African-born champion in UFC history.
Not to be diminished, Stipe Miocic rides his a streak of his own into the beantown match-up. Five consecutive wins, five knockouts and the past four of which, ended in the first round. A victory in Boston for the champ would make him the longest reigning heavyweight champion in UFC history. Currently, Miocic is one of three heavyweights, in the promotions entirety, whom has successfully defended the belt twice.
UFC 220 will be held at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on January 20th, 2018. The pay-per-view (PPV) card will also feature light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, as he faces challenger Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir.
Ladies Fight Night 7: “Double Trouble” Preview
Polish women’s federation Ladies Fight Night is going to celebrate their second birthday this year on the 15th to 17th of December. Two days, two events with a lot of great bouts.
LFN in Poland is being titled the new Invicta FC. The Polish owners created this federation to give European women a chance to fight on a big platform.
Hosting their first ever event in December 2015, LFN will hold two great cards next week, that will feature women who have fought under many prestigious promotions, such as the UFC, Invicta, Bellator, Glory, and Kunlun.
Two days of fantastic fights, intensified by a double dose of sports impressions. The name is not accidental, LFN 7 / LFN 8 combines two events, during which the best Polish fighters will be shown, as well as the best fighters from Europe (including France, Sweden, Italy, the Czech Republic and Romania)
The stakes are high, and we are electrified by the clashes between warriors such as Żaneta Cieśla vs Silvia La Notte and Patricia Axling vs. Cindy Silvestri. Mainly due to their vastness of their experience in the cage.
In the fight of the evening, the talented Romanian Cristina Stanciu will face Magdaléna Šormovádo. Stanciu fought twice in the UFC, but she was unfortunately cut from the promotion after suffering consecutive losses to Cortney Casey and Maryna Moroz.
Judyta Rymarzak vs Marta Waliczek is an amazing fight between two experienced kickboxers. Both making their pro MMA debuts on the night, we will witness a one-of-a-kind duel between two kickboxing perfectionists, as they look to transcend their skills into the MMA world.
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