The UFC holds its card 2020 on January 18. In this occasion, UFC 246 live online, occurs from the town the promotion involves dwelling, Las Vegas. The headline competition is actually just a welterweight bout amongst former two-division UFC winner Conor Mcgregor and ex-lightweight title challenger Donald Cerrone.
The card features Holly Holm two previous UFC champions and also Anthony Pettis.
The occasion, while still being contested by 170 lbs, could have name consequences to get a minumum of of the fighters. UFC president Dana White has said that if McGregor wins and current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov wins his April matchup against ex-interim lightweight champ Tony Ferguson, the UFC might book a re match among Nurmagomedov along with McGregor for its light weight name. Cerrone have never openly been given the same courtesy.
The principal function of UFC 246 marks the first time McGregor measures to the jelqing because Nurmagomedov filed him in the fourth round their Oct 229 match up in UFC 229. Cerrone enters the bout arriving off TKO declines to Justin Gaethje and Ferguson.
Pettis, who has struggled at lightweight, welterweight and feather-weight over the last few years yields to one hundred fifty five pounds immediately right following two fights at a hundred and seventy. He meets Carlos Diego Ferreira, who’s amid a five-fight successful streak. Pettis, that started his livelihood on an 18-2 run, has gone 47 dating back to again to March 2015 once he also lost the light weight title to Rafael dos Anjos. He is coming from a reduction.
Like Pettis, Holm has fought as dropping her title. Even the ex-women’s bantamweight queen was 10-0 at November 2015. Now, Holm is currently 12-5 and coming off a TKO reduction to current two-division champ Amanda Nunes. Holm faces ex-title challenger Raquel Pennington, who is 52 because September 2015. Pennington scored a split decision win over Irene Al Dana in her most recent excursion.
Twitter person ‘MysticMacMMA’ recently posted pics of McGregor before this Cerrone fight, also I believe it’s safe to state’The Notorious’ is appearing bigger than before.
McGregor previously fought at welterweight from Nate Diaz in 2016, dropping the very first bout via entry but winning the rematch in UFC 202 through majority choice, with men earning a $50,000 Battle of the Night incentive for participating in one of the best battles of the year.
‘The Eagle’ filed McGregor from the fourth round to maintain his title.
UFC 246: 246 McGregor vs. Cerrone will take place next month, Jan. 18 at T Mobile Arena at Vegas.