On Saturday, April 20, UFC Fight Night 149 will take place in Yubileiny Sports Complex in St. Petersburg, Russia. The event will be headed by Dutch heavyweight veterans Dutchman Alistair Overeem and the Russian Alexey Oleynik. In the second main event, one of Russia's strongest lightweights Islam Makhachev will face Arman Tsarukyan in the biggest promotion of the Armenian fighter.
The experienced veterans of the UFC heavyweight division Alistair Overeem and Alexey Oleynik will meet in the main event of the UFC Fight Night 149 tournament, which will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia this Saturday, April 20. In anticipation for the fight, bookmakers in their odds give advantage of the Dutchman.
UFC President Dana White reported that Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor, who announced his retirement, will be back in Octagon. According to White, he discussed with McGregor potential rivals for the Irish.
On October 4, 2012, two rising stars of the featherweight division clashed at UFC 143 - 23-year-old Dustin Poirier and 20-year-old Max Holloway. Already in the fourth minute of the battle, the more experienced Dustin masterfully conducted a triangle reseption, forcing the Hawaiian to surrender.
Watch the second episode of the UFC Embedded series of video blogs dedicated to the UFC 236 tournament: Holloway vs Poirier 2.
On April 14 at the UFC 236 in Atlanta, in the main event the current featherweight champion Max Holloway will fight Dustin Poirier for an interim lightweight title. On the eve of the fight, bookmakers in their quotes give advantage to Holloway.
Watch the traditional Countdown dedicated to the UFC 236 tournament on April 13 in Atlanta, USA. Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier will headline the event as they battle for an interim lightweight belt. In the second co main event, Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya will determine the interim middleweight champion.
UFC fighter Tony Ferguson criticized Conor MacGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. “You were finished. Tapped out and quit like a bitch. Now you’re stepping on my toes you false idols MacGregor! Khabib, get ready when you are fathead. Don’t dodge me like UFC 209, coward. No Loyalty to the game,” Tony Ferguson tweeted.
UFC fighter Ruslan Magomedov of Russia received a life-long disqualification for two USADA anti-doping policy violations. All in all Magomedov had three failed doping tests. The second violation of the anti-doping policy occurred on October 10, 2018, when the athlete's doping test gave positive results on a number of prohibited substances.
On March 30 at the UFC on ESPN 2 tournament in Philadelphia, USA, in the main event, one of the most entertaining fighters of the promotion, lightweight Edson Barboza will face Justin Gaethje.