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Past night, important information broke with regards to UFC 262, saying Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira as the primary celebration in a Lightweight title bout. There’s been yet another big addition to the pay out-for each-watch (PPV) function, as LA Times’ Manouk Akopyan has declared that No. 6-rated Middleweight Jack Hermansson will return to motion reverse No. 12-ranked Edmen Shahbazyan on the key card.
Hermansson was closing in on a title shot in 2019, but the Swedish “Joker” has since struggled a bit, losing two of 3 bouts. Fortunately, the just one acquire in his current span was a very first-spherical complete by way of heel hook reverse Kelvin Gastelum, so the veteran grappler is not out of the elite image just nevertheless.
On the other hand, Shahbazyan entered his initial-at any time principal function slot versus Derek Brunson as his division’s best prospect, 11- and completely ready to split into the title mix. Brunson flipped the script on him with an fantastic functionality, but “The Golden Boy” stays a gifted boxer at just 23 years of age.
A person of these experienced Middleweights will return to the earn column, when the other will depart on a getting rid of streak. Who ya’ received?!?
That is gold Jerry, GOLD!
For those people who love freak clearly show fights among huge burly gentlemen, KSW will deliver tomorrow night time.
Today’s UFC weigh-ins ended up … eventful.
Justin Gaethje justifies another superior-profile bout as the most current title challenger, but will confess that I believe Oliveira vs. Chandler was the combat to make (assuming Dustin Poirier is in truth occupied with Conor McGregor).
I woke up yesterday to prepare for a matchup with Chandler on May possibly 15th expecting a bout agreement any second. Today that is not the case, I do not know what I do but but I like this feeling. It was a great day at sparring observe.
— Justin Gaethje (@Justin_Gaethje) March 20, 2021
Well … now what?
Derek Brunson’s wrestling is no joke, but will it be ample to manage Kevin Holland?
Slips, rips, and KO clips
This is a terrific angle on a substantial knockout (plus another perspective for excellent evaluate).
There is only one outrageous horse in MMA for this writer, but still, this was a cleanse knee KO.
Brad Riddell has been scrapping for a quite long time.
This is some definitely future-degree talent.
Midnight New music: Buffalo rapper Benny the Butcher dropped a follow up to 2019’s The Plugs I Achieved, teaming up with producer Harry Fraud for one more quick challenge. Compared to the 1st EP — some of the hardest raps I’ve read — the sequel is much additional considerate, even remorseful. I like the grittier, meaner very first 1, but nevertheless … fantastic stuff!
Rest perfectly Maniacs! A lot more martial arts insanity is often on the way.