McGregor vs. Poirier 3 for the title?
On this week’s show, we assess what’s next at lightweight, debate the future at heavyweight, and look ahead to the UFC’s return to Las Vegas for UFC Fight Night 184.
Tom Aspinall reveals conversation with Dana White that led to UFC’s London return
Paddy Pimblett vows to ‘put on a showcase with my hands and my feet’ vs. Jordan Leavitt
Molly McCann discusses her evolution as a fighter ahead of UFC London return
Nathaniel Wood can’t wait to make octagon return on home soil at UFC London
The fallout from UFC 257 rolls on as the UFC lightweight division continues to hang in the balance, and on this week’s show we attempt to navigate the tricky waters of what might come next at 155 pounds.
Common sense says that Dustin Poirier, fresh off his TKO win over Conor McGregor, should face either Charles Oliveira or Michael Chandler for the title, which will surely be relinquished by Khabib Nurmagmedov. But with Poirier seemingly set on a trilogy fight with McGregor, and McGregor’s camp calling for a third fight, but with the title on the line, nothing seems certain as we try to predict what’s next for the lightweight division.
We also take a look at matters at heavyweight, as Alistair Overeem looks to make one final run toward the one major title that has eluded him in his decorated combat sports career. But while there could be an avenue back to a title shot, the presence of Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou – who both beat him – and the imminent arrival of Jon Jones, make the waters pretty cloudy at the top of the UFC’s heaviest weight class. We try to make sense of it all and offer our take on who might end up as the last man standing by the end of the calendar year.
And finally, we look ahead to UFC Fight Night 184, which features Overeem in the main event against Russia’s former Bellator heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov. The co-main has a battle of different bantamweight generations, as Frankie Edgar looks to make a final push to become a two-division UFC champion by moving one step closer to a title shot at 135 pounds. But to do it, he’ll have to get past one of the most dangerous bantamweights on the planet, Cory Sandhagen.
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Enjoy the fights!
UFC on ESPN 40 results: Jamahal Hill defeats Thiago Santos on a night full of finishes
Brave CF 61: Joilton Lutterbach calls out champ Eldar Eldarov after TKO victory
PFL Playoffs 1 results: Stevie Ray defeats Anthony Pettis (again) to reach lightweight final
UFC on ESPN 40 weigh-in results: Santos and Hill on weight and ready for Apex showdown
Dana White waxes lyrical after stunning Contender Series event
Bellator 279: Cris Cyborg retains featherweight title in Hawaii
Bellator 278: Liz Carmouche wins flyweight title amid controversy in Hawaii
Bellator 277: Patricio Pitbull defeats A.J. McKee to become three-time featherweight champion
UFC 273: Alexander Volkanovski dominates ‘Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung
Bellator 276 report: Adam Borics edges Mads Burnell in thrilling striking battle
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