As usual, the last month of the calendar year always offers very interesting martial arts weekends, especially in the weeks before Christmas and New Year. This year's December (the 12th month) begins with a weekend full of top martial arts events.
What is an additional bonus is the fact that the events are arranged very well and there is almost no overlap in terms.
UFC on ESPN 42: Thompson vs. Holland
After the weekend break, the UFC returns with a very interesting event.
Kevin Holland and Stephen Thompson headline this event, and these are two fighters who prefer to fight exclusively in the stand and this could be a very good match. Bryan Barberena and Rafael dos Anjos should offer a very exciting fight in the co-main event, and fighters like Tai Tuivasa (vs.
Sergei Pavlovich), Matt Schnell (vs. Matheus Nicolau), Michael Johnson (vs. Marc Diakies ), Nike Price (vs. Phillip Rowe) guarantee us a bunch of great matches. Where: Amway Center, Orlando, USA
ONE on Prime Video 5: De Ridder vs.
Yes, the UFC event looks great, but the interest of regional fans will be much more focused on the new ONE on Prime Video event. The best Croatian MMA fighter Roberto SoldiÄ will make his debut for the Asian organization, and his opponent will be the undefeated Dagestani Murad Ramazanov (11-0).
The winner of the fight will probably fight for the title in the category up to 84 kilograms, and we will watch as many as three fights for the belt as part of this event. Allycia Hellen Rodrigues will defend her 52kg Muay Thai title against Janet Todd, while Kade Ruotolo will defend her recently won grappling (lightweight) title.
The opponent will be Matheus Gabriel. Reinier de Ridder and Anatoly Malykhin lead the event, and it is a fight for the title in the category up to 102 kilograms. Where: Mall of Asia Arena, Manilla, Philippines
Tyson Fury vs.
Derek Chisora ââ3
Boxing fans will not be left out this weekend. Tyson Fury one of the best boxers today returns to the ring after the fourth month and victory against Dillian Whyte. Derek Chisora ââwill be Fury's opponent, and for the third time in his career, Chisora ââwill try to become the first boxer to defeat Tyson Fury, and with a victory, he would also win the WBC world heavyweight title.
His chances are very small, but in the heavyweight division, surprises are very possible. In the same event, Daniel Dubois (18-1-0) and Kevin Lerena (28-1-0) will fight for the WBA (Regular) world title. Where: Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium, London, England