Top Five UFC Bouts To Make
September 12, 2020
2020 is heading to its final quarter and the UFC has had a great year. The promotion still has big fights lined up before this pandemic-hit year is over but there are still big fights that have yet to happen.
Here are the Top 5 UFC bouts to make to end the year or to open 2021:
Jon Jones vs Brock Lesnar
Jon Jones is one of the top MMA super fighters today. The former UFC light heavyweight champion is considered the GOAT of the 205-pound weight class and has been talking about moving up to the heavyweight division. On the other hand, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is a free agent again after his contract with the WWE expired. Lesnar is a huge PPV draw and UFC President Dana White says he’s willing to make this fight happen.
Holly Holm vs Amanda Nunes
Holly Holm's fight against Amanda Nunes at UFC 239 did not go as planned, but with the dearth of challengers in the division, Holm may be, as her coach says - one fight away from another title shot. The Preacher’s Daughter has a fight against Irene Aldana next month and if she wins convincingly, Holm might get another crack at Nunes. The Lioness has looked unstoppable, but given Holm’s world-class boxing background, she’s the one fighter who can figure out Amanda Nunes on the second try.
Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou
These heavyweights have fought before at UFC 220 and Miocic won a one-sided decision. Since that bout, Miocic is 2-1 with all bouts against Daniel Cormier. Meanwhile, Ngannou has been on a tear with four straight first round stoppages after his loss to Derrick Lewis. The opening odds for this rematch are out with Illinois Online Gambling sites putting Ngannou as favorite over the champion. Miocic disagrees, so let these big men rumble next.