Recently the UFC has announced a bevy of match ups as main events for upcoming fights. Here’s a quick rundown of the announced pay-per-view main events.

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Oct. 03: UFC 192- Cormier vs. Gustafsson

With the departure of Jon Jones, due to drug abuse and a pending trial for a hit and run, the UFC’s light heavy weight division got a whole lot more competitive. Daniel Cormier snatched up the vacant throne with his victory over Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, but now he must face off against the man that many feel actually defeated Jon Jones in their five round war at UFC 165. Both of these fighters will be hoping to be holding the title if Jon Jones comes back. Cormier is a legit Olympic level wrestler, who knows how to throw his hands. Gustafsson has a size advantage and a more versatile striking acumen. This should be a great fight.

 

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Nov. 14: UFC 193- Lawler vs. Condit

Man oh man, this fight has Fight of the Year written all over it. If it’s half as exciting as Robbie Lawler’s last fight, it warrants the price of a pay-per-view by itself. Robbie Lawler never has a boring fight, Carlos Condit never has a boring fight, and these two guys bring everything they have whenever they step into the octagon. Lawler is the defending champ and has already waded through a sea of killers to grab and hold onto that title. He has heavy hands, a lethal left high kick, and amazing defensive wrestling. Carlos Condit is a complete fighter who has basically finished half of his fights via knock out, and half via submission. He mixes up his attacks like no other fighter, using kicks, knees, elbows and punches. The only question with Condit is his stamina, normally that would never be a question mark but he has had one other fight in the last 17 months due to an ACL tear. Circle your calendars for this one, you do not want to miss it.

 

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Dec. 12: UFC 194- Aldo vs. McGregor

Everyone saw this fight coming the moment Connor McGregor defeated Chad Mendes for the interim championship. Before the Mendes fight, fans questioned McGregor’s ability to beat a legitimate wrestler, which McGregor squashed when he dropped Mendes with a wicked left hand. Jose’ Aldo is the long standing Featherweight Champion, whose only professional loss came all the way back in 2005. There is a reason Jose Aldo is at the top of many pound for pound rankings. He takes on all comers and dominates. No one in the division hits as hard as he does, especially his brutal leg kicks. Aldo rarely lets the fight go to a decision and has defended his belt against the very best competition available. McGregor comes into this fight with a sea of hype behind him and massive following of casual fans that he won over with his entertaining fighting style and scathing trash talk. When I say Aldo hasn’t faced a fighter like McGregor, I mean it. No one in the division, maybe even the UFC, combines his power and kicking variety with an unshakable confidence. McGregor will need every bit of that confidence in this fight. If McGregor drags Aldo into deep water, and the later rounds, he will exponentially increase his odds of claiming the undisputed title, as Aldo has always had cardio issues on the rare occasion he finds himself in the fourth and fifth round. Unless one of these fighters really strays away from their usual strengths. I fully expect this fight to stay standing and showcase some fast and furious striking.

 

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Jan. 2: UFC 195- Rousey vs. Holm

If Ronda Rousey’s last fight proved anything it’s that the UFC has a bonafide superstar on their hands. With the correct advertising campaign, the UFC can sell any Rousey fight. They made Bethe Corriera look like she stood a chance. Fans that follow the sport know that Rousey is head and shoulders above the competition, and this next fight is no different. Holly Holm has great hands but nowhere near the level that will give Rousey any pause. Don’t pay attention to the hype, don’t let Dana White lure you in with, “Holly Holm is a boxing champion. Both fighters are undefeated. This is going to be the biggest fight in women’s MMA history!” You can see the clichés coming, “Her toughest test to date”. People are going to buy this fight because Ronda is the headliner, but don’t be surprised when Holly Holm’s “other level striking” is a moot point when Ronda goes back to her roots and takes the fight to the ground for a 1st round armbar victory.

 

Michael Gomez covers MMA for MyFantasySportsTalk.com and you can follow him on Twitter @MichaelGom3

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