On the morning of June 9th in Chicago, Illinois, the United Center Arena hosts the UFC 238 tournament, which will inspire fans with truly interesting fights. We offer you a special preview of the upcoming Prosports.kz tournament.
In the preliminary rounds, the spectators are waiting for several battles that will help to pass the time before the main bouts of the evening. Karolina Kowalkevich from Poland will try to extend her career under the auspices of the UFC at the women's minimum weight (52 kg). In September 2018, the 33-year-old Polka lost to a cruel knockout against Jessica Andrade and in March, Michel Waterson lost the decision. At this stage of her career, the athlete took on the role of a gatekeeper – a fighter with whose help leaflets can excel. Kovalkevich is infinitely far away from the top 5 and can soon be out of the top 10. A potential win over Alex Grasso will help Carolina extend her subscription to the Top 10. For 25-year-old Grasso, the upcoming fight is a great opportunity to declare and end the defeat against Tatiana Suarez.
In the coordinate fight of the preliminary map a fascinating stalemate awaits us. Aljamain Sterling will converge in the octagon with Pedro Muñoz. Incidentally, the last one was brutally beaten by former lightweight champion Cody Garbrandt in March this year. 32-year-old Pedro immediately entered the company's rating and can now become the main candidate for the lightweight title. Before that, however, he has to go through a no less ambitious Stirling. 29-year-old Aljamain made a good move after scoring three straight wins in the last 12 months. It is the winner of the fight Munoz – Sterling will have the opportunity to challenge the title at lightweight, whose fate will be decided in the same tournament.
The upcoming tournament is the first in a series of American summer marathon commercials. Almost every week the fans are waiting for exciting fights. The first is the UFC 238 tournament, where spectators can play two title fights at the same time. But the organizers of the company did not care about the quality of these fights.
As part of the main card, the lightest Russian fighter Peter Yan will perform. The 26-year-old fighter from Omsk made his debut at the UFC last June. In less than 12 months, a customer of Kazakh coach Sayat Abdrakhmanov designed four wins and earned a bonus for the best game of the evening. Bright style and long tongue helped the fighter to settle in the top ten of the company. For a fighter, it's too early to talk about title ambitions, but next year, Jan will be able to enter the top 5 rankings. This Sunday, the fighter will meet with 29-year-old Jimmy Rivera. US fighters lost twice in the last five battles. From a ratings point of view for Jimmy, this fight made no sense, as he would collapse in the event of a defeat in the rating, but on the contrary, Yang would benefit.
Jimmy Rivera – Peter Yan
In the main battle of the evening, the lowest-weight champion (56 kg), Henry Sehudo, meets Marlon Moraes, and the lowest-weighted (62 kg) title arrives. In the final game of the evening, flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will face Jessica Ai, but let's face it, fans have not been waiting for this month.
El Kukui and the cowboy
The most important event of this event awaits us in the third game of the main card, where former Interim Lightweight Champion (70 kg) Tony Ferguson meets in the octagon with the top fighter Donald Cerrone.
The upcoming war, otherwise this fight is not named, claims in absence to be the title of the fight of the year and at least the best round of the year. For many years, the fans have been waiting for this fight, and the fans' requests have been heard by Sean Shelby and KO. The 36-year-old darling Donald has been training at his ranch for a long time and runs extreme sports in his spare time. A lover of beer and adrenaline successfully restarted his career early last year when his son was born. This had a big impact on the Denver fighter, and now Cowboy designed three glowing victoria in a row and earned the same amount of bonuses. True MMA fans know how much Serrone loves to perform in the Octagon, and this year Donald has not changed after entering the cell twice, and the last time he pleased the audience in May. Experts and fans waited for the fighter to accept a proposal to fight the former two-weight champion Conor McGregor, but Cowboy decided to team up with the more dangerous Tony Ferguson. For this reason, the public admires the martial arts Cerrone – the fighter does what he wants, and enjoys it.
Tony Ferguson, the national champion, returns to the octagon after a long break. Eight months ago, 35-year-old Ferguson had a tough game against former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis at the UFC 229 tournament. Showtime patted Tony hard, but he still managed to break an opponent. Then it all boiled down to the fact that Ferguson finally met Nurmagomedov, but Habib fought at the same tournament Tony was playing, and plans for the fight faded into the background. When a fighter from Russia went through a nine-month disqualification, El Kukui was almost in jail. In March this year, the warrior's wife turned to the police with a statement that Tony would not turn to her and her son. According to Christina, her husband could not sleep for several days except that it was all accompanied by paranoia. The fighter seriously thought that a tracking chip was implanted in his leg during the operation. In April, Ferguson agreed to a rehabilitation course and his family returned to him. Tony has calmed down, at least for the time of his demons, and finally returns to the octagon. It's worth noting that it's extremely difficult to predict the outcome of this battle, as there will be two legendary fighters in Chicago and the outcome will depend on the shape of El Kukuya. If the fighter is 100% in shape, we have to deal with a flogging against the cowboy. Otherwise, Cerrone will kill his opponent. We strongly recommend not to miss this battle as the fighters will arrange a bloody show.
Shevchenko – Ay
Lightweight champion (56 kg) Valentina Shevchenko will perform in the final game of the evening. After a failed attempt to win the title with the lowest weight (62 kg), the 31-year-old Shevchenko returned to the next category in which Nikko Montano was the champion. Valentine tried to meet Montano twice, but he refused to fight on both occasions. As a result the American was deprived of the title, and Shevchenko played the vacant belt with Joanna Engeichik. In December last year, the belt went in close combat to an athlete from Kyrgyzstan. We add that the newly formed division can not come up with big names, so the leadership had to choose what is. 32-year-old Ai returned to lightest after four consecutive defeats to win three wins. Is it worth it to watch the upcoming fight – a question for everyone personally. In terms of sales and performance, this is one of the most uninteresting fights this year.
Shevchenko – Ay
The hobbit: back and forth
In the main game of the evening, the lightest champion Henry Sehudo will try to become a champion in two weight classes, meeting Marlon Moraes in the lightest weight class. Last August, the 32-year-old 2008 Olympic champion won a controversial decision in freestyle wrestling Sehudo, defeating legendary Demetrius Johnson. So far, it has been said that it was profitable for the company to make Sehudo champion without stopping. In December of the same year, Henry met with former lightweight champion Ti Jay Dillashow. Dillashaw, barely alive, still managed to pull off Sehudo, losing to Ko in the first round. When Sehudo defeated TJ, his ego and material requirements increased exponentially. The fighter imagines himself to be the king of the UFC, to challenge every fighter and minimize the achievements of other champions. The promise to save the least weight proved to be empty words, and the fighter himself is only chasing a big check.
Henry Sehudo and Marlon Moraes
Due to the cheeky nature of Sehudo many fans turned away from him, who supported the fighter during his career. In the event of a victory this Sunday, the fighter will continue to shout that he is the king of the UFC, but Marlon Moraes can stop the cheeky fighter. The 31-year-old Brazilian won four consecutive wins and earned a bonus three times for the evening's performance. Over the last year and a half, Moraes has gone through all the top lightweight tops, and his racking skills are truly impressive. The fighter used to fight Dillashov, but he did not pass the doping test and retired for two years. This Sunday determines the fate of the title in the lightest weight and thus on the further list of candidates for the title.