There will be two major UFC tournaments this month. Prosports.kz presents a preview of the upcoming events.
UFC 237: Rose Namayunas – Jessica Andrade. May 12, Brazil
On the morning of May 12, the company's 237th numbered tournament will be held, with the main champion in the main battle being Rose Namayunas (52kg). The 26-year-old American caused a sensation when she knocked out Joanna Engeichik in November 2017. In April last year, Namayunas strengthened her legacy and defeated a Polish athlete again. At the same time, Jessica Andrade from Brazil won a title chance at minimal weight. Thanks to two major victories last year, Andrade became the main contender for the championship gold.
Rose Namayunas – Jessica Andrade
Part of the main card is Jose Aldo, a living legend and the former two-time UFC featherweight champion (66 kg). The 32-year-old Brazilian's career is approaching a logical conclusion, so the person agrees with a scar of interesting adventures. As Aldo himself said, this year he will wage another fight in Brazil and then retire. The last two fights Jose had completed early were Jeremy Stevens and Renato Moicano.
In the upcoming fight he meets Alexander Volkanovski, one of the main contenders for the title. If 30-year-old Alexander passes Aldo, he will have a chance to fight Max Holloway or meet Zabit Magomedsharipov from Russia to betray the main challenger.
Jose Aldo – Alexander Volkanovski
UFC Fight Night 152: Rafael dos Anlos – Kevin Lee. May 19, Rochester
On the morning of May 19th, the UFC Fight Night 152 tournament will be held in Rochester: In the main battle of the evening, the former lightweight champion (70 kg), Raphael dos Anjos, meets Kevin Lee. For the latter, the next fight will be in the middle weight class (77 kg). The 26-year-old Lee is becoming increasingly difficult to fit into the lightweight class. Especially in the last fight Kevin lost to Al Yakvinte. The 34-year-old Raphael from Brazil settled in the welterweight division a few years ago. Last year he fought for the title of intermediate, but lost to Colby Covington. Last November, the Brazilian lost to Camara Usman. Rafael dos Anjos comes with two defeats in a row. For him, the upcoming fight is a great opportunity to keep the registration in the top 5 and for Lee to announce himself aloud in the new division.
Rafael Dos Anjos – Kevin Lee
In addition, the spectacular Charles Oliveira will perform at the tournament. The 29-year-old Brazilian comes with four wins in a row. In the women's featherweight (66 kg) will be the former champion Invicta FC Megan Anderson occur. The 29-year-old Australian will try to get closer to the title fight against Amanda Nunez and meet Felicia Spencer. Also watch out for the colorful Patrick Cummins from the USA. The 38-year-old parallel fighter works as a waiter, which does not prevent him from arranging interesting battles in the octagon, though most of them do not end in his favor.
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