Tuesday, the UFC made several championship bouts official.
From its largest weight class to one of its smallest, the UFC announced the four title bouts – some were expected, some maybe not so much.
The list of championship fights included the following: A highly anticipated trilogy bout between UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier, an immediate featherweight title rematch between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway, Kamaru Usman’s second title defense against Gilbert Burns, and Jose Aldo vs. Petr Yan for the vacant 135-pound title.
All of these title fights will happen this summer with three happening on one card: UFC 251 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
With so much gold on the line in a short amount of time, I was given the tough task to make some sense of these bookings but also put them in order of which fights I’m looking forward to the most.
(Disclaimer: All these fights are great, but some better than others)
So let’s get started…