Surprisingly, it seems that Dan white managed to save the UFC 249 — even though the coronavirus pandemic, the absence of the main star in the person of Habib Nurmagomedov and various enemies that tried to prevent the holding of the tournament. Even more surprising — in this show agreed to participate a number of UFC stars that now the whole thing seems not so hopeless.
Sam Alvi — Ryan Center
Open fight night fell not losing in the UFC Ryan Spano and Sam Alvi, who along with Donald Serrone is the champion of UFC on the frequency of ongoing games (in 2016-2017 American managed to get in the octagon as much as six times). Alvi — veteran of the company. And those veterans, on which the company examines promising avenues. Center conducts a series of three victories in the UFC, and success in meeting with Alvi needs to help Ryan move.
Sijara Eubanks — Sarah Moras
In the eye catches an interesting statistic girls: in the event of another defeat track record Eubanks (5-4) and Moras (6-5) may be close to catastrophic indicator. Sigara, however, the company has always been in good standing, because, despite the instability, she is always able to give first-class fighting show, plus never loses one wicket.
Michael Johnson — Ham Worthy
Not experiencing the best of times Michael Johnson, once won the Tony Ferguson. Since that momentous triumph of the American has spent 17 fights, lost nine times and to the final confrontation and was sent by Stephen Ray in a deep knockout. To rehabilitate will not be easy: a little-known ham Worthy nicknamed the Death Star is very convincing started in the UFC and don’t intend to stop.
Marlon Vera — Ray Borg
The ex-applicant Borg after losing to Demetrius Johnson and Casey Kinney gathered, and two wins closed the previous failures. Now in his way stands the formidable Marlon Faith does not know defeat in five games.
Alexander Hernandez — Omar Antonio Morales
Originally, Hernandez was to be the obstacle to striving towards the title of Russian Islam Makhachev. But sparring partner and friend, Habib, as Nurmagomedov was unable to leave his native country, so he came on as sub does not know defeat Venezuelan Omar Morales.
Juraj Hall — Jacare Souza
Not a brilliant last fight Jacare had to fly from Brazil to the US, despite all the problems, so now nothing will prevent the duel of two ranked middleweights. Interestingly, the opponent Souza reverse series: two of the last battle Hall was completed with a raised hand over the octagon. New fight for Uriah Heep — a chance to restart his career because he was considered almost the most promising rising star of the company.
Francis Ngandu Of Jairzinho Of Rozenstruik
The first of three world championship fights in UFC 249. On the horizon looms a world title fight in heavy weight, and therefore, postponed the meeting of the mighty puncher Ngandu (three triumph in a row) and unbeaten Rozenstruik (early victories in all four fights under the auspices of the UFC) should get furious. By the way, this confrontation was supposed to lead the UFC 171 Fight Night, but is scheduled for March 29 tournament was cancelled due to the coronavirus.
Jeremy Stephens — Calvin Kattar
Quite an interesting meeting of two of the top Featherweight. The intrepid Stevens has not won four fights, but remains in good standing with the promotion, while the Boston Puncher, also the loser of the last game, loved by many MMA fans thanks to the gorgeous battle against Downtrodden by Magomedsalam in Moscow.
Vicente Hatch — Niko Price
In October, entertaining and very funny Price nicely knocked out James Vick kick from a lying position, and once again forced to talk about ourselves as one of the toughest UFC fighters. On 249th tournament he had to fight with Russian Muslim Salikhov, but the fighter from Dagestan could not fly in the States. Now the price to beat Vicente Hatch, one of the shadow title contenders in the Welterweight division, and perhaps Nico may be against a replacement opponent.
Greg Hardy — Jordan De Castro
Another hero of the fall tournament in Moscow, ex-football player Greg hardy will return to the cage after a loss to Alexander Volkov. In the octagon Prince of war will have to wait representing Guinea-Bissau Jordan De Castro, who on April 19 will try in whatever was to keep a zero in the column “Defeats”.
Too much has been said and written about this battle for the last days. We remind you that coronavirus still tore superfight Habib — Ferguson for the fifth time, and now Tony again will compete for the title of interim champion of the lightweight division.
Of course, the poster of the tournament has lost its luster. But she never lost the intrigue! Winstreak of three triumphs knockouts from Highlight vs 12 El Cucuy wins in a row and 13 bonuses for the best performance or fight of the night for two — despite the replacement of Nurmagomedov, the main bout of UFC 249 still sees the fans the best fight of the year 2020.