Two fighters on long winning streaks are set to face off for what could end up being a 115-pound title shot. According to MMA Fighting, UFC 256 will likely play host to a straweight bout between former champ Carla Esparza and Amanda Ribas.
The UFC will be coming back to Sin City after a four-event run on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. On August 1st, UFC Apex was supposed to be the host of a women’s bantamweight fight between Holly Holm and Irene Aldana. However, Aldana tested positive for COVID-19 so the fight was scrapped.
The last UFC show from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi for the month of July is a strong Fight Night offering with a big middleweight bout in the main event. Former UFC champion Robert Whittaker takes on former welterweight title challenger Darren Till in a five-round showdown that has major title implications. In the co-main, Shogun Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira have their trilogy meeting in what is supposed to be Lil’ Nog’s retirement fight.