Jorge Masvidal would have no issue fighting for the UFC welterweight title before his teammate and friend Colby Covington.
The Golden State Warriors whooped the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night, controlling the game from opening tip until final buzzer, and winning by a score of 110-88.
Just a few days ago, it seemed like the mood was that the sky was falling, and that the Warriors couldn’t find a rhythm.
The UFC’s next pay-per-view is exactly one month from today, and it features a pair of (interim) championship fights. In the main event, reigning men’s featherweight champion Max Holloway goes up to lightweight to take on Dustin Poirier for the interim strap, seven years removed from when Poirier tapped a debuting Holloway at UFC 143. As for the co-main, Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya vie for interim middleweight gold, with the winner expected to fight actual champion Robert Whittaker.
This was the sort of thing we all pictured Jorge Masvidal was capable of achieving, through all those split decisions and runs near the top which didn’t quite get there.
The American Top Team competitor nicknamed “Gamebred” let his hands go on Saturday night and earned the biggest victory of his career in the process.
Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Smith are both looking to rebound from their losses to Jon Jones, but only one man will emerge victorious at UFC on ESPN+ 10.
Gustafsson, who has failed to capture the UFC light heavyweight title on three separate occasions, was recently knocked out by Jon Jones at UFC 232. ‘The Mauler’ also dropped a highly contested decision to ‘Bones’ back in 2013.
Michael Bisping will be in attendance for UFC London this weekend, where Jorge Masvidal will take on hometown favorite Darren Till in the main event.
Bisping and Masvidal haven’t exactly been on the best terms for the last two years, and ‘The Count’ is looking to have a one-to-one with ‘Gamebred’ in hopes of making amends.
Israel Adesanya has addressed recent comments from UFC middleweight champion Robert Whitakker in which he downplayed Adesanya’s abilities.
Whittaker took to his podcast to say he feels Adesanya isn’t as good as he thinks he is, something which “The Last Stylebender” hopes to disprove. Talking to Submission Radio recently, Adesanya discussed why Whittaker’s comments don’t affect him.
While UFC 235’s main event might not have been particularly compelling on paper, the overall card was a strong offering that has seemingly generated an impressive buyrate on pay-per-view.
MMA Fighting’s Dave Meltzer reports that early PPV estimates for the March 2nd show, headlined by Jon Jones’ light heavyweight title defense triumph over Anthony Smith, ranges between 520,000 and 650,000 buys.