UFC is getting into the end of the year season and they have got some amazing fights lined up for us. UFC’s 2021 year was one of the best years in the company’s history. They put on some amazing shows even in this pandemic world. The promotion managed to pull out some amazing cards that exceeded the fans’ expectations. Now with just 3 major events left of this year, the promotion has some exciting fights lined up. Here are some amazing fights left in this years’ cards.
Top 5 UFC Fights To Take Place By The End Of 2021
UFC 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira
A UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout between current champion Jan Błachowicz and former title challenger Glover Teixeira was scheduled to take place at UFC 266. However, the bout was pushed back in late June and is expected to headline this event. Former Rizin Light Heavyweight Champion Jiri Prochazka is expected to serve as a backup and potential replacement for this fight. The fight will be a great matchup between a ruthless champion and the veteran of the division.
UFC 267: Yan vs Sandhagen
A Bantamweight Championship rematch between current champion Aljamain Sterling and the former champion Petr Yan was expected to take place at UFC 267. The duo had previously met earlier this year with Sterling winning the fight by disqualification. Petr yan threw an illegal knew that disqualified him from the fight making Sterling the winner and also the new champion. sterling become the first fighter in the history of the company to become the champion via disqualification. Now just a month before their rematch Sterling pulled out due to an injury and is going to be replaced by Cory Sandhagen. Cory is coming off a decision loss to former champion TJ Dillashaw.
UFC 268: Usman vs. Covington 2
The Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and former interim champion Colby Covington are set for UFC 268. They will be serving as the event headliner, they previously met in December 2019. Usman defended his title via a fifth-round technical knockout. This fight is one of the most intriguing matchups of all time. The duo also has lots of bad blood between them.
UFC 268 – Namajunas vs Weili 2
A Women’s Strawweight Championship rematch between current two-time champion Rose Namajunas and former champion Zhang Weili is expected to take place as the co-main event of UFC 268. They previously met, where Namajunas won the title via first-round knockout. This title fight rivalry is one of the biggest in the women’s division
The current Lightweight Champion Charles Oliveira and former interim champion Dustin Poirier are set to fight at UFC 269 which is going to take place in December. The champion will be facing the no.1 contender in the division. This fight will also be important for the lightweight category as the division is on fire at the moment with lots’ new contenders rising. Dustin Poirier will be fighting his second title fight and it is also Charles Oliviera’s first title defense.