After another year of amazing events and performances, the UFC are set to end 2018 with an action packed month of fights for fans to enjoy. With a mix of prospects, veterans, Title Fights, bitter rematches, and high stake main events. Fans are preparing for one of the best months of fighting that we’ve seen all year. With the imminent return of former Champion Jon Jones, and a Featherweight Title Fight between two incredible Mixed Martial Artists. Make sure you don’t miss ANY of these upcoming fights!
To kick off one of the best fights months of the year. The UFC will return to the beautiful city of Adelaide, Australia on December 2nd for yet another night of incredible fights. Headlined by Australia’s own Heavyweight Prospect Tai ‘Bam Bam’ Tuivasa, the Oz native is set to take on former Heavyweight Champion and long time contender, Junior Dos Santos. In this prospect vs. veteran bout, Tai will attempt to overcome the well experienced and technically sound JDS. Scheduled for his first 5 round UFC fight, Bam Bam will face his toughest challenge under the bright lights to date. Coming off his recent Unanimous Decision victory over Andre Arlovski, Tuivasa will soon face another battle tested UFC veteran in an attempt to prove his Championship capabilities. Dos Santos will be expected to use his valuable octagon experience to his advantage, whilst displaying his excellent boxing and striking offence. With both fighters possessing strong chin’s and pure grit & toughness, this bout could turn out to be an absolute barn burner.
Shortly followed by the Heavyweight clash is one of the most anticipated fights of 2018. Set for December 9th in Toronto, Canada. The rescheduled bout between current UFC Featherweight Champion Max ‘Blessed’ Holloway, and number 1 contender, BJJ specialist Brian ‘T City’ Ortega will headline an epic night of fights. After his recent health scares, Holloway will be looking to bounce back with another successful title defence. After we last saw him defeat Jose Aldo a second time at UF 218. Although, Ortega is an extremely dangerous fighter with the ability to finish a fight at any moment. Boasting an Undefeated professional record, with a high level submission and ground game. After displaying his improved striking abilities against Frankie Edgar, T City will feel confident in his opportunity to dethrone one of the best Featherweights in UFC history. Many fans believe Max will return in style, becoming the first fighter to place a loss on Ortega’s impressive record. Whilst others firmly believe Brian Ortega is just too dangerous for the Hawaii’n Champion, with the ability to capitalise on any minor mistake, and sink in a deadly submission.
Two former opponents will face another once again, as ‘The MoTown Phenom’ Kevin Lee throws down with ‘Ragin’ Al Iaquianta on December 16th in Milwaukee. In their last meeting at UFC 169, which was in fact Kevin Lee’s UFC Debut. Al Iaquinta walked away victorious with a Unanimous Decision, after a tough back and forth fight. Lee will be looking to take vengeance on his previous loss to Al, as these two Lightweights get ready for our 5 Round Main Event.
For our final UFC card of 2018, fans await the return of former Light Heavyweight Champion Jonny ‘Bones’ Jones. Set to make his return to the bright lights of the UFC, after the recent case with USADA has concluded. Bones will face former UFC Light Heavyweight Challenger, and former opponent, Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson. After a controversial end to their first bout at UFC 165, which left many fans feeling like the Swede should have walked away victorious. In which Jon Jones himself spoke with high praise and respect for Gus after the fight, claiming he may have given him his toughest fight of his career. These two giants prepare to do battle once again, after their first encounter turned out to be one of the best fights in UFC history. In a match up of two fighters with similar attributes and weapons, this rematch has ‘War’ written all over it. Could Alexander Gustafsson become the first fighter to place a Loss on Jon Jones’ unblemished professional record?