The UFC will put a cap on 2021 with three events scheduled through December.
It has been an interesting year for MMA’s biggest promotion. Things started off in January with the return of Conor McGregor.
Since, we have witnessed some incredible moments. Here is a look ahead to what we have before saying so long to 2021 and ushering in 2022.
UFC on ESPN
What will the end of Jose Aldo’s career look like? We will know a little better after he headlines UFC on ESPN 31 against Rob Font.
The former UFC champion has won two straight since a three-fight losing skid. Aldo has looked his old self in wins over Pedro Munhoz and Marlon Vera.
Font, though, has been red-hot. He has won four in a row, highlighted by a decision over Cody Garbrandt.
The card alsof features Brad Riddell vs. Rafael Fiziev, Jimmy Crute vs. Jamahal Hill, Matt Brown vs. Bryan Barberena and several others.
The stakes will be raised at UFC 269 on December 11 when Charles Oliveira defends his lightweight title against Dustin Poirier. Amanda Nunes will also be on the card, facing Julianna Pena for her bantamweight belt.
Oliveira and Poirier has the chance to steal “Fight of the Year.” The two are incredible athletes who are always putting it on the line.
Nunes is must-see-TV because we are witnessing greatness each time she competes.
Cody Garbrandt, Dominick Cruz and Sean O’Malley are also scattered throughout the card.
UFC Fight Night
And the final event of the year will be headlined by heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Chris Daukaus.
Lewis is looking to get back on track after a loss to Ciryl Gane for the interim title in August. He had won four in a row prior to the setback.
For Daukaus, this is his biggest fight to date. He is unbeaten in his last five, including four inside the Octagon.