Combat sports have seen several upsets of late, with Andy Ruiz Jr’s surprise victory over Anthony Joshua in boxing a prime example. Well, this weekend it was the turn of the UFC, as UFC 241 saw Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic come together to battle it out for the UFC heavyweight title.
The UFC returned at the weekend, with UFC Fight Night 156 taking place, and as you would expect, there were some fantastic matchups. The event, which took place in the Antel Arena in Montevideo, Uruguay, was headlined by Valentina Shevchenko and Liz Carmouche, with the Flyweight strap on the line.
Dillian Whyte came through arguably his toughest test just over a week ago when he beat Oscar Rivas by unanimous decision at the O2 to secure the mandatory position with the WBC.
Last Saturday proved to be an excellent night for heavyweight boxing, with Frank Warren’s BT Sports show going down a storm with fans.
On Saturday night Tyson Fury took on the German Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas. The Gypsy King was fighting his first fight in Las Vegas after signing a deal with ESPN following his fight with Deontay Wilder.
MMA and other combat sports are some of the most difficult to forever cement your name in their halls of fame. People quickly remember a single defeat or a knockout more often than a string of powerful and undefeated showdowns.
Anthony Joshua is one of the shining lights in British Boxing. The 29-year-old heavyweight professional has had a glowing career to date, winning three out of four major titles in his division. So, the stage was set for another knockout in his debut across the Atlantic – surely?
Alexander Gustafsson will be making his return to the Octagon and he will be hoping for a change in fortune. The two-time light heavyweight title contender will face Anthony Smith in the UFC main event on Saturday.
Dillian Whyte is unlike many boxers in the heavyweight division in the sense that he’s willing to fight anyone and everyone.
All eyes were on Wembley Stadium once again on Saturday night as Anthony Joshua took to the ring to defend his IBF, WBO and WBA belts against Russia’s Alexander Povetkin.