UFC in depth man Jon Anik, filling in as host for Friday morning’s true say something in Abu Dhabi, reported the news only preceding Frevola hitting the scale. Despite the fact that he said something effectively at 155.5lbs, Frevola will fill in as a reinforcement warrior in particular.
It an assertion delivered to their authority site, the advancement later affirmed that the middleweight session between Andrew Sanchez and Makhmud Muradov would climb to the primary card instead of Frevola versus Azaitar.
MATT FREVOLA VS OTTMAN AZAITAR LOWDOWN
There were questions marks about whether Matt Frevola (8-1-1) could hack it in the big deal subsequent to losing and drawing his initial two UFC battles. He showed up to the octagon unbeaten yet got treated in his initially round by Polo Reyes. He at that point battled to a draw with Lando Vanatta however he cleaned himself off and proceeded to win his next two, procuring consistent choices over Jalin Turner and Luis Pena.
The inquiry for Ottman Azaitar (13-0) right now is; how high would he be able to go? He showed up to the UFC with legitimized publicity completing everything except one of his 11 successes (8 knockouts and two entries) and figured out how to keep up that structure in the UFC. He attacked Teemu Packalen prior to leaving him a jerking meddle with his beast right hand and afterward snapped Khama Worthy’s seven-battle win streak with another knockout.
MATT FREVOLA VS OTTMAN AZAITAR PREDICTION
We are altogether very much aware of Azaitar’s punching power so Frevola must move toward this carefully and devise a technique dependent on his wrestling. He needs to climate the first round, close the distance and get him to the ground.
Frevola needs to attempt to wear him out and finish more grounded however he may not fight the temptation to exchange with Azaitar. He is a decent striker yet there is a lot of danger in trading with the Moroccan star who just requirements one clean association. Frevola can granulate out a choice yet more than three rounds, he may leave such a large number of chances for Azaitar to locate the eleventh knockout of his vocation.
With the change, the arrangement for UFC 257 currently incorporates:
Ideally, Joanne Calderwood would have just battled for the UFC flyweight title in 2020, however a choice to take a late-notice battle against Jennifer Maia exploded backward in the most noticeably terrible manner conceivable.
The previous Ultimate Fighter competitor endured a first-round accommodation misfortune to Maia, who at that point proceeded onward to a title shot against ruling flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko this previous November. Maia missed the mark in her offer to become champion yet the sting felt by Calderwood didn’t disappear after she rolled the dice by taking a battle prior to being conceded a title shot and seeing the bet neglect to pay off.
“It wasn’t intended to be,” Calderwood said when addressing MMA Fighting. “As far as I might be concerned, me and my group settled on that decision, how about we take this battle. It was spur of the moment announcement. In this game you need to face challenges and in some cases it doesn’t go the manner in which you need it. As far as we might be concerned, we simply consider it to be it wasn’t intended to be and we need to work significantly harder currently to return to the spot that we were.”
In a ladies’ flyweight session on Saturday’s primary card, Jessica Eye and Joanne Calderwood meet at UFC 257 at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The early prelims and prelims kick off at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+, trailed by the principle card on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET.
Eye (15-8) will be battling unexpectedly since a consistent choice mishap against Cynthia Calvillo in the headliner on June 13, 2020, at the UFC’s APEX Facility in Las Vegas.
Two of her previous three sessions have finished in misfortunes, yet a headliner misfortune to Calvillo and second-round KO/TKO mishap to Valentina Shevchenko in a title session at UFC 238 are definitely not humiliating. Eye is as yet one of the top contenders in this division. Nine of her previous 10 battles have wound up taking care of business.
JESSICA EYE VS JOANNE CALDERWOOD LOWDOWN
After Jessica Eye’s (15-8(1)) first title shot and death by Valentina Shevchenko back at UFC 238, she has gone 1-1 yet her hardest fight has been the scales. She skiped back with an eminent consistent choice over the flooding Viviane Araujo however missed load by six pounds. She returned a half year later in June to invite Cynthia Calvillo to the division however missed weight once more. To exacerbate the situation, she lost the battle through consistent choice.
Joanne Calderwood (14-5) has additionally been conflicting and has made a propensity for falling just shot of the top level. She lost to Jessica Andrade and Calvillo yet got passed Kalindra Faria and Ariane Lipski insightful straightforwardness yet then tumbled to Katlyn Chookagian in a choice. Calderwood at that point squeaked past Andrea Lee in a split choice however is falling off accommodation misfortune to Jennifer Maia who proceeded to battle for the title.
JESSICA EYE VS JOANNE CALDERWOOD PREDICTION
This will be an exceptionally serious striking challenge between Eye’s boxing and Calderwood’s Muay Thai. They are a similar stature with practically a similar reach, however Eye will have the weight and force advantage on the evening.
A knockout is far-fetched notwithstanding three rounds of exchanging. Eye’s last knockout was back in 2014 (Leslie Smith) and Calderwood’s was in 2016 (Valerie Letourneau) so we can expect an attritional fight where whoever can convey the main strikes and harm will influence the adjudicators.
Eye’s boxing strategy and force could dispense more harm yet Calderwood’s changed armory with leg kicks, elbows and knees in the secure can glance more great in the adjudicator’s eyes. This is near call and got part choice composed on top of it. It will rely upon who has had the better arrangements and who is more certain on the evening.
The principle card opener for UFC 257 on Fight Island observes a ladies’ strawweight conflict between Marina Rodriguez and Amanda Ribas. The flooding Brazilian stars are both positioned inside the main 10 and have a lot to acquire from an assertion execution. Also, there’s a lot of publicity encompassing the card as Conor McGregor is put on the featuring marquee.
The 115-pound ladies’ division is a cesspool of ability that stretches well past the main 10 divisional soldiers. A fresher boss in Zhang Weili has started energy among the competitors, and it’s a rush to the top. Albeit the impending competitors are to be veterans like Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza, there’s a lot of degree for fresher ability.
UFC ladies’ strawweight: Marina Rodriguez versus Amanda Ribas
Marina Rodriguez battled once in 2020 and came out on some unacceptable side of a split choice misfortune to Carla Esparza. The thrashing snapped her run as an unbeaten contender and she perpetually ignored for dispute. Also, she fell off an attract her subsequent last battle and hasn’t been in the success section since August 2019.
MARINA RODRIGUEZ VS AMANDA RIBAS LOWDOWN
Marina Rodriguez (12-1-2) is falling off the primary loss of her vocation enduring a destiny many top strawweights have endured, getting outwrestled via Carla Esparza. This fell off a draw with Cynthia Calvillo which was an extraordinary presentation however implies she has not won since August 2019. Not a reasonable impression of her ability particularly thinking of her as last successes were consistent choices over Jessica Aguilar and Tecia Torres who has looked extraordinary as of late.
Amanda Ribas (10-1) has immediately gotten perhaps the most energizing warriors and forces to be reckoned with in the division. Mostly after her flawless exhibition against Mackenzie Dern in her second UFC appearance back in October 2019. She was the dark horse against the enriched Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion yet put on a center. She overwhelmed the battle by out wrestling her and keeping her stuck to the tangle and followed up that exhibition with a consistent choice over Randa Markos and a heartless accommodation over Paige VanZant up at flyweight.
MARINA RODRIGUEZ VS AMANDA RIBAS PREDICTION
They are both gifted and talented warriors who are balanced with Rodriguez coming from a Muay Thai foundation and Ribas a Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo foundation.
Excitingly, we should see every last bit of it in this session. Rodriguez is a long rangy striker and will have a three-inch stature advantage however curiously, she will be surrendering a slight arrive at favorable position to Ribas.
Ribas has an unmistakable catching favorable position and Rodriguez has powerless takedown guard. When Ribas brings her down, she has the method to keep her there. Be that as it may, she will likewise have the certainty to take Rodriguez on unexpectedly.
Ribas is a strong striker, and she has the procedure to counter. Rodriguez will in general toss circling snares where Ribas’ straight punches down the line can get Rodriguez particularly with her span.
The stand-up fight will be a serious high-class challenge yet Ribas’ two dimensional assault ought to acquire her a hard-battled choice displaying her wide bed of expertise.
ABU DHABI – Arman Tsarukyan addressed the media in front of UFC 257.
Tsarukyan (15-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) examined his lightweight session against Nasrat Haqparast (12-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC), his battle to acclimate to the abroad time region, his conviction that he’s the predominant contender in all territories, his assumptions for an “simple” and “prevailing” win, in addition to considerably more.
UFC 257 happens Saturday at Etihad Arena on Yas Island. The fundamental card airs on compensation per-see following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.
Watch the total video of Tsarukyan’s media day appearance above.
NASRAT HAQPARAST VS ARMAN TSARUKYAN LOWDOWN
Nasrat Haqparast (12-3) participates in the clash of the lightweight possibilities. Albeit that status has been compromised when he ran in to Drew Dober’s left hand which started the principal knockout loss of Haqparast’s profession. It came after three great successes after his presentation misfortune to Marcin Held however he got back in the success section in August where he earnt a consistent choice over Alexander Munoz.
Arman Tsarukyan (15-2) is the dull pony in the division. Relatively few numerous individuals are discussing him yet has demonstrated abilities and is just 24 years of age. He reported himself on the large stage with a misfortune that actually accumulated regard. He ventured up on late notification to take on perhaps the best grappler in the division, Islam Makhachev and in spite of the fact that he lost a consistent choice, he totally stood his ground in the savage catching trades. He has proceeded to show that family in his next two battles procuring a consistent choice over Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Davi Ramos.
NASRAT HAQPARAST VS ARMAN TSARUKYAN PREDICTION
One possibility’s advancement should slow down here yet they are both youthful and have their entire profession in front of them.
Tsarukyan is turning into a consistent contender however his wrestling is a level over the German and he can toss him around for three rounds. All things considered, Haqparast’s knockout force is certain and he just necessities to interface clean once to end the battle.
However long Tsarukyan can maintain a strategic distance from the hands on Haqparast, the battle will be his. He has the ability to stand and exchange with him yet in addition has the wrestling in his storage to direct where the battle goes.
UFC 257: Antonio Carlos Junior vs Brad Tavares chances, picks and expectation
In a middleweight session on Saturday’s fundamental card, Brad Tavares and Antonio Carlos Junior meet at UFC 257 at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The early prelims and prelims kick off at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+, trailed by the fundamental card on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET.
Carlos Junior (11-4) enters the octagon hoping to utilize a five-inch arrive at favorable position to keep Tavares (17-7) at a careful distance. That is significant, as well, as Tavares has a 3.00 to 1.91 critical strikes landed every moment advantage. ACJ will be hoping to get this battle to the tangle as fast as could reasonably be expected, as he claims a stunning 3.70 to 1.03 takedown normal, and 44.00 to 27.12 takedown-exactness rate.
The Brazilian warrior Carlos Junior hasn’t had the option to get to the material recently, losing a couple of choice to Ian Heinisch and Uriah Hall, snapping a five-session win streak (four by accommodation). In 15 profession ace battles, Carlos Junior has won multiple times without any misfortunes by means of accommodation, so “Cara de Sapato” likes to be on the tangle or potentially facing the fence hoping to break his adversaries. On the off chance that he can’t get to the material, he is customary.
Tavares is hoping to skip back subsequent to getting dropped in Round 1 by Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC 244 Nov. 2, 2019. He endured a torn foremost cruciate tendon after that battle and missed the whole 2020 season while rehabbing the injury. It will be intriguing to see where his cardio is after a particularly long cutback, and on the off chance that he can withstand a tumble with the boa-like Carlos Junior if the Brazilian ought to get him down ahead of schedule.
BRAD TAVARES VS ANTONIO CARLOS JUNIOR LOWDOWN
Brad Tavares (17-6) flies to Fight Island in quest for his first success since April 2018. At that point, he put on an incredible show, taking out Krzysztof Jotko in the third round. Be that as it may, he was then remunerated with battles against Israel Adesanya losing a consistent choice (2018) and afterward he got decimated by an Edmen Shahbazyan head kick (2019).
He was initially booked to battle Antonio Carlos Junior (10-4(1)) in March a year ago yet needed to pull out with an ACL injury. Carlos Junior has stood by calmly in the wake of getting harmed himself and who’s last success was additionally in April 2018. He is likewise falling off two misfortunes which were the two choices in 2019, right off the bat to Ian Heinisch and afterward Uriah Hall.
BRAD TAVARES VS ANTONIO CARLOS JUNIOR PREDICTION
Carlos Junior is outstanding amongst other jiu-jitsu specialists in the UFC, yet we have not seen that ability for some time. He battled to control Heinisch and Hall and worryingly, Tavares additionally has great takedown guard and has never been submitted in his expert vocation.
In the event that Carlos Junior can bring Tavares down effectively or early, an accommodation will be there for him however just in the event that he has sufficient opportunity to work. Tavares has the experience to forestall the Brazilian directing where the battle goes. He may get brought down, yet he won’t allow Carlos Junior to control him and can acquire the choice by winning the hold up.
Julianna Peña vs. Sara McMann Live Stream, On UFC 257
In a ladies’ bantamweight session on Saturday’s starter card, Julianna Pena and Sara McMann meet at UFC 257 at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The early prelims and prelims kick off at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+, trailed by the principle card on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET.
Pena (10-4) is hoping to bounce back after a misfortune to Germaine de Randamie keep going break on Oct. 3, 2020. That misfortune was through accommodation in Round 3, and she has lost two of the previous three sessions in general.
Since showing up at the UFC level, she has won four of six battles by and large, and been highlighted in the headliner once on Jan. 28, 2017. Five of her previous eight battles have completed inside the distance, as well. She enters with 2.80 critical strikes landed every moment, with a 47.36 huge strikes exactness rate. She likewise holds a three-inch arrive at advantage over her partner.
McMann (12-5) was on a two-session slide before a consistent choice triumph over Lina Lansberg on Jan. 25, 2020. Like Pena, McMann’s past two misfortunes each came by means of accommodation, so neither of the warriors will probably be too quick to even consider going to the material.
Notwithstanding, McMann is a grappler, and four of her previous five battles have finished by means of accommodation (2-2). Seven of her past 11 sessions have wound up completing inside the distance.
UFC 257: Andrew Sanchez vs Makhmud Muradov chances, picks and expectation
ANDREW SANCHEZ VS MAKMUD MURADOV LOWDOWN
Andrew Sanchez (12-5) is falling off his most amazing success to date. He met Wellington Turman back in August and indicated the force of the mullet starting him in the first round asserting his first ‘execution of the evening’ reward. That made it 5-3 in the UFC for Sanchez and he needs a since quite a while ago hurry to establish any connection in the middleweight division.
The ideal chance for an impression is a success over Makmud Muradov (24-6) who is on a 13-battle win streak and promoted as future strong competitor. He has just had two UFC battles however his introduction was a consistent choice over Alessio Di Chirico and afterward followed it up with a savage knockout over Trevor Smith. In any case, that last appearance was in December 2019 and thinking about that was his 6th battle that year, he isn’t accustomed to being inctive.
ANDREW SANCHEZ VS MAKMUD MURADOV PREDICTION
This is a stage up in rivalry for Muradov, yet we anticipate a similar outcome. Sanchez is a grappler by profession and that must be his arrangement ‘A’ and just arrangement as Muradov is a flat out weapon on the feet.
Taking into account how great Sanchez looked against Turman, he may have the certainty to remain with the Uzbekistan local and in the event that he does, it won’t end well. On the off chance that Sanchez searches for the early takedowns, he can win each adjust however the more he stands the almost certain a knockout is as Muradov has the strategy to coordinate his crude force.
In a middleweight session on Saturday’s principle card, Andrew Sanchez and Makhmud Muradov meet at UFC 257 at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The early prelims and prelims kick off at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+, trailed by the principle card on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET.
Sanchez (13-5) and Muradov (24-6) were a late option to the principle card, and this session adds to the compensation per-see. It ought to be a decent one. Initially Sanchez was to confront Andre Muniz, yet he is out because of injury. So Muradov steps in without prior warning.
Sanchez is falling off a Round 1 KO/TKO win against Wellington Turman keep going break on Aug. 8, 2020, at the UFC’s APEX Facility in Las Vegas. Preceding that every one of his previous three trips went all the way, with two triumphs and a misfortune to Marvin Vettori. “El Dirte” is only 3-3 over his previous six master sessions, with two KO/TKO misfortunes and the UD difficulty to Vettori.
Muradov, who is a protege of fighter Floyd Mayweather, heads in a single inch taller with a slight 1.5-inch arrive at advantage. He likewise has a 4.97 to 4.57 huge strikes landed every moment advantage, despite the fact that Sanchez is somewhat more exact at 44.03 to 41.19 percent.
The Uzbekistani warrior has just showed up in two battles under the UFC flag, winning by consistent choice over Alessio Di Chircio on Sept. 28, 2019, and KO/TKO over Trevor Smith in his most respectable battle Dec. 7, 2019, at UFC on ESPN 7.
Muradov has had some unfortunate turn of events recently. His long nonattendance from the octagon isn’t because of his own wounds, yet four dropped battles because of wounds to other people.
It’s UFC 257 battle week and Conor McGregor is back! Subsequent to battling once a year ago – predominantly because of COVID-19 – McGregor will enter the Octagon at UFC 257, against tip top lightweight competitor Dustin Poirier.
With current UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov everything except authoritatively resigned, this challenge is seen by numerous individuals as a title eliminator. Probably the champ will battle for the belt later down the track in 2021, possibly against Charles Oliveira or the victor of Dan Hooker versus Michael Chandler.
Additionally approaching in the wings is Nurmagomedov who, as per Dana White, will watch UFC 257. In the event that somebody accomplishes something staggering, reports state, he may return for one more protection of his UFC lightweight title.
The battle happens on the UFC’s Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
This isn’t the first run through this battle has occurred. McGregor vanquished Poirier serenely the last time they battled about six years prior at UFC 178, yet Poirier has improved significantly from that point forward. He crushed Max Holloway for the UFC between time lightweight title, and set up a nice appearing against Nurmagomedov, the current lightweight ruler. The undefeated Nurmagomedov likewise crushed McGregor in 2018.
Regardless of Poirier’s upgrades, most oddsmakers have McGregor as an unmistakable top pick in this session. His decimation of Donald Cerrone in 2020, joined with the style matchup, has the vast majority considering this to be a positive battle for McGregor. Poirier is basically a fighter and McGregor is as yet the most keen striker at 155 pounds.
McGregor additionally gives off an impression of being fit as a fiddle and, by most reports, is as roused as he’s been since his incredible originally run at featherweight. We could be in for something unique with this presentation. McGregor has anticipated he’ll win this battle inside 60 seconds.
Actually, I’m a major enthusiast of the UFC’s Inside the Octagon arrangement, which splits down the coordinate. The McGregor versus Poirier one is now on the web.
However, outside of the blockbuster headliner, UFC 257 runs profound. Michael Chandler is making his UFC debut against battle of the night machine Dan Hooker in a convincing co-headliner and the undercard is spotted with names like Joanne Calderwood. There’s a ton of extraordinary matchups in there.
Question and answer session
Conor McGregor is notable for his freakish exhibitions during UFC question and answer sessions, and now we realize that gathering will happen this coming Thursday. You won’t have any desire to miss this.
The public interview will include Conor McGregor close by his adversary Dustin Poirier. Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler from the co-headliner will likewise highlight. Dana White will likewise be at the occasion.
Here’s the specific planning…
The public interview happens at
Early afternoon EST on Thursday, January 21.
9am PST on Thursday, January 21.
5pm on Thursday, January 21.
4am on Friday, January 22.
You’ll have the option to watch it live on the UFC’s true YouTube channel. The UFC is likewise making it accessible on its online media channels and on its landing page. We’ve implanted the YouTube livestream here, so don’t hesitate to stay nearby and watch on this post!
Step by step instructions to watch UFC 257
This year the UFC went into another organization with ESPN. That is extraordinary information for the UFC and the development of the game of MMA, however awful news for buyer decision. Particularly in case you’re one of the UFC fans who need to watch UFC live in the US.
It’s important, nonetheless, that the UFC has expanded the cost of PPVs beginning with UFC 257.
In the US, in the event that you need to realize how to watch UFC 257, you’ll just discover the battle night on PPV through ESPN Plus. The cost structure is somewhat befuddling, however here are the alternatives to watch UFC on ESPN, as per ESPN’s site:
Existing yearly ESPN Plus supporters can arrange the forthcoming UFC battle for $70.
Existing month to month ESPN Plus supporters will have the option to one or the other move up to a yearly arrangement and purchase UFC PPV for $85 or buy the capacity to watch the UFC occasion on PPV for $70 without anyone else.
New ESPN Plus supporters can purchase a heap of one UFC PPV occasion (spilling in HD) and an ESPN Plus yearly repeating membership for $90. This is a nice arrangement. The past group gave a saving of 25% yet this new pack is a 35% saving. The ESPN Plus yearly ESPN membership will auto-reestablish following one year, at the cost of an ESPN Plus yearly membership at the hour of auto-recharging.
You can do the entirety of the above at the connection underneath.
MMA fans in the UK can watch UFC 257 only through BT Sport. There are more choices in the event that you live in Australia. You can watch UFC 257 through Main Event on Foxtel. You can likewise watch on the UFC site or utilizing its application. You can even request utilizing your PlayStation or utilizing the UFC application on your Xbox.
The card isn’t finished, yet dependent on past UFC times, this is the thing that we anticipate…
The fundamental card begins Jan. 23, 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT).
The prelims start Jan. 23, 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT).
The early prelims start Jan. 23, 6.30 p.m. ET (3.30 p.m. PT).
UFC 257 | Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor, Press conference, start Date, time
The fundamental card begins Jan. 24, 3 a.m. GMT.
The prelims start Jan. 24, 1 a.m. GMT.
The early prelims start Jan 23, 11.30 p.m. GMT.
The primary card begins Jan. 24, 2 p.m. AEDT.
The prelims start Jan. 24, 12 p.m. AEDT.
The early prelims start Jan. 24, 10.30 a.m. AEDT.
This one is a long way from settled now. We’ll refresh when more battles are declared.
Initially reserved for a UFC Fight Night occasion on Jan. 16, Pena (9-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) versus McMann (12-5 MMA, 6-5 UFC) will currently occur Jan. 23 at UFC 257. The area of the battle will remain the equivalent, as the two cards are planned to occur on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
Two individuals with information on the matchup as of late educated MMA Junkie regarding the date move yet requested to stay mysterious as the advancement still can’t seem to make an authority declaration. No explanation has been unveiled for the difference in date.
In October, Pena, 31, got back from a 15-month cutback. With under two minutes left in Round 3, she was put together by previous UFC ladies’ featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie. The misfortune was Pena’s second in three battles.
McMann, 40, additionally went 1-2 in her latest three battles. Be that as it may, she is falling off of a triumph. At UFC Fight Night 166 in January, McMann crushed Lina Lansberg by consistent choice. McMann should battle Aspen Ladd at UFC on ESPN 12 in June, however Ladd pulled out after she tore her ACL and MCL.
With the expansion, the most recent UFC 257 setup incorporates: