UFC 203 goes tonight from Quicken loans arena in Cleveland Ohio. The main card boasts a few very intriguing match ups.
First up is the a female flyweight showdown between Jessica Andrade (14-5) and Joanne Calderwood (11-1). This should be a good fast paced battle between two of the top ladies in the flyweight division.
Next on the bill is a title contentions battle between 33-9 Uriah Faber and 19-1 Jimmie Rivera. Faber has seen a bit of decline in performance over the past couple years but seems poised and hungry. He is facing a very tough opponent in Rivera but with a win will likely find himself with another shot at the title.
Also on the card is highly anticipated debut of former WWE superstar CM Punk (0-0) vs Mickey Gall (2-0). The fandom is definitely there for Punk which puts this fight a little higher on the bill as it should be. This fight does have the potential to be electric with the world curious about what Punk can do against a relatively new but highly talented Mickey Gall. This is a great fight for both fighters. Punk gets put into a tough fight that if he wins he can take a big jump up the ranks and Gall gets a chance to show his stuff in what will be a highly watched bout. Punk (who has no fighting experience but the last year and a half of training) is a huge underdog in this fight and has something to prove which could make for fireworks…or it could be over before it starts but I’m hoping for the latter.
The last fight before the main event is Travis Browne (18-4-1) vs Fabricio Werdum (20-6-1). This is another title contender tilt with the winner very likely to get a shot at the Heavyweight championship.
Which leads us to the main event. A heavyweight title bout of Alister Overeem (41-14(1)) vs Champion Stipe Miocic (15-2). The champ goes into this fight as a slight favourite. You really never know what you’re going to see when Overeem steps into the octagon. He can be the most dominant fighter on the planet or an average (yet giant) citizen. He is going to have to be that dominant beast that we have come to see if he is going to have a chance to take the belt as Miocic has looked unstoppable of late and is coming into this match confident and ready to keep his gold.
Dana White has put together another very exciting card and UFC 203 tonight should be another beauty!!
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