UFC is shaking up the stagnant lightweight rankings. We planned a matchup between ‘New Blood’, who is rising to the top with Teojudaegam
who has maintained the top ranking for a long time.
CEO Dana White announced two big lightweight matches on the 8th (Korean time).
It was decided to place 1st place Charles Oliveira (34, Brazil), 4th place Arman Sarukian (27, Armenia)
3rd place Dustin Poirier (34, USA) and 12th place Benoit Saint-Denis (28, France). .
Oliveira and Sarukian will face off at the monumental event UFC 300, which will be held on April 14 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA.
This match is the deciding match for the next title challenger. The winner earns the right to fight champion Islam Makhachev. 토토사이트
Oliveira is a former champion, with a record of 34 wins, 9 losses, and 1 disqualification in 44 fights. He is sharpening his sword to regain the summit lost to Makhachev.
He defeated Benil Dariusz in June of last year and was scheduled to challenge Makhachev in October
but was unable to compete due to a deep tear in his eyelid during training.
Sarukian is a young powerhouse who is considered a future champion. His record is 21 wins and 3 losses. The recent three consecutive wins are on the rise.
He has an excellent ability to put pressure on his opponents based on his powerful wrestling skills. In December last year
he defeated Dariusz by punch KO in 1 minute and 4 seconds in the first round, proving his powerful punching power.
Prior to this, Poirier and Saint-Denis will meet at UFC 299, which will be held on March 10 at the Casella Center in Miami, USA. It was agreed that the match would be played over 5 rounds.
For Poirier, it is a match of the nature of a comeback to defend his ranking, and for Saint-Denis, it is a golden opportunity to meet the strongest opponent of his life.
Poirier, who has a record of 29 wins, 8 losses, and 1 draw in 38 fights, was taking a breather and looking for a chance to make a comeback after being knocked out by Justin Gaethje with a high kick at UFC 291 last July.
The possibility of moving up to welterweight was also raised, but he decided to continue his lightweight career.
Saint-Denis is a tough fighter who was a former special forces soldier.
He has a record of 13 wins, 1 loss, and 1 loss in 15 fights.
He debuted in the UFC as a welterweight in October 2021, losing by decision to Elize Uzaleski dos Santos
then moved down to lightweight and is on a five-fight winning streak. He won all five games by finishing.
UFC lightweight is the most competitive weight class. After Khabib Nurmagomedov retired
Charles Oliveira took the throne, and in October 2022, Khabib’s successor Islam Makhachev won the championship belt.
Makhachev is at the top, and behind him is a mix of veterans and young beasts. △1st place Charles Oliveira △2nd place Justin Gaethje △3rd place Dustin Poirier △5th place Michael Chandler etc.
Experienced strong players occupy the top rankings, △4th place Arman Sarukian △6th place Matheus Garot △8th place New faces such as Rafael Fiziev, 10th place Jaylin Turner, and 12th place Benoit and Saint-Denis are looking for opportunities.
The main event of UFC 299 is a bantamweight title fight between champion Sean O’Malley and challenger Marlon Vera.
A welterweight bout between Gilbert Burns and Jack Della Madalena, a welterweight bout between Kevin Holland and Michael Page, and a heavyweight bout between Curtis Blaydes and Zylton Almeida are scheduled.
UFC 300’s main event has not yet been announced. A light heavyweight bout between Erie Prohaska and Alexander Rakic
a featherweight bout between Calvin Cater and Aljamain Sterling, and a middleweight bout between Bo Nickal and Cody Brundage were announced.