UFC Main Events Rest of Year....

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  1. Chad W

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    UFC Sao Paulo: RDA/Leon Edwards
    - RDA was rumored for a fight with Usman in the early fall and Leon is on his way to LA (possibly for the presser). Timing works out

    UFC 229: Khabib/McGregor
    - Obviously this is the heavily rumored location for the fight. Other possibility is year end card

    UFC Moncton: Oezdemir/Smith (confirmed)

    UFC 230: DC/Gus II
    - I think this is the direction in what seems to be a top contender bout for LHW being announced for the week before

    UFC Denver: Edgar/Zombie (confirmed)

    UFC Buenos Aires: Ponzinibbio/Masvidal
    - Ponzi I think is a shoe-in as the main event in Argentina and Jorge's timeline seems to line up with the late fall. I could also see Leon Edwards facing off with Ponzi here as well

    UFC China: Anderson Silva/Uriah Hall
    - Makes up for Anderson pulling out of the Shanghai event last year and is a fight that's been scheduled previously but never happened

    Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale: Colby/Usman
    - Kamaru already confirmed on Ariel's show this Monday he was offered Colby for this date but possible Colby decides to wait it out for the Woodley/Till winner

    UFC Adelaide: Tuivasa/JDS
    - Tai has been pushing for the fight at this date and I think it's a safe bet you see him in his first main event at this location. Makes sense rankings wise

    UFC 231: Holloway/Ortega
    - This booking gives Holloway the necessary amount of time to recover and he returns to Canada in what has been familiar territory for Max fights

    UFC Milwaukee: Pettis/Kevin Lee
    - I think Pettis is also a shoe-in for the hometown event in Milwaukee. He arguably deserves a main event after his win over Chiesa and Kevin Lee is the odd man out of LW and could take the FOX main event

    UFC 232: Cyborg/Nunes
    - Obviously this date and fight has been posted all over social media by both parties

    I had the hardest time thinking of a main event for China since those main events often seem pretty random. UFC seems to want to make a big impact there so Spider would make sense. Also possibly fights like DJ/ TJ or Cody get squeezed in at the end of the year or a GSP return which would surprise me (likely would go down at MSG or in Toronto)
     
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  2. GSP_37

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    Is this fantasy? Kevin Lee deserves a better opponent than Pettis.
     
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    Is it now tradition to end the year with a women's main event
     
  5. Chad W

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    I don't really see who else Lee would fight if the sensible fights in McGregor/Khabib and Poirier/Ferguson go down at some point this year.

    The options realistically would be Eddie off a lost (provided he signs a new deal) or Pettis off a win. Gaethje/Vick winner? Lee would have a great matchup in Pettis and maybe being the main event of a FOX card makes it worth it. I know Lee has been calling for GSP but thats not happening
     
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    Good detective work on RDA/Edwards.



    Both confirmed to be there.
     
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    Jones vs Gustafsson 2 in New York
     
  8. HaulParris

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    Good stuff. Anderson-Hall is a few years too late, and could end up being a staring / circling contest, but is still intriguing. They could say f-/:: it and do it at LHW.
     
  9. Chad W

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    Yeah, if Jones gets one year retroactive that's the fight I would do for the vacant belt
     
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    They would literally hug more than actually hit each other.
     
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    Anderson Silva in China kinda make sense ...

    Why not
     
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    Lol- think it's a city in Canada or somewhere up there
     
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    pettis can sub lee and lee striking isnt as good as pettis.
     
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    Seeing Pettis get Mauled by Kevin Lee in front of his hometown would be incredibly sad lol
     
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    I doubt very much UFC 232 at end of the year only has 1 title fight, I believe Rose will fight again before the year is out, as will winner of Woodley v Till and winner of TJ v Cody and DJ if he wins. So plenty more title fights to be spread out for remainder of the year
     
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    Yea! I completely forgot about Hall-Howard hug session.
     
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    No way in hell Gus vs dc headlines msg. It’s going to be Conor and khabib 100% it’s very obvious that is the new marquee card of the year now. Diaz would not be on that card if Conor wasn’t headling. It’s very smart for business if khabib pulls out you lose 0 money and possibly sell even better Conor would have to lose a limb or get shot but if he pulls Dustin steps in finally they’re are making back up plans they had to for this one way to much money on the line
     
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    So who is fighting at 229 then?

    No one?
     
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    Oezdemir/Smith should be fun. Hopefully they give a solid Co-Main and that card shapes up decent and I may considering buying tickets.
     
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    If Conor v Khabib is at 230! Then 229 is in big trouble really the only title fight that could headline would be DC v Gus
     

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