(As much as this point Aug. 1, 2023, for addition of present fight.)
The UFC heads to “Song Metropolis” on Saturday with UFC on ESPN 50 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., with 135-pound standouts atop the cardboard.
Here’s how one can be taught about UFC on ESPN 50 with bantamweights in the first tournament.
Broadcast and streaming details
UFC on ESPN 50 has a most indispensable card that begins at 9 p.m. ET and airs on ESPN, as smartly as ESPN+. The prelims air on ESPN and circulation on ESPN+ starting at 6 p.m. ET.
Well-known tournament: Cory Sandhagen
After an intervening time bantamweight title loss to Petr Yan in 2021, Cory Sandhagen (16-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC) has bounced motivate with a TKO of Track Yadong in 2022 and a split resolution over Marlon Vera in March. The 31-Three hundred and sixty five days-used takes on gradual replacement Rob Font, who stepped in for Umar Nurmagomedov. This capacity that of Font took the assignment so gradual, the fight might per chance be at a 140-pound contract weight. A accumulate for Sandhagen would give him his first inch of three or extra fights since 2019.
Well-known tournament: Rob Font
After a modest four-fight winning inch in opposition to some excessive names – present Bellator flyweight champion Sergio Pettis, aged LFA champ Ricky Simon, ex-WSOF titleholder Marlon Moraes and aged UFCC champ Cody Garbrandt – Font (20-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC) dropped motivate-to-motivate fights to Jose Aldo and Marlon Vera. But in April, the 36-Three hundred and sixty five days-used returned after almost a Three hundred and sixty five days off and took out Adrian Yanez for a major-round TKO and put up-fight bonus. The quick-glance headliner might per chance be Font’s fourth most indispensable tournament in five fights.
Co-most indispensable tournament: Jessica Andrade
Jessica Andrade (24-11 MMA, 15-9 UFC) apt handed the 10-Three hundred and sixty five days anniversary of her first fight in the UFC, which used to be a TKO loss to present Bellator girls’s featherweight champ Liz Carmouche. Andrade first chcallenged for the girls’s strawweight title in 2017, then beat Rose Namajunas to build up it in 2019. She misplaced the title in her first tried protection in opposition to Zhang Weili and not at as soon as gave flyweight a shot, too. She returned to 115 pounds in May perchance, however used to be knocked out by Yan Xiaonan for a two-fight skid that she’ll strive to snap in opposition to Tatiana Suarez in the co-characteristic. Andrade stepped in for Virna Jandiroba in June.
Co-most indispensable tournament: Tatiana Suarez
Tatiana Suarez (9-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) used to be affirm to face Virna Jandiroba, however now has arguably the finest test of her profession when she takes on aged strawweight champion Jessica Andrade. In February, Suarez returned from a layoff of virtually four years and submitted Montana de la Rosa for a $50,000 bonus. A accumulate over Andrade doubtless would include her in the title conversation at 115 pounds, the division she’s returning to Saturday after beating de la Rosa at flyweight.
UFC debut: Dennis Buzukja
Dennis Buzukja (11-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) took his featherweight fight in opposition to Sean Woodson (9-1-1 MMA, 3-1-1 UFC) on apt five days’ glance when one other quick-glance opponent for Woodson, Mairon Santos, couldn’t produce the slump with visa disorders.Buzukja misplaced a 2020 shot at the UFC by Dana White’s Contender Assortment, however won his 2nd are attempting in 2022. Now he’s being called on to effect Woodson’s fight. He has seven straight wins – all on the heels of that first DWCS loss.
UFC debut: Asu Almabaev
Asu Almabaev (17-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) brings a 13-fight winning inch to his UFC debut at flyweight in opposition to Ode Osbourne (12-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC) to originate up the prelims. The 29-Three hundred and sixty five days-used Kazakhstan native most fair not too long previously has fought for Daring CF, the place his victories integrated one over aged Bellator bantamweight champion Zackc Makovsky. Almabaev has 11 of his 17 wins by stoppage, along with eight submissions.
ESPN most indispensable card having a bet odds
MAIN CARD (ESPN/ESPN+, 9 p.m. ET)
- Cory Sandhagen (-300) vs. Rob Font (+240)
- Jessica Andrade (+300) vs. Tatiana Suarez (-400)
- Dustin Jacoby (+125) vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu (-150)
- Diego Lopes (-130) vs. Gavin Tucker (+110)
- Tanner Boser (-170) vs. Aleksa Camur (+145)
- Ignacio Bahamondes (-210) vs. Ludovit Klein (+175)
ESPN/ESPN+ preliminary card having a bet odds
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN/ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)
- Raoni Barcelos (+160) vs. Kyler Phillips (-190)
- Carlston Harris (+130) vs. Jeremiah Wells (-155)
- Damon Jackson (+150) vs. Billy Quarantillo (-175)
- Cody Durden (+145) vs. Jake Hadley (-170)
- Dennis Buzukja (N/A) vs. Sean Woodson (N/A)
- Asu Almabaev (-150) vs. Ode Osbourne (+125)
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