BLOCKBUSTER CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLEHEADER HEADLINES UFC® INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK 2022

BLOCKBUSTER CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLEHEADER

HEADLINES UFC® INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK 2022

 

FEATURED BOUTS:

(C) ISRAEL ADESANYA vs. (#2) JARED CANNONIER

(C) ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI vs. (#1) MAX HOLLOWAY

UFC® 276: ADESANYA vs. CANNONIER

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 13

Las Vegas – UFC Worldwide Struggle Week returns to Las Vegas and will likely be capped by a stacked card headlined by a blockbuster championship double header. In the primary occasion, reigning middleweight champion Israel Adesanya defends his crown in opposition to No. 2 ranked contender Jared Cannonier. Within the co-main occasion, featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski has his sights set on efficiently defending his title as soon as once more in opposition to No. 1 ranked contender Max Holloway.

UFC® 276: ADESANYA vs. CANNONIER takes place Sat., July 2 at T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas with the primary card at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on ESPN+ PPV.  The prelims will likely be seen on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT with the night time’s motion beginning at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT with Early Prelims on ESPN+ (English and Spanish) and UFC Struggle Move.

UFC® 276: ADESANYA vs. CANNONIER tickets will go on sale Friday, Might 13 at 10 a.m. PT and can be found for buy at axs.com. Ticket gross sales are restricted to eight (8) per individual. UFC Struggle Membership® members could have the chance to buy tickets Wednesday, Might 11 at 10 a.m. PT through the web site www.ufcfightclub.com. A particular Web ticket pre-sale will likely be obtainable to UFC publication subscribers Thursday, Might 12 beginning at 10 a.m. PT. To entry this presale, customers should register for the UFC publication by means of UFC.com.

Arguably the preferred champion within the UFC immediately, Adesanya (22-1, combating out of Auckland, New Zealand) goes for his fifth consecutive title protection in opposition to one in all his most harmful opponents up to now. Undefeated at middleweight in his MMA profession, he has delivered spectacular victories over former champions Robert Whittaker (twice) and Anderson Silva, in addition to Marvin Vettori and Paulo Costa. Adesanya now plans to additional prolong his legacy as champion by taking out one other prime contender in trendy vogue.

Cannonier (15-5, combating out of Anchorage, Alaska) intends to benefit from his first UFC title shot with one other signature KO. A former heavyweight and lightweight heavyweight, Cannonier has confirmed that he can knock out anybody in any weight class, however it’s at middleweight the place he’s been at his most devastating, together with his victories over Derek Brunson, Jack Hermansson and David Department as proof. He now goals to dethrone Adesanya and add his title to the listing of middleweight champions.

Surging UFC featherweight king Volkanovski (24-1, combating out of Windang, New South Wales, Australia) has cemented himself as among the best pound-for-pound fighters on this planet. Undefeated in UFC in 11 fights, he’s at present driving the momentum of two sensational championship victories over Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung. Volkanovski now expects to go away little question in his trilogy with Holloway that he’s the true champion of the division.

Fan favourite Holloway (23-6, combating out of Waianae, Hawaii) is gunning to regain his title and additional his legacy as among the best featherweights in UFC historical past. The file holder for many featherweight wins, finishes and strikes landed, Holloway has entertained followers with wins over Yair Rodriguez, Calvin Kattar and Jose Aldo (twice). He now appears to make an announcement in his third combat with Volkanovski and safe one other spectacular stoppage.

Further bouts on the cardboard embody:

  • An intriguing middleweight battle with title implications sees No. 4 ranked contender Sean Strickland (25-3, combating out of Corona, Calif.) battle Alex Pereira (5-1, combating out of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • A compelling bantamweight bout sees No. 10 ranked contender Pedro Munhoz (19-7, 1 NC, combating out of Sao Paulo, Brazil) intention to silence No. 13 ranked Sean O’Malley (15-1, combating out of Glendale, Ariz.)
  • Ranked middleweights collide as elite striker No. 9 Uriah Corridor (18-10, combating out of Queens, N.Y.) locks horns with submission ace Andre Muniz (22-4, combating out of Minas Gerais, Brazil)
  • Jessica Rose-Clark (11-7, 1 NC, combating out of Innisfail, Australia) returns to motion in opposition to Julija Stoliarenko (9-7-1, combating out of Utena County, Lithuania)
  • No. 12 ranked middleweight contender Brad Tavares (19-7, combating out of Las Vegas, Nev.) plans to defend his spot within the High 15 in opposition to Dricus du Plessis (16-2, combating out of Gauteng, South Africa)
  • No. 2 ranked ladies’s flyweight Lauren Murphy (15-5, combating out of Houston, Texas) intends to steal the present in opposition to former bantamweight champion Miesha Tate (19-8, combating out of  Las Vegas, Nev.)
  • No. 12 ranked ladies’s flyweight contender Jessica Eye (15-10, 1 NC, combating out of Cleveland, Ohio) meets Maycee Barber (10-2, combating out of Sacramento, Calif.) in a pivotal bout
  • Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler (29-16, 1 NC, combating out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) and Bryan Barberena (17-8, combating out of Gastonia, N.C.) go head-to-head in an early Struggle of the Evening contender

For the most recent info on extra bouts for this occasion, please go to www.ufc.com. All bouts reside and topic to alter.

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