UFC Battle Night time 212 combat card and begin occasions: Grasso vs. Araujo

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Las Vegas – UFC returns to UFC APEX with an intriguing girls’s flyweight contenders’ bout that may see No. 5 ranked Alexa Grasso and No. 6 Viviane Araujo seeking to make an announcement of their first UFC primary occasion. Additionally on the cardboard, all-action bantamweights meet as Cub Swanson faces Jonathan Martinez.

This occasion will happen Saturday, October 15 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The whole card shall be out there on ESPN+ in English and Spanish, with the primary card beginning at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT and the prelims at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT.

Extremely touted contender Grasso (14-3, combating out of Guadalajara, Mexico) intends to rise to the event and ship her most emphatic efficiency but. Grasso is presently on the longest win streak of her UFC profession, incomes victories over Joanne Wooden, Maycee Barber, and Ji Yeon Kim. She now plans to develop into the primary particular person to complete Araujo within the UFC and cement herself as a title menace.

Araujo (11-3, combating out of Brasilia, Brazil) seems to crack into the flyweight High 5 for the primary time in her profession. A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt with harmful fingers, she has secured notable wins over Andrea Lee, Roxanne Modafferi, and Alexis Davis. Araujo now goals to benefit from her first UFC primary occasion alternative with one other dominant exhibiting.

Fan favourite Swanson (28-12) combating out of Palm Springs, Calif., who was just lately inducted into the UFC Corridor of Fame’s Battle Wing for his epic win over Dooho Choi, strives to make a profitable bantamweight debut in his first 2022 look. Presently tied for probably the most complete combat evening bonuses in UFC featherweight historical past with 9, Swanson has delighted followers with victories over Darren Elkins, Kron Gracie, and Artem Lobov. He now hopes to conquer one other rising prospect and show he can nonetheless compete with one of the best on the planet. 

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Martinez (16-4) combating out of Plainview, Texas seeks to increase the longest win streak of his UFC profession and make a run on the bantamweight rankings. At 28 years previous, he’s in his athletic prime and has discovered his groove with latest wins over Vince Morales, Alejandro Perez, and Zviad Lazishvili. Martinez now intends so as to add Swanson’s legendary title to his resume with a signature end.

No. 4 ranked UFC flyweight contender Askar Askarov (14-1-1) combating out of Dagestan, Russia seems to defend his spot within the rankings towards No. 5 Brandon Royval (14-6) combating out of Lakewood, Colo. Thrilling middleweights Jordan Wright (12-3 1NC) combating out of Lake Sherwood, Calif. and Dusko Todorovic (11-3) combating out of Belgrade, Serbia lock horns.

No. 13 ranked welterweight Neil Magny (26-10) combating out of Denver, Colo. goals to defend his spot within the rankings towards No. 14 Daniel Rodriguez (17-2) combating out of San Gabriel, Calif. Gentle heavyweight finishers face off as Misha Cirkunov (15-8) combating out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada faces Alonzo Menifield (12-3) combating out of Dallas, Texas.

Mana Martinez (9-3) combating out of Houston, Texas, and Brandon Davis (14-9) combating out of D’lberville, Miss. collide in a bantamweight bout. Middleweight grapplers conflict as Nick Maximov (8-1) combating out of Chico, Calif. takes on Jacob Malkoun (6-2) combating out of Oran Park, New South Wales, Australia.

Veteran Raphael Assuncao (27-9) combating out of Alpharetta, Ga. clashes with Victor Henry (22-5) combating out of South Gale, Calif. at bantamweight. Piera Rodriguez (8-0) combating out of Malaga, Spain, and Sam Hughes (7-4) combating out of Everett, Wash. intend to steal the present in a girls’s strawweight bout.

Tatsuro Taira (11-0) combating out of Las Vegas, Nev. by means of Okinawa, Japan plans to maintain his undefeated file intact towards CJ Vergara (10-3-1) combating out of San Antonio, Texas. Mike Jackson (1-1 1 NC) combating out of Houston, Texas, and Pete Rodriguez (4-1) combating out of Tucson, Ariz. open up the cardboard in a welterweight bout.

Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Government Author, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a ardour for Fight Sports activities and likewise a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s additionally a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.


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