UFC 220 takes place on Jan. 20 at the TD Garden in Boston and will
air on pay-per-view. Several bouts have been confirmed for the
event, including a lightweight clash pitting Gleison
Tibau against Islam
Makhachev and a bantamweight tilt between Thomas
Almeida and Rob Font.
Cormier last appeared at UFC 214, where he was stopped in the third
round of his rematch with Jon Jones.
However, “DC” was reinstated as 205-pound king due to Jones testing
positive for the anabolic steroid Turinabol after the bout. Prior
to that, Cormier had won four straight fights, including successful
title defenses against Anthony
Johnson and Alexander
It appears that an
aggravated battery case won’t prevent Oezedmir, perhaps 2017’s
biggest breakthrough fighter, from challenging for light
heavyweight gold. The 28-year-old Switzerland native debuted in the
Octagon with a split verdict over Ovince St.
Preux before knocking out Misha
Cirkunov and Jimi Manuwa
in a combined 70 seconds to truly establish himself as a serious