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Conor McGregor’s Return and Major Title Fights: A Look at UFC’s Exciting Year

Get ready for Conor McGregor’s return and thrilling title fights in the UFC. Read about the latest updates and upcoming events in the world of mixed martial arts.

As the UFC reaches its midway point, fans are eagerly awaiting Conor McGregor’s highly anticipated return to the Octagon. The sport’s iconic figure has been out of action since July 2021 due to a leg injury, but he is set to face off against Michael Chandler later this year or early next. While McGregor’s absence has been felt, new stars have emerged to captivate audiences.

One of the most significant fights of 2023 saw lightweight champion Islam Makhachev successfully defend his title against featherweight king Alexander Volkanovski. The thrilling bout took place in Volkanovski’s home country of Australia in February, with Makhachev narrowly securing a decision victory.

In March, the legendary Jon Jones made his long-awaited move up to the heavyweight division after a three-year hiatus. Jones faced off against Ciryl Gane and submitted him in the first round to claim the vacant title previously held by Francis Ngannou. This marked a triumphant return for Jones and solidified his status as the ‘GOAT’ in the light-heavyweight division.

Another notable fight in March featured Britain’s own Leon Edwards, who successfully defended his welterweight belt against Kamaru Usman in London. Edwards had previously won the title from Usman with a spectacular head kick, and this rematch showcased his dominance in the division.

April kicked off with a highly anticipated showdown between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira. Adesanya, seeking redemption after losing the middleweight belt to Pereira in November, emerged victorious with a knockout victory.

These are just a few highlights from the action-packed year in the UFC. Fans can look forward to more thrilling title fights in the coming weeks and months. Here is a list of the upcoming fights and events announced by the promotion (subject to change):

Date Event Location
May 15 UFC 270 Las Vegas
June 5 UFC 271 Houston
June 19 UFC Fight Night TBD
July 10 UFC 272 TBD

Stay tuned for more updates and exciting matchups in the world of UFC!