UFC president Dana White has announced three highly anticipated title fights scheduled for the first three months of 2024. Get all the details and prepare for an action-packed start to the year.
|Sean Strickland vs Dricus du Plessis
|Alexander Volkanovski vs Ilia Topuria
|Sean O’Malley vs Marlon Vera
UFC president Dana White has revealed the line-up of three highly anticipated title fights scheduled for the first three months of 2024. The middleweight champion, Sean Strickland, will defend his title against Dricus du Plessis in January at UFC 297. In February, featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will face Ilia Topuria at UFC 298. And in March, bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley will take on Marlon Vera at UFC 299. These three title fights promise to deliver thrilling action and showcase the talent and skill of the fighters involved.
Taking to Instagram, UFC president, Dana White, has revealed the line-up of three highly anticipated title fights scheduled for the first three months of 2024.
In January, the middleweight champion, Sean Strickland, will defend his title against the #2 ranked Dricus du Plessis at UFC 297. Strickland shocked the world with his dominant performance against Israel Adesanya in September, capturing the belt and extending his winning streak to three. Du Plessis, who was originally slated to face Strickland, was unable to compete due to an injury. Now, he looks to extend his own winning streak to nine.
February’s UFC 298 will feature featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, facing off against the undefeated #5 ranked Ilia Topuria. Volkanovski aims to bounce back from his recent loss and regain his dominance in the featherweight division. With an impressive record of 12 consecutive victories, including wins over Max Holloway, Jose Aldo, and Chad Mendes, Volkanovski is a force to be reckoned with. Topuria, undefeated at 14-0, has been on a tear, earning three consecutive performance-of-the-night bonuses. His last fight against Josh Emmett showcased his skills and secured him the title shot.
Wrapping up the series of title fights, UFC 299 in March will see bantamweight champion, Sean O’Malley, seeking redemption as he takes on #6 ranked Marlon Vera. O’Malley, known for his knockout power, aims to avenge his only loss against Vera. In August, O’Malley knocked out former champion Aljamain Sterling in just over a round. However, Vera previously defeated O’Malley in August 2020, albeit with an injury to O’Malley’s ankle. Vera looks to build on his recent victory over Pedro Munhoz and secure back-to-back wins.
These three title fights promise to deliver thrilling action and showcase the talent and skill of the fighters involved. UFC fans can look forward to an exciting start to 2024.