Get ready for an epic showdown as UFC returns to Sydney! Israel Adesanya defends his middleweight title against Sean Strickland. Don’t miss the action on September 9th!
UFC is set to make its highly-anticipated return to Sydney on September 9th, marking the first event in the city since November 2017. The main event will feature a thrilling middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Sean Strickland.
Adesanya, who is participating in his 11th consecutive UFC title fight, will be looking to defend his title after a stunning knockout victory over Alex Pereira at UFC 287 in Miami. The New Zealand native has established himself as one of the most dominant fighters in the division and is known for his precision striking and dynamic fighting style.
On the other hand, Strickland has earned the opportunity to challenge the reigning champion following a second-round TKO win over Abus Magomedov. With impressive victories over fighters like Jack Hermansson, Uriah Hall, and Nassourdine Imavov, Strickland has proven himself as a formidable contender.
The co-main event will showcase a heavyweight clash between Tai Tuivasa and Alexander Volkov. Tuivasa, a fan favorite from New South Wales, has eight UFC victories to his name, with seven of them coming by way of knockout. He will be looking to continue his winning streak and put on a show for his hometown crowd.
Volkov, on the other hand, has been on a tear in the division, securing first-round TKO wins against Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Alexander Romanov. The Russian fighter will be aiming to make a statement and solidify his position as a top contender in the heavyweight division.
In addition to the main and co-main events, the card will also feature an interim flyweight title bout between Kai Kara-France and Manel Kape. Both fighters are known for their explosive styles and will be looking to make a statement in the division.
Furthermore, fans can expect an exciting rematch between Austin Lane and Justin Tafa in the heavyweight division. The two fighters previously faced off in the UFC Fight Night card on June 24, with the fight ending prematurely due to an eye poke.
With a stacked lineup of fights and the return of UFC to Sydney, fans can anticipate an unforgettable night of action-packed bouts. Make sure to mark your calendars for September 9th and witness the adrenaline-fueled showdown between Adesanya and Strickland for the middleweight title.
|Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland
|Tai Tuivasa vs. Alexander Volkov
|Kai Kara-France vs. Manel Kape
|Austin Lane vs. Justin Tafa