The UFC 231 most important occasion is ficially a go.
Brian Ortega and Featherweight champion Max Holloway each checked in underneath the 145-pound restrict at the moment; Ortega weighing in at 144.75 and Holloway at 144.5.
The two fighters had been initially scheduled to face f at UFC 226, however the bout was known as f when Holloway was deemed medically unfit to compete. Holloway, 19-Three, was additionally was faraway from a last-minute light-weight title shot in opposition to Khabib Nurmagomedov in April.
The 27-year previous Hawaiian has not fought since final December, when he defeated Jose Aldo for the second consecutive time at UFC 218 by approach third spherical TKO. Ortega (14-Zero, 1 NC) KO’d Frankie Edgar within the first spherical his final struggle at UFC 222 again in March.
Holloway is a slight favourite to retain the Featherweight title at (-115), although Ortega is not far f with odds (-105).
UFC 231 goes down this Saturday, December Eight on the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. The most important card is scheduled to kickf at 10pm ET.
In addition to the a lot anticipated struggle between Holloway and Ortega, the cardboard additionally contains a co-main occasion for the vacant girls’s flyweight between former bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko and former strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Shevchenko (15-Three) weighed in at 123.5 kilos this morning and is a heavy favourite (-300) over Jedrzejczyk, who checked in at 123.75 kilos on the ficial weigh-in.
Other matches on the UFC 231 most important card embrace (H/T MMA Junkie):
Welterweight – Gunnar Nelson (16-Three-1) vs. Alex Oliveira (19-5-1, 2 NC)
Featherweight – Kyle Bochniak (Eight-Three) vs. Hakeem Dawodu (Eight-1-1)
Light Heavyweight – Jimi Manuwa (17-Four) vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos (19-6)