2021 is going to be a big year of fighting for the UFC. Dana White’s company was the first major sports group to resume after the COVID-19 lockout, and it was only after that that other major leagues such as the NBA, NFL, and MLB took over. their resume.
Despite many advanced COVID-19 tests and postponed major events, 2020 was a hugely successful year for the UFC, where they even broke the PPV average record.
Dana White has said many times that he can’t wait for 2020 to get over, and his wish has come true. The wheel keeps spinning for the UFC, and there are big fights next year.
Per his recent interview with BT Sport, these are the big fghts that Dana White has planned for 2020, with most of them apparently happening in the first quarter of the year. While most of them are known, here is a breakdown of the key fights expected in the UFC in 2021:
The interesting thing to note is that Carla Esparza replaces Rose Namajunas. It’s kind of weird, since Namajunas girlfriend Pat Barry rejected Dana White’s claim that she doesn’t want to fight for a title.
Either way, these are obviously the big name fights we are going to see in 2021. They are all major games at the PPV level, although fights like Max Holloway vs Calvin Kattar and Khamzat Chimaev vs Leon Edwards will at the end of their fighting nights.
How will 2021 play out for the UFC?
We expect the UFC to find a way to bring relief in a large crowd in 2021. While the process may not lead to a full stadium, we will see fans slowly return to UFC events next week. year.
Either way, the UFC will continue to move forward and that list of fights makes it an exciting time to continue the promotion.
Published 17 December 2020, 10:04 IST