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After the exciting Fight Night 200, this week brings us UFC 271, where the main event will be the title match between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker. The fight is on the program, on the night from Saturday to Sunday around 4 am Central European Time.
Adesanya vs. Whittaker
The second match between Adesanya and Whittaker was the only realistic option at the moment. Adesanya has turned the circle in the middleweight division and is returning to Whittaker, from whom he took the title. In the first fight, Adesanya won easily, after knocking out Whittaker in the middle of the second round, and before that, he very quickly and effectively stopped every Whittaker attempt to bring him down. He controlled the fight so well that at one point, Whittaker gave up and went for all or nothing, but he lost eventually. Whittaker will enter this match fresher, a little more relaxed, but also with a clear insight into what needs to be fixed and where. But it will not be easy because Adesanya is a tactical mastermind.
This is going to be one for the ages 👊
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Derrick Lewis vs. Tai Tuivase
The co-main event of the evening is a real bomb! The heavyweight fight between two heavy hitters, Derrick Lewis vs. Tai Tuivase. Both fighters fought two months ago, ending their fights very effectively. Lewis literally justifies his nickname “Beast,” and when almost everyone writes him off and says that he needs to retire, he pulls his uppercut out of hell and reminds us that he’s not without reason in the top 5 heavyweights for years.
Tuivasa is in a series of three victories, and he wants to take a step forward. He gained experience and learned from his previous fights, but the question is whether he also improved his cardio? Lewis is an “old hook,” although he doesn’t look prepared; he keeps his “fuel” carefully and doesn’t waste it. Although all fans of UFC expect the fight to start in their characteristic style, in a violent exchange, and whoever hits first, in their cases, it means very likely in the end.
This one’s not going the distance 💥@TheBeast_UFC vs @BamBamTuivasa is almost here 🔥
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Jarred Cannoniera vs. Derek Brunson
It will be super exciting in the fight between Jarred Cannonier and Derek Brunson. Two fighters are trying to catch the last train to attack the title. Cannonier has fought for a long time in both the heavy and light heavyweight categories, he is physically very strong, but Brunson is not far behind; his wrestling strength and explosiveness are his greatest weapons. Cannonier is an excellent kickboxer, he has the best low-kicks in the entire division, so devastating and precise that he makes and finishes opponents with them, while Brunson believes in his wrestling the most and goes to use every miss Cannonier to send him to the floor.
These kicks can decide, if Brunson stomps them, he will have a big advantage, but throughout his career, he did not do very well. Basically, it’s a big fight for both of them because the next match will be for the belt. There is no doubt that betting sites will have the most problems with setting the odds in this match.
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