UFC is Postponing Some Events after Coronavirus Criticism

UFC is Postponing Some Events after Coronavirus Criticism

UFC is Postponing Some Events after Coronavirus Criticism

From the Cage to the couch: UFC is postponed.

One of the few sports that were adamant of the classic "the show must go on" in the moments were coronavirus has the edge on all major events, was the MMA, more specifically, the UFC.

Unfortunately for the bone-crunching sport, different states and athletic commissions, and even the White House recommendations forced the UFC to cancel their next three events, not even behind closed doors.

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What events were canceled?

Fight Night London

All the UFC Fight Night events until April 11th have been postponed. Among the battles suspended. First, UFC Fight Night London: Woodley vs. Edwards got translated from London to the United States, but now, evidently, it is off the charts. 

Tyron Woodley is the No.1 welterweight contender and former 170-pound champion. Edwards is on the rise as the No.4 contender, has eight wins in a row and four years without tasting defeat. This fight was about who challenged Usman for the belt very soon.

Woodley also stated he wants to fight the former interim champion, Colby Covington. Now, all of his plans are postponed until UFC sorts the new calendar out.

Fight Night Columbus

On March 28th, Francis Ngannou and Jair Rozenstruik were to face each other in a much-anticipated heavyweight collision between the #2 contender and #6, an undefeated contender in 'Jairzinho.' Nineteen knockout finishes between both ensured this collision wasn't going the distance. Now we'll have to wait to see these mammoths go at it.

The heavyweight division has been on hold waiting for champion Stipe Miocic to finish his trilogy rivalry with Daniel Cormier. 

Ngannou has been cleaning house for years now, and 'Jairzinho' is the new star on the rise, defeating big names and leaving huge scars on his opponents' faces (ask Alistair Overeem). The winner of this should be in pole position to face the champion.

Fight Night Portland

Lastly, April's first event was also a leviathan clash in the heavyweight division. Heavyweight legend Alistair Overeem wanted to get back to winning ways against #9 contender Walt Harris. This card also featured the top ten flyweight contenders Carla Esparza and Michelle Waterson.

Overeem is a veteran with over 60 fights, known as the "gatekeeper" of the heavyweight division. Never able to capture the belt, 'The Reem' is in the twilight of his career, but his name, resume, and a good streak could put him back in contention to be "the baddest man on the planet." Harris is not as storied as Overeem, but a win against him could be defining for his career and upper his echelon in the rankings.

Carla Esparza won the Ultimate Fighter tournament and is the inaugural strawweight champion. With the two-fight winning streak she's riding on, a victory would suppose a top 5 contender next and be in line for the title that Weili Zhang possesses.

Waterson had a three-winning streak until she was bested by former 115-champion and former No.1 contender, Joanna Jędrzejczyk. Coming back to winning ways is crucial for her ambitions.

As you can see, the fights scheduled were ones of massive implications. Dana White, the UFC President, says the events will be rescheduled as soon as the Covid-19 is handled by the CDC and health authorities.

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