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Fightweets: Which UFC 205 fight is flying under the radar?

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The countdown is on to one of the most historic events in UFC history. So with just days to spare until we finally reach UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden, let’s not waste any more time, shall we? On to this week’s edition of Fightweets.

Under the radar

@RuckerYeah: What’s your sleeper fight for UFC 205 and why?

You know, the contrarian Boston native in me wants to say that the UFC’s first New York City card isn’t quite as deep as those Big Apple boosters would have you believe. But then you look at the lineup and see that Frankie Edgar is fighting on the prelims. And Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson is No. 8 on the depth chart. And Jim Miller vs. Thiago Alves, which would be the third-biggest fight on UFC 206 if it was placed there, is on Fight Pass.

So yeah, this isn’t a New York hype job. UFC 205 really is the deepest mixed martial arts fight card we’ve ever seen.

If I have to pick one fight which doesn’t quite seem to be getting the attention it deserves, though, I’ve got to go with Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero.

For one thing, Weidman simply deserves this moment. The Long Island native did more legwork than anyone else on the UFC roster in recent years to help get mixed martial arts regulated in New York. He simply deserves to be the biggest-name New Yorker to walk the aisle on the first card at MSG. And that’s before we can get to the fight itself. With Luke Rockhold out of his fight with Jacare Souza, Weidman is in the driver’s seat on earning a shot against middleweight champion Michael Bisping. And Romero, for his part, is sure to be ….View full article

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