Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has a pair of interesting welterweight showdowns on tap for the upcoming UFC 207 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place Sat., Dec. 30, 2016 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
First up is Johny Hendricks vs. Neil Magny.
Hendricks (17-5) is in dire need of a win, which sounds surprising considering he was welterweight champion roughly two years back. Since then, “Bigg Rigg” has struggled to make weight and dropped three of his last four.
Time to get something going … fast.
Magny (18-5) was slowly but surely climbing his way up the 170-pound ladder — right up until Lorenz Larkin stopped him at UFC 202 back in August. No doubt a win over a tough out like Hendricks will get him right back into the title hunt.
Next we have Tim Means vs. Alex Oliveira.
Means (26-7-1) bounced back from a submission loss to Matt Brown by registering back-to-back wins over John Howard (UFC Fight Night 80) and Sabah Homasi (UFC 202). The “Dirty Bird” has 22 finishes in 26 wins.
But he’s not the only one ending fights.
Oliveira (15-4-1, 1 NC) also rebounded from a submission loss to capture two straight. After outpointing James Moontasri at UFC on FOX 20, “Cowboy” stopped Will Brooks in controversial fashion at UFC Fight Night 96.
UFC 207 will be headlined by the women’s bantamweight championship contest pitting reigning division queenpin Amanda Nunes opposite returning “Rowdy” judoka Ronda Rousey (details). Elsewhere on the card, Alex Garcia and Mike Pyle hook ‘em up for welterweight bragging rights.
Stay tuned for more fight card announcements in the coming weeks, if not days.
Source:: mma mania