After almost a month without UFC events, the promotion is back in business with a solid card taking place in Mexico City. This event will be headlined by a pivotal lightweight bout featuring former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos vs. top contender Tony Ferguson. This card also hosts the finale of the third season of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America, along with the UFC debut of a Bellator veteran – Marcin Held.
What: The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 Finale
Where: Arena Ciudad de México
When: Saturday, Nov. 5. The three-fight UFC Fight Pass prelims begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, the four-fight FOX Sports 1 preliminary card begins at 8 p.m. ET, and the six-fight main card begins airing on FOX Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET.
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tony Ferguson
What a tough fight to predict. This is one of those fights where you can make a solid argument for each fighter to win the bout, and I’d probably agree with either theory. Rafael dos Anjos was the king of the 155-pound division just a few months ago. The Brazilian has tons of experience fighting elite guys, a strong ground game that can shut down many opponents, and very technical striking with decent power. On the other hand, Ferguson is a wild, unorthodox striker with explosive and unpredictable grappling.
This should be a close fight, but I feel the momentum is behind Ferguson.
Dos Anjos is coming off a first-round technical knockout loss to Eddie Alvarez, while Ferguson is on a crazy eight-fight winning streak. Dos Anjos is has also left the gym that helped him get the lightweight belt – Kings MMA. I see Ferguson landing wild shots on dos Anjos and mixing in some sneaky submission attempts that will force the former champ to work. I ….View full article
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