fight coverage, 2018-07-23 22:15:18 , Fury post from around the web
As the Octagon gets set to touch down in Calgary for a thrilling UFC Fight Night on FOX, explore the extraordinary lives and extreme training regimens of six of the greatest UFC fighters on the planet in UFC Road to the Octagon: Alvarez vs Poirier 2.
In the year’s best grudge match, top featherweights collide, as #3 Eddie Alvarez squares off against #4 Dustin Poirier. Their heated 2017 fight ended in a no contest, and now the stakes are even higher with a shot at the UFC lightweight belt potentially on the line.
Outside his hometown of Philadelphia, former lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez proudly raises his children in style, while training to regain UFC gold. Meanwhile, from his Coconut Creek, Florida training camp, Dustin Poirier purses a third straight knockout and the opportunity to leave a championship legacy for his family.
The heavy hitting co-main event features fiery featherweights as longtime champion Jose Aldo faces knockout artist Jeremy Stephens. Surrounded by family and training partners in Rio de Janeiro, Aldo seeks to recapture the form that set the division aflame during his 18 fight winning streak. For San Diego based Stephens, back-to-back jaw-dropping KO’s have the Iowa native on the verge of his first UFC title shot, as he attempts to capture the biggest win of his career.
A third electrifying bout features Polish strawweight superstar Joanna Jedrzejczyk versus fellow title contender Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres. For former 5-time defending champion Jedrzejczyk, South Florida offers an ideal training ground as she readies for her to return to the division’s summit with the help of American Top Team. Meanwhile, in the rarefied air of Colorado Springs, Torres displays her speed and athleticism training at altitude, alongside her fiancee and top bantamweight contender Raquel Pennington.
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