UFC 219 is set to occur in Las Vegas on December 30th. Normally, the UFC’s December occasion is earmarked as the large end-of-year show with a card that is stacked from top to base. However, the present menu for UFC 219 lacks a little sizzle.
The principal event has Cris Cyborg defending her featherweight title against another ferocious puncher in Holly Holm. On paper, it might seem one-sided, but remember the last time we doubted Holm in perceived mismatch name fight?
It is a fantastic matchup, to be certain. Yet, there are concerns that it won’t sell pay-per-views. So now, rumors are swirling about last-minute developments to the card, such as Nate Diaz in some capacity. A trilogy struggle with Conor McGregor has been the dream, but that won’t be happening as McGregor is dealing with some fallout from his Bellator fiasco and punching a drug cartel associate. Oops.
Those transgressions will keep the Irishman out of the UFC octagon for an extended time period, if not permanently.
In terms of Diaz, he seemingly was provided everything but the moon. But the Stockton native is demanding a celestial figure, by which I mean totes and bags of cash, until he steps within an Octagon again.
While one or two more bouts could be inserted to give the card some extra pugilistic goodness, it looks like the main event is set, and I am ok with that. What fans really need at this stage are quality fights, not only big names. And as well as Cyborg/Holm, we are going to see Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Edson Barboza, a massive battle that could give another lightweight contender. The weigh-in might be just as striking as the battle handed Nurmagomedov struggles to create 155.
While we wait for more spice to be added, let’s stir the present pot and break down the main and co-main events of this day to your gambling needs.
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