If Amanda Nunes really decides to end her career, the UFC will get rid of the women’s Featherweight division.
This was announced at a press conference in Las Vegas by the head of the largest MMA promotion.
“The division will probably be finished,” UFC President Dana white told reporters. “I just told my guys the other day-let’s build a Featherweight division. We start signing girls, we start creating a division, and suddenly I hear that she can leave. We need to find out before we take any steps. But I still hope that Amanda doesn’t resign»
The current UFC champion in two weight categories announced her possible retirement after successfully defending her Featherweight title against Felicia Spencer, whom the Brazilian won by unanimous decision at UFC 250 in Las Vegas.
The fight with Curtis Blades will be a contender for Alexander Volkov
In case of a victory over American Curtis Blades, Russian fighter Alexander Volkov will become an official contender for the UFC heavyweight title.
This was stated by Drago’s Manager Ivan Bannikov in an interview with TASS.
“He will be a contender for the title if he wins,” the Manager said.
However, this does not mean that wolves will pass in a title race of the second number of a rating of the heavyweights Francis Ngandu.
“Because there is a turn, Sasha will fight for a title after Francis Ngandu,” said Bannikov.
Thus, Volkov will have to wait not only for the end of the trilogy between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier, but also for the match between the winner of this confrontation and Francis Ngannou.
If Korme wins miocic in August, it is likely that He will give up the title and retire, and then the vacant belt can be played by Volkov and Nganna. If Miocic, who has recently appeared in the octagon no more than once a year, remains the champion, the wait for Volkov may be much longer.
Recall that the heavyweight bout between Alexander Volkov and Curtis Blades will be the main event of the UFC on ESPN 11 tournament, which will be held on June 20 in Las Vegas.