The landscape of combat sports has undergone a major shift with the acquisition of Bellator by the PFL. This has ushered in a new era that you will directly witness. Bellator’s future is now closely linked with the growth trajectory of the PFL, leading to a challenge to UFC’s dominance that is reshaping the entire MMA scene. As fans, we are now part of a community that is on the verge of experiencing unprecedented matchups and an expanded roster that can rival the best in the world.
While everyone is disappointed that the long-awaited match between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic, previously the UFC 295 Main Event, is put off until likely late next autumn due to Jones’ unfortunate injury, this card is still stacked with some outstanding bouts. While everyone is disappointed that the long-awaited match between Jon Jones and Stipe
Francis Ngannou, the former UFC Heavyweight champion, made his debut in professional boxing against the current boxing champion Tyson Fury. It was an exciting evening that kept combat sports fans on the edge of their seats. The Ringside Report’s Network co-hosts, Dave Simon and AJ D’Alesio, provided a detailed and captivating commentary of the fight, expertly capturing the intensity and anticipation of the bout. In the end, we ask, was it Robbery in the Ring?
The Main Event boxing match ended after six rounds with Fury winning a majority decision that was controversial. The fight saw more clinching than actual punching, resulting in very close scorecards. In the second round, Fury was deducted a point for delivering blows behind the head, making it seem unlikely that he would win. Despite this, two judges found Fury to have done enough to secure the victory. After the match, KSI took issue with the scorecards, causing a brief argument between the two fighters in the ring.
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This is our pre-fight UFC 293 analysis. Tai Tuivasa vs. Alexander Volkov (Co-Main Event) Dave Simon mentions that Tuivasa is a dangerous knockout artist, but Volkov is a solid heavyweight. Volkov is the favourite at -240, while Tuivasa is the underdog at +195. AJ D’Alesio highlights that both fighters have a 3-2 record in their