UFC Fight Island – British Interest

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - OCTOBER 11: Tom Breese of England has his hands wrapped backstage during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 11, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The UFC returns to the infamous UFC Fight Island for a series of three cards. The cards are stacked throughout including plenty of British fighters. We looked at all of the British fighters who took part in the previous UFC Fight Island cards and there was a whole host of impressive performances. We take a look at the British fighters competing on the three upcoming cards on Fight Island and how they’re likely to perform.

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UFC 257

The highlight of this series of UFC Fight Island cards is certainly UFC 257. It features the return of Conor McGregor who takes on Dustin Poirier in a rematch of their 2014 bout. Featured on this card is Brit, Joanne Calderwood.

Calderwood is 14-5 in her professional MMA career and was set to face the 125lbs champion, Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 250 last year. Following an injury to the champion, Calderwood decided to stay active, which would turn out to be the wrong decision. She lost in the first round via armbar to Jennifer Maia, leading to Maia getting the shot at the belt.

Across the octagon from Calderwood will be former title contender, Jessica Eye. Eye is 1-1 since getting brutally knocked out by the champion in 2019. Most recently she put in a lacklustre performance in a main event slot against Cynthia Calvillo back in June. The winner of this one positions themselves extremely well in the flyweight division, especially Calderwood who is yet to test her skills against Shevchenko.

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