On Saturday, March 18, the UFC will return to England. The UFC just announced that they would be back for the UK’s second-ever numbered event. UFC 286, will take place at the O2 and promises to be an action-packed extravaganza.
Anticipation, headlines, and rumors are already on the rise as fans anticipate the UFC in London next month. Besides, the UFC is one of the various fighting game industries where people may get the chance to see coordinated fighting and genuine brutality, which the typical person doesn’t frequently see on the street.
Server punters line up for UFC match bets
Perhaps that’s why the number of punters in UFC match bets often surpasses that of high-scoring sporting events like the NFL or the FIFA World Cup. Plus, next year’s UFC is going to be special for many in Ohio, as fans will be able to cast their first legitimate bets on January 1, 2023.
Meanwhile, Darren Till has announced his intention to challenge Israel Adesanya in the upcoming middleweight division. In 2019, Adesanya won the UFC middleweight title before a live audience of 57,127 people, which is the highest live audience count for the title to date. Thus, this former champion is not going to make it any easier for Till. The world is still waiting for London to decide who the best fighter is in the upcoming month.
Fighting Adesanya Will Be Darren Till’s Dream Come True
Till has been pushing for a battle with Adesanya for years, and with ‘Stylebender’ surrendering his UFC championship to Alex Pereira last November, we believe the duo will meet in the octagon sooner or later.
Since Adesanya and Till are two of the top strikers in the UFC, Till thinks their matchup will pit the best against the best. It’s a dream scenario for him. Till also mentions that Adesanya would like to hold the title and defend it at any cost. So, Till would have to wait his turn. He also acknowledged that he was at the bottom of the ladder and was making his way right back.
Following Michael Bisping‘s championship victory in 2016, Till was tipped to become the next British UFC champion, but injuries and multiple defeats have stopped him from living up to that expectation. Till has made a promise to use all of his abilities against Adesanya, saying that people have forgotten how great he is.
Getting Tickets to The London UFC 286
Mixed martial arts appear to be gaining popularity in the UK for the first time, with two sold-out shows. The tickets will go on sale via AXS and Ticketmaster around January 27 at 10 a.m. GMT. Members who enrolled early will get preferential access and can purchase tickets starting on the 26th of January at 10 a.m. GMT. Members of the Fight Club get priority access and may buy a ticket starting January 25.
UFC President Promises to Give Everything to Their Fans
Many people appreciate the adrenaline of fighting, conflict, and martial arts. Unlike other combat sports organizations, however, the UFC permits combatants to demonstrate a wide range of martial arts as well.
In accordance with that spirit, Dana White, the UFC president, also stated that after two hugely successful events in London in 2022, they will make an O2 return with one of the biggest cards on March 18. He also discussed rising fresh talent, stating that the UK fighting scene is bursting with potential and that the UFC simply cannot wait to display everything they have in hand for its fans.