UFC 295 Preview & Analysis

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UFC 295 is finally upon us and will mark the 30th anniversary of the world’s biggest and best MMA promotion. Taking place in the iconic Madison Square Garden, New York City, we have two title fights and a whole bunch of fun fights up and down the card.

The main event will see the former light heavyweight champion, Jiri Prochazka once again try and reclaim the belt he never lost in the octagon as he clashes with the former middleweight champion, Alex Pereira. Prochazka had to relinquish the belt he won from Pereira’s coach, Glover Teixeira due to injury and now has the opportunity to yet again have gold wrapped around his waist. He has to get through the dangerous Brazillian, however. Pereira is undefeated at 1-0 at 205lbs and has a whole host of competitive combat sports experience. He’s a two-weight Glory kickboxing world champion as well as being the first man to defeat Israel Adesanya at middleweight and will yet again look to shock the world by holding two UFC belts in just seven UFC bouts.

We broke down the main event, the co-main event and the entirety of the card on the latest episode of the MMASucka podcast, which can be found here:

Despite the original heavyweight title headliner between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic being cancelled due to injury, we still have a heavyweight title bout as the co-main event. Competing for the interim heavyweight strap will be two finishing machines as Sergei Pavlovich meets Tom Aspinall. With a combined 28 finishes, the majority of which have come in the first round, this one has fans salivating at the prospect of an all out war.

Another fight on the card to keep an eye out for is a strawweight clash between former champion, Jessica Andrade and grappling phenom, Mackenzie Dern. Elsewhere, we have a guaranteed banger between Benoit Saint-Dennis and Matt Frevola as well as a competitive clash between Tabatha Ricci and Loopy Godinez.

Keep it locked to MMASucka for all your UFC 295 fight week content and post fight night reviews.

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Frazer Krohn has been with MMASucka for nearly 5 years. He is the host of the MMASucka podcast, which is released every Monday. He's the author of a series of six books about MMA, which were published in 2023.

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