Five Possible Surprises that Could Happen at UFC 300

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UFC 300 is set to be one of the biggest events in MMA history. The star power on the card makes it feel like a huge event and hopefully, the fights will live up to expectations.

In what promises to provide plenty of headlines, talking points and potentially career-defining moments, we provide you with five possible surprises that we could see in the T-Mobile Arena.

Five Possible Surprises that Could Happen at UFC 300

1. Special Canvas

This is an element that made UFC 200 just feel special. The goldy/yellow canvas made the event stand out from every other event we have. Of course, we’re going to have the canvas covered in logos and sponsorships, but let’s hope that the UFC 300 canvas is also ‘special’. We know the UFC can pull out all the stops for big events and expect that from UFC 300.

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 09: An overhead view of the Octagon as Amanda Nunes of Brazil secures a rear choke submission against Miesha Tate during the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

After Sean O’Malley’s vibrant pink shorts at UFC 299, we know the UFC isn’t opposed to flashy colours for their events and the Anik and Florian podcast suggested some potential colours for the UFC 300 canvas.

2. A Huge Fight Announcement For International Fight Week

With the eyes of the combat sports world on the UFC at UFC 300, what better time to drop a huge fight announcement, such as the return of the sports biggest ever star, Conor McGregor? Although he seemingly confirmed his return himself a while back, there has been no official announcement from the UFC.

UFC 300 could be the perfect time to announce the comeback of McGregor and get fans hyped for International fight week in June with an epic promo.

3. UFC 301 Main Event Announcement

UFC 300 headliner, Alex Pereira has claimed that he’s willing to run through his opponent on the night, Jamahal Hill before making a three-week turnaround and facing Magomed Ankalaev in his home country of Brazil for UFC 301.

Pereira has further claimed that he has a clause in his UFC 300 contract that guarantees he will turn around for the Rio card, however, Hill refutes the words spoken by Poatan.

Let’s assume that the Brazilian is telling the truth, runs through Hill in an emphatic fashion and doesn’t take too much damage. We could quite possibly see the fight announcement between Pereira and Ankalaev for UFC 301 at the post fight press conference.

4. Special Walkouts

As we’ve commonly seen in boxing, for huge fights, the walkouts stand out. For the recent Terrence Crawford vs Erroll Spence fight, Crawford was walked out by Eminem. Tyson Fury’s walkouts have been legendary in recent times, from giving props to Apollo Creed to being carried out on a throne, he’s done it all.

The UFC has allowed a little creative control for some of their fighters during their walkouts in recent years. We’ve seen Israel Adesanya perform a choreographed dance at UFC 243 before knocking out Robert Whittaker. Further, we saw Sinead O’Connor sing live at UFC 189 as Conor McGregor walked out, something that made the event special.

At UFC 300, we can’t just have the ‘same old, same old’ walkouts for all fighters, we have to have something a little bit special for such a big event.

5. A legend gets his hands on the BMF belt

As we know, the BMF title will be on the line at UFC 300 as the holder of the belt, Justin Gaethje clashes with fan favourite, Max Holloway. We’ve seen Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson wrap the belt around Jorge Masivdal at UFC 244 but there’s a high potential that we could get a UFC legend wrap the belt around the winner of the fight.

None other than UFC hall of famer and former heavyweight champion, Mark Coleman has officially been invited to attend UFC 300. Just last month, Coleman went into his parent’s burning house to rescue them and was hospitalized due to smoke inhalation. Luckily, Coleman recovered and will be in attendance at the historic event.

It was actually one of the men competing for the belt, Max Holloway who suggested that it should be Coleman to wrap the belt around the waist of the fight’s victor. What better way to not only give props to Coleman for what he did but also give a tip of the cap to ‘a real-life BMF’.

Whatever happens at UFC 300, it’ll be a famous night in the company’s history.

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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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