Who’s the “Baddest MF’er” in mixed martial arts today? On the night of November 2nd, inside of Madison Square Garden, that question will be answered.
Since MMA became legalized in New York, the UFC has found a home for their annual MSG show every November, making it one of the most must see PPV’s of the calendar year. In previous years, we’ve witnessed cards headlined by the likes of Conor McGregor, Georges St. Pierre and Daniel Cormier in championship bouts. And while there may not be a traditional championship fight headlining UFC 244, the hype is just as big and the belt is just as real. So with the amount of action we’ll see, surely many of the fans will place a bet on their favorite fighter. Many enjoy using the Royal Panda operator, who’s sponsoring many of the Sports events worldwide and has a great long time reputation. That is why there are more and more users looking for a Royal Panda review, to understand better what are their benefits over the competitors.
So, just how deep is UFC 244? A lightweight contest between former interim title challenger Kevin Lee and the undefeated Gregor Gillespie will kick off the PPV portion of the card. A win for Lee, who has dropped three of his last four inside of the shark tank that is the 155 lbs division, keeps his head above water. For Gillespie, a sixth consecutive finish would make him undeniable in terms of getting a future title shot should he keep the proverbial pain train rolling.
Heavyweight fan favorite Derrick Lewis (who headlined MSG last year opposite Cormier) will look to get off the schneid when he takes on Bulgarian bruiser, Blagoy Ivanov, the former WSOF Champion who could very well make some waves with a third straight win in a division where event the smallest of win streaks are hard to come by.
Follow that up with a welterweight bout between 2-time title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and “Silent Assassin” Vicente Luque that screams fight of the night sleeper a co-main event that will feature Darren Till, making his middleweight debut, against the always dangerous Kelvin Gastelum. Both Gastelum and Till are coming off losses but are being put into a position where a big performance on this particular night puts them in a great position moving forward.
It all leads up to the main event, the inaugural and potentially once in a lifetime BMF championship match between the red-hot Jorge Masvidal and always entertaining Nathan Diaz.
With ultra-violent KO’s of Till and Ben Askren in 2019, a victory over Diaz would put Masvidall in the conversation for fighter of the year. And for the returning Diaz, another big win on a night where the whole world will be watching only adds to his unique legacy.