This Saturday night, the UFC returns to our screens with UFC 215, an exciting pay-per-view emanating from Edmonton, Alberta’s Rogers Place.
The card will be headlined by a flyweight title fight between dominant champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, and challenger Ray Borg. If Johnson wins this fight, he’ll break the record for the most consecutive title defenses in UFC history at a whopping 11-straight. Johnson will enter this fight on an incredible 12-fight streak, having most recently defended his title by tapping BJJ blackbelt Wilson Reis. Borg, meanwhile, is on a solid, two-fight streak over dangerous foes in Louis Smolka and Jussier “Formiga” Da Silva.
UFC 215’s co-main event, meanwhile, is a rescheduled women’s bantamweight title rematch between destructive champion Amanda Nunes and red-hot challenger Valentina Shevchenko. Nunes and Shevchenko first met in early 2016. On that night Nunes emerged the winner with a close decision win. Since then, she knocked out Miesha Tate to win the title, and defended that title with a first-round thrashing of Ronda Rousey. Shevchenko, meanwhile, has gone 2-0 since losing to Nunes, defeating former champion Holly Holm and streaking contender Julianna Pena.
Other features of the UFC 215 main card include a featherweight bout between former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez and long-time contender Jeremy Stephens, a light heavyweight bout between Sweden’s Ilir Latifi and Australian prospect Tyson Pedro, and a welterweight contender bout between former lightweight champ Rafael Dos Anjos and Neil Magny.
Unfortunately, the card recently lost an anticipated heavyweight tilt between Francis Ngannou and Junior Dos Santos.
As this anticipated card draws ever closer, get acquainted with its many stars with the UFC 215 episode of UFC Countdown, viewable in full at the top of this article.
Which feature of the UFC 215 bill are you most excited for? Do you think Demetrious Johnson and Amanda Nunes will defend their titles? Join the conversation in the comments section!
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 9/4/2017.