With many sporting events that suffered major setbacks since the spread of the Coronavirus disease, UFC continues to work out today. Since February of this year, MMA fights took place in different facilities highlighting the world’s best mixed martial arts matches. Although most of these games didn’t allow audiences inside, it did not change its traditions.
Like any other sporting event that you know, UFC will celebrate more big games until the end of this year. Aside from naming the world’s best MMA fighter, bettors will also find another door of opportunities to earn money via betting games. Make sure to get updated with the upcoming UFC matches to wager and win.
As you head on to visit FanDuel or your dedicated sportsbook to take a list of MMA fighters you can bet in the upcoming games, let’s go back to the best UFC fights this year. These matches had made the MMA more meaningful by giving inspiration to all fighters who dream of earning the most prestigious belts in their professional career.
Zhang V.S. Jedrzejczyk – UFC 248
Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Zhang Weili shared the cage for five rounds during the UFC 248 that happened last March 2020. It was one of the most brutal matches in MMA history as the two fighters were left bruised and bloody after the match. Zhang got the highest chance of winning the Strawweight Division title while Jedrzejczyk was sent to the hospital after the match with a disfigured face and a hematoma in the head.
Poirier V.S. Hooker – UFC Fight Night
Last June 28, Dustin Poirier faced Dan Hooker in the UFC Fight Night main card. Poirier successfully earned the Lightweight belt via a decision. It is considered one of the best fights this year as these two players were already champions in the said division. After showing a bruising and bloody affair during their match, Poirer showed more gas in his tank and won the game.
Ferguson V.S. Gaethje – UFC 249
During the UFC 249 in May 2020, Justin Gathje had shown the world how he could nail a coffin against his rival. The match resulted in the most honest way after Gaethje utilized a powerful left jab winning the match via a technical knockout stoppage. Putting Ferguson to the ground in the fifth round, Gaethje took home the Lightweight belt.
Emmett V.S. Burgos – UFC Fight Night
Another impressive bout last June in the UFC Fight Night is the main card event between Josh Emmett and Shane Burgos. Getting his knee injury in the first few minutes of the first round, Emmett relentlessly showed a real MMA fighter’s skill. He survived until the third-round and clinched the belt against Burgos in a unanimous decision.
Felder V.S. Hooker – UFC Fight Night 168
During UFC Fight Night 168, Dan Hooker secured his Lightweight belt after winning the game via split decision. In the first round, Hooker caused an eye-damage against Felder, which made him unable to control the game. Although Felder put up a good fight, Hooker caught him many times, winning the entire match.
Luque V.S. Price II – UFC 249
Taking one of the preliminary fights during UFC 249, Vicente Luque and Niko Price delivered the UFC games’ real essence. It is probably one of the best fights this year when Vicente Luque was unstoppable, releasing a left hook and causing big damage to Price’s eye. That said, the doctor had to stop the game with Luque securing the Welterweight Division belt.
Jones V.S. Reyes – UFC 247
One of the most controversial fights that took place in MMA this year was during UFC 247. Dominick Reyes came up as a challenger against Jon Jones. During the first two rounds, Reyes was looking good as he even put Jones to the ground. The game lasted for five rounds with a close score and hailed Jones as the winner via unanimous decision.
Dariush V.S. Klose – UFC 248
Beneil Dariush had made the most out of his MMA career after securing the belt via technical knockout decision. It was one of the best fights that happened this year in the UFC 248 as the match only lasted for two rounds. Dariush came out with a heavy overhand left, causing Klose to go down.
Fili V.S. Yusuff – UFC 246
Sodiq Yusuff ended the Featherweight clash via unanimous decision during UFC 246. He defeated Andre Fili, leading him to start his pro-MA career in a 3-0 game run. During the first and second rounds, Fili was controlling the game. However, a more determined Yusuff remained steadfast in the last three rounds, scoring better than his rival.
There are many MMA fights this year that took place and will continue until the end of this year. The UFC games mentioned above are some of the best matches that define what a real MMA game looks like. If you’re not yet a fan, this could be your turning point to love this sport.