UFC CEO Dana White has revealed a slate of title fights to kick off the organisation’s first quarter of 2024 — and by the seems to be of issues, struggle followers are in for a deal with.
With two world titles on the road this weekend in Madison Sq. Backyard, in addition to Leon Edwards defending his welterweight crown in opposition to Colby Covington subsequent month in Las Vegas, there may be already greater than sufficient to sit up for earlier than 2023 is out, however subsequent 12 months additionally seems to be set to kick off with a bang.
Up first, at UFC 297 in January, the newly-crowned welterweight champion Sean Strickland will defend his title in opposition to top-ranked middleweight Dricus du Plessis — who lastly will get his title bout after profitable a prime contender bout in opposition to Robert Whittaker in July.
Subsequent up, at February’s UFC 298, featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski will look to rebound from his second unsuccessful bid to say the UFC light-weight championship from Islam Makhachev when he fights Ilia Topuria.
And eventually for Q1 of 2024, bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley will rematch Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera along with his 135-pound world title up for grabs in what shall be a rematch of O’Malley’s sole profession defeat thus far.
UFC 297 will happen in Toronto, Canada on January 20, 2024, however the promotion has but to disclose the dates and places of the 2 pay-per-view occasions to observe in February and March.
Along with the Strickland vs. Du Plessis struggle which is able to prime UFC 297, the occasion will even characteristic a struggle to contest the vacant girls’s bantamweight title between Mayra Bueno Silva and Raquel Pennington.