The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread

AboveAverage484

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Fights to catch this weekend:

MMA
UFC (9/5, Las Vegas, NV, ESPN+):
Alistair Overeem vs. Augusto Sakai (Heavyweight)

Boxing
Vacant WBA World Welterweight Title (9/6, Los Angeles, CA, FOX):
Yordenis Ugas vs. Abel Ramos
 

AboveAverage484

Integral Poster
Fights to catch this weekend (quiet slate):

MMA
Bellator (9/11, Uncasville, CT, Paramount/DAZN):
Phil Davis vs. Lyoto Machida (Light Heavyweight)
 

AboveAverage484

Integral Poster
Chimaev got his step up fight against LEON EDWARDS

Welp, now we find out if this guy is for real. I wonder if they already had this lined up when he allegedly turned down the Magny fight. If so, it's funny to go back and read comments from people saying he was dodging Magny when he was really setting up to fight a killer like Edwards.
 

Lord of The Curry

Integral Poster
But he's not. His only moment where he actually looked dangerous is when Seth Baczysnki ran into a punch. He's also benefited from a horrible ranking system, if you look at his wins as a whole in terms of relevance for where guys stand today his best win is Vincente Luque and that was in 2017.
 

Lord of The Curry

Integral Poster
I'm not saying that! Lol. This is obviously a huge step up for Chimaev but Edwards clearly overplayed his hand with the UFC and when they didn't blink and removed him from the rankings he lost all bargaining power and was forced to take this fight. He went from shit-talking a fight against Wonderboy because he was ranked two slots below him to this unproven but obviously very violent prospect.
 
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