UFC 248 And UFC London Finally Get Main Events
The big fight announcements keep on coming. Days ahead of UFC 246, the promotion has confirmed main events for UFC 248 and UFC London. Israel Adesanya will defend his middleweight title against Yoel Romero in the UFC 248 main event. While Leon Edwards will welcome Tyron Woodley to the UK, in the main event at UFC London.
Earlier on today, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto confirmed that Romero will challenge Adesanya at UFC 248. The announcement came within a day of UFC president Dana White stating that Paulo Costa was healthy again and wanted to face ‘The Last Stylebender’ on the Las Vegas card.
And just moments ago, Okamoto confirmed that Edwards and and Woodley would headline the UFC’s London show. ‘The Chosen One’ had initially dismissed the idea of fighting ‘Rocky’ in his home country but on Christmas Day, took to social media to express his interest in the fight.
UFC 248 goes down at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 8th. In the co-main event, Zhang Weili will defend her strawweight title against the former champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
UFC London goes down at the O2 Arena, in London, England on March 21st. Speaking this week, Dana said that Darren Till will return on either this card or UFC 248. And after Robert Whittaker withdrew from his middleweight clash with Jared Cannonier at UFC 248, it is believed that the UFC is looking to book Till vs Cannonier.
What do you think of the Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero and Leon Edwards vs Tyron Woodley main events?