UFC 231 will begin on 9 December 2018 at the Scotiabank Arena in Canada. The UFC 231 is the most anticipated event since it will be featuring the main event under the Featherweight championship which is being defended by one of the best strikers in the world, Max Holloway against the rising undefeated star Brian Ortega.
As of 6 December, Holloway is ranked as the No. 5 pound-for-pound fighter by the UFC He has not been in the Octagon due to a variety of issues. Ortega has won 13 straight fights and is ranked as the No. 1 fighter in the Featherweight Championship.
After several analysis and questioning, the UFC has finally come to a point where the main event for the UFC 231 has been set as Max Holloway vs Brian Ortega. Who will win the bout?
Where can I watch UFC 231 Online?
The live action of the UFC 231 events can be watched on BT Sports app and BTSport.com. The Early Preliminary Card of the events can be seen on Fight Pass, while the Preliminary Card will be streamed on Fox Sports 1. The headlined event of the night will be available on pay-per-view.
The viewers in India can watch the live telecast on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD on a pay-per-view basis. The match will also be broadcasted live on Sony Liv App.
The defending Featherweight champion Holloway will be defending his title for the first time in more than a year. He is also known as “Blessed”, who won the interim featherweight belt by defeating Anthony Pettis at UFC 206 in December 2016.
He moved forward to fight against the featherweight legend Jose Aldo at UFC 212 in June 2017 which resulted in a third-round TKO (punches). The American professional fighter Ortega had his previous bout against Edgar on 4 March, which resulted in a first-round knockout win for Ortega.
Ortega is currently on a winning streak of 13 straight wins and 1 No Contest. Without any doubts, Ortega will be expecting to finish the fight to the mat (seven submission victories), whereas Holloway will try to keep it standing.
As UFC 231’s co-main event, Joanna Jedrzejczyk will take on Valentina Shevchenko which can be considered as the greatest women’s title fight in the history of the UFC. Fighter Jedrzejczyk is one of the best 115-pound female fighters the sport has ever seen and she will be fighting against the woman who many believe the all-time champion of the 125-pound division Shevchenko.
These two fighters have already met twice in the Muay Thai ring, with Shevchenko having won both the contests. This is their third meet and who will come out on the top in this UFC title fight?
The other fights fixed for the event include the grappling ace Gunnar Nelson square off with Brazilian power-packed fighter Alex Oliveira and Thiago Santos will be fighting against Manuwa in a clash of Light Heavyweight knockout on the pay-per-view (PPV) main card.
Shared below is the complete list of the UFC 231 events as it is confirmed at this point.
|Featherweight||Max Holloway (c)||def.||Brian Ortega||TKO (doctor stoppage)||4||5:00|
|Women’s Flyweight||Valentina Shevchenko||def.||Joanna Jędrzejczyk||Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)||5||5:00|
|Welterweight||Gunnar Nelson||def.||Alex Oliveira||Submission (rear-naked choke)||2||4:17|
|Featherweight||Hakeem Dawodu||def.||Kyle Bochniak||Decision (split) (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Thiago Santos||def.||Jimi Manuwa||KO (punch)||2||0:41|
|Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Women’s Strawweight||Nina Ansaroff||def.||Cláudia Gadelha||Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Gilbert Burns||def.||Olivier Aubin-Mercier||Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Women’s Flyweight||Jessica Eye||def.||Katlyn Chookagian||Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Elias Theodorou||def.||Eryk Anders||Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Bantamweight||Brad Katona||def.||Matthew Lopez||Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Dhiego Lima||def.||Chad Laprise||KO (punch)||1||1:37|
|Lightweight||Carlos Diego Ferreira||def.||Kyle Nelson||TKO (punches)||2||1:23|
|Light Heavyweight||Aleksandar Rakić||def.||Devin Clark||TKO (punches)||1||4:05|