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23 Nov 2019, 06:32 IST

UFC 213: Nunes vs Shevchenko
UFC 213: Nunes vs Shevchenko

The UFC 246 card, which is closely rumored to be headlined by Conor McGregor’s return battle in opposition to Donald Cerrone, is slowly but steadily shaping as much as be a stable occasion to kick off the brand new yr.

As per MMAFighting, the promotion is planning to have a heavyweight battle between Aleksei Oleinik (57-13-1) and Maurice Greene (8-3) on the present.

Oleinik final fought in July 2019 and misplaced to Walt Harris by way of KO. The 42-year-old veteran suffered two consecutive losses this yr and is looking out for an enormous win that may get his UFC profession again on observe.

Oleinik will face former Final Fighter Contender Maurice Greene, who’s coming off a TKO loss in opposition to Sergei Pavlovich.

Each the heavyweights must get again into the winner’s column and that serves as the proper hook to construct this battle up.

UFC 246 can even see Maycee Barber tackle Roxanne Modafferi in a Ladies’s Flyweight contest. Nasrat Haqparast and Drew Dober will meet contained in the Octagon for a Light-weight bout whereas Grant Dawson and Chas Skelly are slated to face one another in a Featherweight battle.

The UFC is at the moment negotiating the highly-anticipated showdown between Donald Cerrone and Conor McGregor and an official announcement relating to the identical ought to improve the hype surrounding the occasion, which is scheduled to happen on January 18th on the T-Cell Area.

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