Quick Look at UFC Fight Night 98

Rafael dos AnjosThe Ultimate Fighting Championship is headed to Mexico City, Mexico for the third time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs Ferguson. The the card be featuring 12 bouts and both main and preliminary card start times are TBA. If interested in wagering on any bouts for this fight card, all betting lines will be made available at Several Bookmakers. Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will be taking on TUF 13 winner Tony Ferguson. It will be the ex-champs first bout since losing his title to Eddie Alvarez via first round knockout back in July. This is a scrap many fight fans are highly anticipating, as it could very easily have been a title fight earlier in the year. Surely the victor of this main event bout scheduled for five rounds will be next in line to take on the victor of UFC 205’s Eddie Alvarez vs Conor McGregor title fight. Ferguson rides a very impressive eight fight winning streak; he will be looking to extend it to nine, while parlaying it into a title shot. In a potential co-main event of the evening, TUF 1 winner Diego Sanchez will be looking to bounce back into the win column following a first round knockout loss to Joe Lauzon back in July at UFC 200, and he will look to do so by taking out former Bellator lightweight tournament winner Marcin Held, who is set to make his UFC debut. Sanchez vs Held is a match-up that has peaked fan interest and nobody is sure what to expect from this outing. The main thing to take note of is how Sanchez fairs following his last bout, which was the worst outing of his professional mixed martial arts career. After his fight against BJ Penn fell apart, former UFC featherweight title challenger Ricardo “The BullY” Lamas has been rescheduled to this card, where he will square off against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira. This should be a very fun fight at 145-pounds and I am personally looking forward to it. I think it will be a solid contender come time for the evening’s ‘Fight of the Night’ honors. Also, lightweights Beneil Dariush and Rashid Magomedov will go toe to toe in an effort to continue their climb up the UFC’s 155-pound ladder; and making her UFC debut, undefeated Invica FC veteran will be taking on Heather Jo Clark in a women’s strawweight affair. It should be an exciting night of mixed martial arts action in Mexico City.

Written by Gabe Killian

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