UFC 211 is lining up to be one of the best cards of the new year. There have been some great matches announced and some decisions that have been questioned by the mixed martial arts community. If you’re new to watching MMA, or an addicted viewer, we’ve got you covered with the fights to watch.
With two titles on the line, could UFC 211 bring light to bigger stars for the UFC? We put together a list of the fights that we are most excited about, as Miocic headlines against the man who beat him last, Junior dos Santos.
Ranking the fights announced for UFC 211
#7: James Vick vs Marco Polo Reyes
Vick is a top prospect to watch in the lightweight division. This matchup with Reyes will be a great stepping stone for him, if he's able to pull off the win. Reyes however, has a win over Dong Hyun Kim at welterweight, so it will be interesting to see how he faces off against "The Texicutioner" when they meet at UFC 211. A win in either corner will be beneficial to their fighting careers. Make sure you keep an eye on this fight, especially with such a stacked card.
#6: Henry Cejudo vs Sergio Pettis
#5: Eddie Alvarez vs Dustin Poirier
#4: Frankie Edgar vs Yair Rodriguez
This is another fight I feel would be higher up on our list, if it weren't up against other amazing matchups. This fight is huge for the featherweight division. Not only should the winner of this fight get a title shot, they should hopefully emerge a star. Rodriguez has a chance to pull off one of the biggest upsets (and he already has big ones under his belt). He could call out the winner of Aldo vs Holloway and it be acceptable. Let's see if Yair can put Mexico on the map again and bring home a belt in the near future.
#3: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Jessica Andrade
#2: Demian Maia vs Jorge Masvidal
#1: Stipe Miocic vs Junior dos Santos