The underrated fights to watch at UFC 241 in Anaheim, California
UFC 241 features several underrated fights to watch.
On Saturday, August 17th, the UFC will be making its way to Anaheim, California for UFC 241: Cormier vs Miocic 2.
In the main event of UFC 241, heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will be defending his title against former champion, Stipe Miocic. A rematch in the making since the conclusion of their first fight, back in July of 2018.
Here are the underrated fights to watch on the card:
Sabina Mazo vs Shana Dobson
In this UFC Women’s Flyweight bout, Colombia-native Sabina ‘Colombian Queen’ Mazo will be taking on Texas-native Shana ‘Danger’ Dobson.
Mazo holds a professional record of 6-1, including 2 knockouts and 4 decisions. She recently made her UFC debut against Maryna Moroz, which she lost via unanimous decision. Prior to that, she was on a 6-fight win streak, which included 4 unanimous decisions and 2 knockouts via head kick. Both of which were first-round knockouts.
Her opponent, Dobson, holds a professional record of 3-2, including 1 knockout and 2 decisions. In her first UFC appearance, she scored a second-round TKO win over Ariel Beck at the TUF 26 Finale. In her most recent fight, she made her official UFC debut against Lauren Mueller, which she lost via unanimous decision. Prior to that, she was 3-1 in her first 4 professional fights, with her only loss being to former UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion, Nicco Montano.
Both of these women have started their UFC careers at 0-1. Let’s see what they bring to the table under the bright lights in this underrated fight to watch.
Devonte Smith vs Khama Worthy
In this UFC Lightweight bout, Devonte ‘King Kage’ Smith will be taking on Khama ‘The Deathstar’ Worthy in what will be a short-notice fight.
Smith was originally supposed to fight Clay Collard but Collard was forced to withdraw from the fight, for unknown reasons.
Smith holds a professional record of 10-1, including 9 knockouts and 1 submission. He has one win from DWTNCS, which was a first-round knockout. He is 2-0 in the UFC right now, both of which are first-round knockouts. He’s currently on a 6-fight win streak, including four first-round knockouts, a fourth-round TKO and another first-round submission.
His opponent, UFC debut Khama Worthy, holds a professional record of 14-6. That record includes 8 knockouts, 2 submissions, and 4 decisions. He’s currently riding a 5-fight win streak, which includes two third-round knockouts, a second-round submission, and two unanimous decisions. His most recent fight was on July 27th, where he scored a third-round knockout. This fight with Smith is just about three weeks out from that. He has accepted this fight on just one-weeks notice.
Both of these guys are absolute warriors. Smith has been on a tear in the UFC and in his career overall. Worthy may be a rookie in the UFC but he has proven himself a threat on the regional circuit.
We’ll see what happens when these two enter the Octagon this Saturday in Anaheim!
Manny Bermudez vs Casey Kenney
In this UFC Men’s Bantamweight bout, Massachusetts-native Manny ‘The Bermudez Triangle’ will be going to war with Arizona-native Casey Kenney.
Bermudez holds a professional record of 14-0 and 11 of those wins come by way of submission. He is currently riding a 14-fight win streak, undefeated in his professional career thus far. 11 of his 14 wins have been first-round finishes. In his last three fights, he has had two first-round submissions and a second-round submission. All three of those wins together bring his UFC record to 3-0 so far.
His opponent, Casey Kenney, holds a professional record of 12-1, including 2 knockouts, 4 submissions, and 6 decisions. He’s currently riding a 5-fight win streak, including 4 unanimous decisions and a first-round knockout. He is currently 1-0 in the UFC. In his most recent fight, he made his UFC debut against former UFC Flyweight title challenger, Ray Borg. Kenney won the fight by unanimous decision.
Both of these men are steadily rising up the rankings within the UFC. They’re both still building their names by stacking up wins over tough competition.
Don’t miss out on all of the action at UFC 241. These underrated fights to watch will be LIVE from Anaheim, California and ONLY available on PPV!
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