By: Julio Olmo
Saturday night, for the third time in eight days, UFC fighters will be making the walk to the Octagon inside the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
The absence of cheering crowds-fans has definitely enhanced the noises in the Octagon.
Combat fighting sports like Boxing, MMA, and UFC, require fans to have a degree of tolerance, but even UFC’s president, Dana White, and several other voices in the sports industry have noticed that the intensity has clearly Gone Up several notches.
This overly used cliché is now very much fitting.
“I’m Here For The Violence!”
— UFC (@ufc) May 14, 2020
Headlined by the rescheduled heavyweight clash between Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris – who are combined 36 KO+TKO, originally slated to take place in Washington, D.C. last December.
Supported by a pivotal strawweight clash between Claudia Gadelha and Angela Hill and the featherweight debut of Edson Barboza, who squares off with Dan Ige, this weekend’s fight card is flush with exciting and intriguing pairings.
Included in those matchups are relative newcomers who competed on the Contender Series and are looking to use this fight card as a chance to connect with the UFC audience and propel themselves forward to bigger and better fights as the year moves on.