The first pay-per-view occasion of 2022 has it’s first addition – and it’s an enormous battle for the middleweight division.
Top contenders Derek Brunson and Jared Cannonier will collide Jan. 22 at a yet-to-be-announced occasion anticipated to be UFC 270. No location or venue has been finalized right now.
Two folks with information of the matchup confirmed the reserving Monday to MMA Junkie however requested to stay nameless because the promotion has but to make an official announcement.
Brunson (23-7 MMA, 17-6 UFC) rides a five-fight profitable streak into one of many greatest alternatives of his profession. The latest stretch of success contains victories over Elias Theodorou, Ian Heinisch, Edmen Shahbazyan, Kevin Holland, and most just lately, Darren Till.
Cannonier (14-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) enters the battle a winner of 4 of his most up-to-date 5 outings. Outside of a loss to Robert Whittaker two fights in the past, Cannonier has racked up wins over David Branch, Anderson Silva, Jack Hermansson, and most just lately, Kevlin Gastelum.
While not official, UFC president Dana White has indicated the promotion is eying a middleweight title battle (doubtlessly for January) between champion Israel Adesanya and former champion Robert Whittaker, although persistent COVID-19 journey points may come into play.
No different fights have been introduced for UFC 270 right now.