The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, this weekend for UFC Vegas. That wasn’t always the case, however. Originally planned for Shanghai, China, the event fell apart to some degree when the rumored Petr Yan vs. Song Yadong booking didn’t materialize. Chris Gutierrez took over, but both the event and the Road to UFC The finalists all went to Sin City.
The Apex will be closing its doors for the last time in 2023. Let’s dig into all the main card fights leading up to the co-main event:
Flyweight: Sumudaerji vs. Tim Elliott
Best Win for Sumudaerji? Andre Soukhamthath For Elliott? Tagir Ulanbekov
Current Streak Both men lost their final bout
X-Factor: Elliott took over the fight in just a couple of days!
What do these two things have in common? It’s still a great battle!
It’s been far too long since Sumudaerji was last in the Octagon. He put on a great fight against Matt Schnell in July 2022. It was a back and forth battle that showed off his dynamic and powerful kickboxing. Elliott is a veteran of the division and a scrappy, awkward striker ….