MMASucka brings you the live results of UFC 297.
Two Title Fights in Toronto
Israel Adesanya, the UFC’s superstar middleweight champion will not be fighting for his title this year. Sean Strickland, the newly crowned middleweight champion, defends his title against Dricus du Plessis at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
This marks Strickland’s very first title defense after dominating Adesanya in Australia last September. The American is aiming for his fourth straight victory over Du Plessis who is undefeated inside the Octagon. Du Plessis is coming into his first UFC championship fight with a six-fight winning streak. He’ll look to bring the belt back to South Africa.
New blood runs through the women’s bantamweight division as well as Mayra Bueno Silva battles Raquel Pennington. For ‘Rocky’, this isn’t her first title shot as she fought and lost to Amanda Nunes in 2018. Pennington will get a chance to wear UFC Gold after Nunes, the long-time champion, retired in June.
On the other hand, Bueno Silva hopes to keep the women’s bantamweight belt in Brazil. The #3 ranked competitor is coming off of a submission victory over former UFC titleholder Holly Holm that was later overturned.