UFC 228 takes place on Saturday, September 8, 2018 in the American Airlines Arena Center at Dallas, Texas.
The principal card airs live on pay-per-view starting 10 p.m. ET following the FS1 prelims.
Two title fights top UFC 228, a card that also features some of the best girls in the game. Welterweight kingpin Tyron Woodley will eventually return to defend his title against kickboxer Darren Till in a timeless wrestler vs. striker matchup. Till has been the hottest 170-pounder in 2018, and the brash Brit tests himself against the best.
Valentina Shevchenko was tabbed as a future 125-pound champ as soon as the UFC created the weight class. But present winner Nicco Montano has had a litany of minor injuries that kept her from competing. Of course, that devolved into accusations of ducking, however, Montano is finally healthy and ready to throw down.
Jessica Andrade vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz is pretty much a title eliminator. KK has the distinction of being the fighter to be current champ Rose Namajunas, while there are a lot of fans that think Andrade would bulldoze against the champ. With no context, I’m always down to see Andrade bomb and piledrive away.
Let’s not leave the guys either: a featherweight matchup between Yair Rodriguez and Zabit Magomedsharipov is so hot right now. Both dudes fight as they’re living in the matrix, throwing high-flying kicks and spinning sh*t with reckless abandon. It’s a fight that Zabit has been asking for, and after some drama with Dana White, Yair is responsible for the win. This really is among the most electrifying matchups of the year.
Who else? John Dodson takes on Jimmie Rivera at a competition with large bantamweight stakes. Rivera is a person who had been knocking on the door to a title shot, but a quick reduction to Marlon Moraes finished a 20-fight winning streak, together with the hopes of challenging for the strap anytime soon.
Have a peek at a few of the fights under, and then log into the sportsbook to observe the lines for every single fight on the card. Be sure to check in during combat week to get comprehensive betting previews. We have UFC chances from BookMaker.eu if they’ve been published.