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All You Need to Know about UFC 245 in Las Vegas

On December 14, get ready for UFC in Vegas at UFC 245. Scores will be settled at this popular mixed martial arts event put on by the Ultimate Fighting Championship coming to the T-Mobile Arena for a night of epic bouts and three championship titles on the line. With welterweight, featherweight, bantamweight, and flyweight divisions competing, this night is a must-see for any MMA fan.

Catch exciting showdowns like welterweight champion Kamaru Usman vs rival Colby Covington, featherweight champion Max Holloway vs Alexander Volkanovski, women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes vs Germaine de Randamie, and more. Read on to learn more about the UFC 245 fighters and how to watch this exciting event when visiting the city.

 

Las Vegas UFC 245 Fight Card: Title Bouts

 

Welterweight Title Bout

 

  • Kamaru Usman: Welterweight champion, 14 fight win streak, 6 wins by knockout, 6 wins by decision
    “The Nigerian Nightmare” is a Nigerian-born mixed martial artist who is currently the UFC Welterweight Champion. Usman began wrestling in high school and wrestled at William Penn University and the University of Nebraska at Kearney during his college career. In college, he earned the NCAA Division II All-American honors 3 years in a row and became the NCAA Division II national champion in 2010. After beginning his professional MMA career in 2012, Usman went on to win The Ultimate Fighter 21 which led to a UFC contract in 2015.

 

  • Colby Covington: #2 Welterweight, 7 fight win streak, 4 wins by submission, 7 wins by decision
    Colby “Chaos” Covington is a California-born mixed martial artist. Currently ranked #2 in the UFC welterweight rankings, Covington wrestled all four years in high school in Oregon and went on to win the 165lb national junior college wrestling title while at Iowa Central Community College, and transferred to Oregon State University where he became a collegiate wrestling All-American and a two-time Pac-10 Conference Champion. Covington went professional in 2012 after training at American Top Team, and went on to sign with the UFC in 2014.

 

Fighters Participating in Event for UFC in Vegas

 

Featherweight Title Bout

 

  • Max Holloway: Featherweight champion, 1 fight win streak, 10 wins by knockout, 2 title defenses
    Max “Blessed” Holloway is an American mixed martial artist from Hawaii. Holloway started his fighting journey when he picked up kickboxing in high school. Today, he trains out of Gracie Technics and Legacy Muay Thai. In 2012, Holloway became the youngest fighter on the UFC roster at the age of 20 and has since fought in a number of UFC events along with defending the Featherweight title three times.

 

  • Alexander Volkanovski: #1 Featherweight, 17 fight win streak, 11 wins by knockout, 3 wins by submission
    Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski is a mixed martial artist and kickboxer from Australia. Volkanovski was previously the Australian Fighting Championship Featherweight champion and is now currently ranking #1 in the UFC featherweight rankings. He has a history in rugby in Australia and combat sport in the Oceania region of Asia, and signed on with the UFC in 2016.

 

Women’s Bantamweight Title Bout

 

  • Ananda Nunes: Women’s bantamweight champion, 9 fight win streak, 13 wins by knockout, 3 wins by submission
    “The Lioness” is a mixed martial artist from Brazil. Nunes has a long history in different styles, including karate, boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and MMA and has won numerous “Female Fighter of the Year” awards. She currently holds the championship title for both the women’s bantamweight and featherweight divisions, making her the first woman in UFC history to become a two-division champion and to hold two simultaneous titles.

 

  • Germaine de Randamie: #1 Women’s bantamweight, 4 fight win streak, 3 wins by knockout, 5 wins by decision
    “The Iron Lady”is a Dutch mixed martial artist with a background in kickboxing and Muay Thai. She is the first woman to hold the title of UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion in 2017 and is currently ranked #1 in women’s bantamweight rankings. De Randamie moved from the featherweight division to participate in the bantamweight division, and is tied with Ronda Rousey for the fastest knockout in UFC Women’s Bantamweight division.

 

Arena for Professional MMA Fighting

 

Las Vegas UFC 245 Fight Card: Bouts

 

Welterweight Bout

  • Matt Brown
  • Ben Saunders

 

Women’s Flyweight Bout

  • #2 Jessica Eye
  • #6 Viviane Araujo

 

Flyweight Bout

  • #6 Brandon Moreno
  • #7 Kai Kara-France

 

Middleweight Bout

  • Punahele Soriano
  • Oskar Piechota

 

Where to Watch UFC 245 Las Vegas 

The first step to watching the fight is making sure you have a place to stay in Vegas. Book a room at the Golden Gate Hotel to enjoy Downtown Las Vegas while in town for the fight. If you want to attend the live event, UFC 245 will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on December 14 starting at 3:00pm. Be sure to buy your UFC Las Vegas tickets to catch the fight event of the year!

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