UFC 228: Preview, Predictions & Tickets
UFC 228 is one of the more hyped events of the MMA schedule so far this year, and rightfully so! With an exciting card that will featured a Men’s Welterweight Championship between current champ Tyron Woodley and Darren Till, as well as the UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship bout between current champ Nicco Montano and Valentina Shevchenko. Here’s everything you need to know about the big event.
Where and When is UFC 228
The fights will be on Saturday, Sept. 8 in Dallas, at none other than American Airlines Center. The gorgeous venue in the heart of the Big-D should draw massive crowds, but ticket prices are still easily attainable if you are planning to be in East Texas.
Who Will Be on the UFC 228 Fight Card?
The headline bout will be the Woodley/Till match, and the Montano/Shevchenko will be the co-headliner. There is also a featherweight bout scheduled between Zabit Magomedsharipov and Brandon Davis, the latter of whom is stepping in for Ultimate Fighter: Latin America Champ Yair Rodriguez who pulled out due to injury. Jessica Andrade will take on Karolina Kowalkiewicz in a Women’s Strawweight brawl, and rounding out the undercard will feature welterweights Abdul Razak Alhassan and Niko Price.
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UFC 228 Predictions
The headliner match should be an interesting one, with Woodley’s reputation for wearing down opponents with quick yet powerful blows contrasting with Till’s looser style and unpredictability. Woodley has more skill and strength, and he is in better shape, so he should win, though Till has a legit chance of an upset.
As for the ladies, Montano should theoretically be able to handle Shevchenko easily due to her combination of speed, power, and ability to hang on through high levels of punishment. Shevchenko, however, is no slouch, and her speed is legendary, earning her the nickname of “Bullet.” If Montano can keep the bout traditional and focused on power and technique she’ll take it, but if Shevchenko can keep things upright and stay out of reach she may just pull it off.
For the three undercards, we’re taking Magomedsharipov over Davis, though Davis may be hungrier, Kowalkiewicz over Andrade due to her pure unmatched athleticism, and Alhassan will likely utilize his home field advantage to take Price down.
Where to Watch UFC 228
Of course the best way to watch the fights is in person, with ticket prices starting at under $100. Barring that, the main card will be on Pay Per View, with the Preliminaries showing on FX and the Early Preliminaries available with the UFC Fight Pass. This will be one for the books, so be sure that you don’t miss it.