UFC 287 is set to start, and the organization has already stacked the first quarter with high-octane matches. The latest one to be added to the list is Luana Pinheiro vs. Michelle Waterson-Gomez.
Set for April 8, the match will be broadcast on ESPN, the official partner of MMA Fighting. Currently reigning at 18-10, Waterson is ranked 12th among the strawweights. The 37-year-old is in a tough spot as the fighter has dropped four times out of five in the UFC. Even Waterson’s win against Angela Hill was controversial with a split decision.
On the other hand, Pinheiro stands at 10-1, emerging as one of the most promising prospects. The 29-year-old hails from Brazil and reigns at 3-0 under Zuffa. The fighter beat Stephanie Frausto in the first round back in 2020.
The win at the Contender Series won Pinheiro a contract, which was followed by consecutive wins against Randa Markos and Sam Hughes.
There has not been much information revealed regarding UFC 287’s official location. However, fans have already been delighted with matches like Adrian Yanez vs. Rob Font and Lupita Godinez vs. Cynthia Calvillo, and are becoming curious to place wagers on these matches at the best MMA betting sites online.
Aside from the stacked fights, the UFC has come under fire for the situation with Francis Ngannou. The heavyweight champion was recently let go of his contract with the UFC, as announced by Dana White, the UFC President.
Jon Jones will now compete against Ciryl Gane for the heavyweight championship at UFC 285. As the championship is presently unclaimed, fans anticipate a fierce contest. While fans prepare for UFC 285, anticipation for UFC 287 is also rising.