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UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier preview

UFC fight fans are going to be in for a treat on July 2, as UFC 276 will provide them with a fight card that is as impressive as any other to have been compiled by the organization for some time!

Indeed, many will know that the headline fight for this event is the bout between Isreal Adesanya and Jared Cannonier for the UFC World Middleweight Championship, but there is also another main event on the card that will see two competitors fight for another title!

This article will provide you with everything that you need to know about the upcoming event, while also looking to provide you with some odds and predictions about what may happen when the two fighters square up against each other inside the famed Octagon on July 2!

Where and when does UFC 276 take place?

As we know, UFC 276 will take place on July 2, with the event taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be broadcasted in the United States on Pay Per View, although fans will be able to watch the preliminaries on ESPN.

What fights are on the card?

There is a total of 13 fights scheduled to take place on the upcoming card, with the following slated for the night:

  • Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Jared Cannonier for the World Middleweight Championship
  • Alexander Volkanovksi (c) vs. Max Holloway for the World Featherweight Championship
  • Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira
  • Miesha Tate vs. Lauren Murphy
  • Pedro Munhoz vs. Sean O’Malley
  • Brad Riddell vs. Jalin Turner
  • Robbie Lawler vs. Bryan Barberena
  • Jessica Eye vs. Maycee Barber
  • Ian Garry vs. Gabe Green
  • Uriah Hall vs. Andre Muniz
  • Jim Miller vs. Bobby Green
  • Brad Tavares vs. Dricus Du Plessis
  • Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Julija Stoliarenko

Adesanya vs. Cannonier is the headline event

Naturally, many fans will be tuning in to UFC 276 to watch the best fighters go against each other, which is why there is a lot of interest in the headline event of this card.

Adesanya and Cannonier will go head to head in five 5-minute rounds inside the Octagon to come out as the World Middleweight Champion. “The Last Stylebender” is the current champion, and with a record of 22-1-0 in his professional career, many are expecting him to come out victorious.

In fact, according to the available UFC betting odds, Adesanya has been priced at -360 to come out on top against Cannonier, who has been provided with odds of +270. However, it is worth noting that the American fighter is an accomplished UFC star; boasting a record of 15-5-0.

Both men have won their last two fights after suffering a defeat via unanimous decision, the current champion is one that many are backing at this stage.

Volkanovski vs. Holloway is the third time it has happened

The contest between Volkanovski and Holloway is another bout that many UFC fans will want to see, as it will see the pair compete against each other for the third time. The last two fights that were contested between the duo ended in a decision win for Volkanovski, but the American Holloway will be hoping that the third time’s the charm.

However, many are backing the Australian to come out on top, with the Champion priced at -190. This is perhaps due to the fact that he has an impressive 24-1-0 record. Nonetheless, the fighter out of Hawaii has been priced at +150, thus not completely out of the contest. It is perhaps important to note that his 23-6-0 record is impressive, but two of those defeats were to his opponent on July 2.

Notwithstanding, this bout certainly appears to be one that will provide excellent UFC action, as both of the previous fights between the two competitors went the distance and required a decision.

Final Thoughts

Naturally, the two title fights will be the biggest events of the night, but there are some other bouts that will really capture the fans’ interest.

Although we have only looked at two of the fights on the stacked 13-fight card, there is no denying that UFC 276 has all the ingredients to be a memorable event and one that can provide fans with all the action that they crave from inside the octagon.