Cross your fingers, rub your rabbit’s foot, or knock on wood; we need all the help we can get ahead of Max Holloway vs Brian Ortega at UFC 231.
The featherweight title bout that was originally scheduled for UFC 226 was scrapped due to Holloway’s health problems, so the wait has been longer than most would have liked.
But as Toronto gets set to host two title fights on Sunday, December 9, we look to be on track for one of the most exciting fights in recent memory.
One of those fights that fans call for, but rarely get.
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Holloway, the champion, hasn’t fought since December 2017, but is riding a 12-fight win streak, while Ortega, 6-0 (1NC) in the UFC, is fighting for the first time since his March demolition job of Frankie Edgar.
Meanwhile in the co-main event, we have two legitimate killers going toe-to-toe for the women’s flyweight title.
Valentina Shevchenko takes on Joanna Jedrzejczyk in a fight that was initially called off, and then re-booked for Canada, after Dana White thankfully decided against the Shevchenko vs. Eubanks main event at UFC 230.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of UFC 231!
WHERE AND WHEN
Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada will play host to UFC 231.
Holloway v Ortega will be aired in Australia on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The early prelims will begin at 10.15am (AEDT), with the televised prelims at 12am, and the main card getting underway at 2pm.
HOW CAN I WATCH IT?
Australian viewers can purchase UFC 231 for $54.95 on Main Event.
Pre-fight and prelim bout coverage will feature on Fox Sports 503 from 10.30am (AEDT) on Sunday.
Foxsports.com.au will feature a live blog throughout the day, with video reports of the main action provided ASAP. You can follow every bout in our FIGHT TRACKER.
Max Holloway v Brian Ortega — featherweight title
Valentina Shevchenko v Joanna Jedrzejczyk — flyweight title
Alex Oliveira v Gunnar Nelson — welterweight
Hakeem Dawodu v Kyle Bochniak — featherweight
Jimi Manuwa v Thiago Santos — light heavyweight
Claudia Gadelha v Nina Ansaroff — strawweight
Olivier Aubin-Mercier v Gilbert Burns — lightweight
Katlyn Chookagian v Jessica Eye — flyweight
Elias Theodorou v Eryk Anders — middleweight
Brad Katona v Matthew Lopez — bantamweight
Chad Laprise v Dhiego Lima — welterweight
Diego Ferreira v Kyle Nelson — lightweight
Devin Clark v Aleksander Rakic — light heavyweight