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UFC announces first massive fight card for 2024 – Two title fights!



Israel Adesanya Sean Strickland UFC 293

Sean Strickland will be back in action do defend his belt at UFC 297. Photo via Instagram (@ufc)

UFC just announced the line-up for UFC 297, which will be the first pay-per-view card of 2024. The card will take place on Jan. 20 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto

In the main event we will see newly crowned middleweight champion Sean Strickland take on Dricus Du Plessis in his first title defense.

Strickland won the belt after defeating Israel Adesanya in a 25 minute clinic at UFC 293 in September. South Africa’s Du Plessis rides an impressive eight-fight winning streak that includes names like Darren Till, Derek Brunson and former champion Robert Whittaker.

Women’s bantamweight title bout

In the co-main feature we will see top ranked Raquel Pennington and Mayra Bueno Silva square off with the vacant bantamweight title on the line.

The division hasn’t had a champion since Amanda Nunes vacated her belt in June.

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Current line-up for UFC 297

  • Middleweight title bout: Sean Strickland vs. Dricus Du Plessis
  • Women’s bantamweight title bout: Raquel Pennington vs. Mayra Bueno Silva
  • Welterweight bout: Neil Magny vs. Mike Malott
  • Ligth heavyweight bout: Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandr Rakic
  • Featherweight bout: Arnold Allen vs. Movsar Evloev
  • Ligth heavyweight bout: Dominick Reyes vs. Carlos Ulberg
  • Bantamweigh bout: Brad Katona vs. Garrett Armfield
  • Middleweight bout: Chris Curtis vs. Marc-Andre Barriault
  • Featherweigth bout: Charles Jourdain vs. Sean Woodson

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