The fourth of five straight shows in Las Vegas this month, UFC on ESPN 11 had the potential to land either Curtis Blaydes or Alexander Volkov in the thick of the title hunt.
UFC on ESPN 11 (UFC Vegas 3, and the fourth straight show the promotion has hosted in Las Vegas, counting UFC 250) went down Saturday night at the Apex. The card was anchored by a pair of heavyweight contenders in Alexander Volkov and Curtis Blaydes. The winner of that bout would inch closer to a title shot in a division that finally seemed ready to get moving again.
Of course, Francis Ngannou seemed to have the next title shot locked up. But with Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier 3 booked for August, there were any number of possibilities looming. Including a vacant belt, should the winner of that fight retire.
In the co-main event in Vegas on Saturday, a pair of featherweights looking to break into the top of the weight class threw down. Josh Emmett and Shane Burgos were both looking to work their way into the top five. A win for either might not land them right there, but quite likely they’d be awfully close.
Also featured on the UFC on ESPN 11 card were names like Roxanne Modafferi, Lyman Good, Gillian Robertson, Glay Guida, and Jim Miller.
Following Saturday’s event, tune in for the post-fight press conference live stream, which can be viewed above. Dana White, and the night’s key winners, are expected to be in attendance to give their thoughts on the evening.