The UFC go back to pay-per-view on Saturday, March 7, as Israel Adesanya safeguards his middleweight championship versus Yoel Romero in the main event of UFC 248 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Adesanya (18 -0) revealed why he’s possibly the next big thing in the UFC, raking through Robert Whittaker inside 2 rounds at UFC 243 to end up being the undeniable 185- pound champ at Marvel Arena in Melbourne, Australia in October.
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Adesanya was anticipated to handle leading competitor Paulo Costa for his first titledefense Costa had to go through surgical treatment, and most likely won’ t return till the starting part of summertime. The vibrant 30- year-old wasn’t in the state of mind to linger and wished to get back at it. When Adesanya looked around the division, one name adhered to him that he desired more than anybody else.
“Pretty much, he’s (Romero) a guy no one wants to fight, so that makes me want to fight him even more,” Adesanya informed YahooSports “I want to know, ‘Why is everyone so scared of this human?’ He is human. At the end of the day, he’s just another guy who bleeds if you cut him. He sweats. He gasses out. I don’t gas out.”
Despite the champ’s thinking, choosing Romero (13 -4) for Adesanya’s first title defense has actually been slammed in numerous circles due to the fact that he’s lost back-to-back tilts and 3 of his last 4 to Whittaker ( two times) and Costa with a win over Luke Rockhold sandwiched in between. The 2000 Olympic silver medalist has actually been set up for 3 championship battles however wound up just remaining in among them due to the fact that Romero missed out on weight versus Rockhold at UFC 221 and the Whittaker rematch at UFC225
Handling the hard-nosed veteran is a great test to see where Adesanya’s really at. Despite the fact that Romero’s been on a current skid, the losses were close adequate to where a case can be made for the Cuban winning.
Can Romero maximize what is anticipated to be his last championship chance? Or does “The Last Style Bender” start his reign with a strong efficiency?
Here’s whatever you need to learn about Adesanya vs. Romero at UFC 248, including its beginning time, expense, streaming information, and the rest of the battles on the card.
When is UFC 248?
- Date: Saturday, March. 7
- Early prelims: 6: 30 p.m. ET
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
- Main card: 10 p.m. ET
UFC 247 will happen Saturday, March 7, with pay-per-view protection starting at 10 p.m. ET. Anticipate Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero to go into the Octagon around 12: 15 a.m. ET following the remainder of the main card.
UFC 248 PPV expense, TELEVISION, streaming information
The main card pay-per-view can be bought for $6499 for ESPN+ customers. Every UFC PPV can be purchased through ESPN+, which needs a membership.
Where is UFC 248 happening?
UFC 248 happens at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Adesanya’s completes in “Sin City” for the second time and this bout marks his first time at the place. Romero goes back to Vegas for the 4th time, with this being his second battle at T-Mobile Arena.
Adesanya vs. Romero odds
According to Bovada’s most current odds, Adesanya is the preferred, being available in at -270, signaling that you ‘d need to wager $270 to win $100 Romero is a +210 underdog, suggesting if you were to wager $100, you would net $210
UFC 248 battle card
- Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero for Adesanya’s middleweight title
- Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk for Weili’s women’s strawweight title
- Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose; Lightweight
- Neil Magny vs. Li Jingliang; Welterweight
- Alex Oliveira vs. Max Griffin; Welterweight
- Sean O’Malley vs. Jose Alberto Quinonez; Bantamweight
- Mark Madsen vs. Austin Hubbard; Lightweight
- Rodolfo Vieira vs. Saparbek Safarov; Middleweight
- Gerald Meerschaert vs. Deron Winn; Middleweight