UFC 296: Tony Ferguson vs Paddy Pimblett officially added to the card

Dana White recently announced new fights to the UFC 296 card!

by Aryan Lakhani
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UFC 296: Tony Ferguson vs Paddy Pimblett officially added to the card
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UFC fans are in for a treat; the upcoming event UFC 296 promises to be one of the best cards of the year as it is stacked with intense match ups. The fights are scheduled to take place on the 16th of December at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Here’s what the card looks like so far:

  • Main event: Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington (title fight)
  • Co-Main event: Alexandre Pantoja vs Brandon Rovyal (title fight)
  • Tony Ferguson vs Paddy Pimblett (lightweight bout)
  • Shavkat Rakhmonov vs Stephen Thompson (welterweight bout)
Watch Dana White making the news official below:

Tony Ferguson is on a downward spiral

Tony Ferguson is on a terrifying losing streak; no one would have expected him to lose for 4 years straight.

He is on a 6 match losing streak; his fans will be hoping for him to break out of it against Paddy Pimblett. However, It is worth knowing that Paddy Pimbeltt is no easy opponent; it could turn out to be a very tough challenge for Tony Ferguson.

It’s a must win for Ferguson if he aspires to elevate his fight game. On the flip side, Paddy Pimblett is undefeated in the UFC and is currently on a 4 match winning streak; he has a professional MMA record of 20-3. A win for Pimblett will be huge as it will allow him to seamlessly propel further and fight other well-known/high ranked opponents from the lightweight division.

Shavkat Rakhmonov vs Stephen Thompson is a very exciting fight, but that rules out Kamaru Usman vs Stephen Thompson. Usman has a wide list of options to pick from, and it will be very interesting to see the choice he makes for his comeback fight; from the looks of it, 2024 seems to be the year when we will see the 'Nigerian Nightmare' return.

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