Month promises! See the most anticipated duels in July in MMA and boxing

The seventh month of 2024 arrives with two UFC belt fights, a crucial duel between Brazilians and stars in boxing action; know more

T. Aspinall and L. Edwards will be the protagonists of UFC 304 (Photo: Twitter/@ufc)

July has begun and the world of martial arts promises great fights for the beginning of the second half of 2024. With two title fights in Ultimate, Brazilians heading the card at Apex and Jake Paul working in boxing again, find out the highlights of the seventh month of the season.

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Nate Diaz x Jorge Masvidal – July 06

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Nate diaz e Jorge masvidal face each other in July (Photo: Instagram)

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Former UFC stars, Nate diaz e Jorge masvidal will venture into professional boxing and will face off on July 06th, in Anaheim, California (USA). The duel will take place in the light heavyweight division (up to 79,4kg) and will have 10 three-minute rounds. In the co-main fight of the event, the former UFC lightweight champion (up to 70,3kg) Anthony Pettis will face Chris Avila in the same weight range.

Rose Namajunas x Tracy Cortes – UFC Denver – July 13

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R. Namajunas is coming off a victory over A. Ribas (Photo: Twitter/@ufcnews)

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On July 13th, UFC Denver opens the second half of Ultimate events with an important fight in the flyweight division (under 56.7kg). Former strawweight champion (up to 52,2kg) and current number six in the group led by Alexa grasso, Rose namajunas comes from victory over the Brazilian Amanda ribas and seeks to get closer to a title fight.

However, on the other side of the Octagon, there will be the promise Tracy Cortez, who is undefeated in 11 fights in the organization, is currently ranked eleventh in the rankings and hasn't known what it's like to be defeated in her career since August 2017.

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Amanda Lemos x Virna Jandiroba – UFC Vegas 94 – July 20

Second 'Fight Night' event of the month of July, the ufc vegas 94 will be headlined by a duel between Brazilian women who are in the top-5 of the strawweight division. Third place in the classification, Amanda lemos tries to gain a new opportunity to fight for the category belt and, to do so, he needs to get past his compatriot Virna jandiroba, who is going through a great moment and will arrive at the event on the back of three consecutive victories in the organization.

Jake Paul x Mike Perry – July 20

Official art of the duel between Jake Paul e Mike Perry (Photo: Reproduction/ Social networks)

If the output of Mike Tyson took away some of the media weight of the fight, the arrival of Mike Perry brought greater competitiveness to the next commitment of Jake Paul. With just one defeat in 10 fights in professional boxing, the digital influencer will face off against the ex-UFC veteran who is undefeated since leaving MMA and switching to 'bare-knuckle boxing'. The highly anticipated duel will take place at Amelie Arena, in Tampa, Florida.

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UFC 304 – July 27

 

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L. Edwards and T. Aspinall will headline UFC 304 (Photo: Montage/ SUPER FIGHTS)

A numbered event for the month of July, UFC 304 will be headlined by two title fights in which the champions are local athletes who will have the full support of the arena in Manchester (ING). Welterweight champion (up to 77,1kg), Leon edwards puts its title on the line for the third time, now in front of Belal Muhammad | in a rematch of a controversial duel that ended in a no-contest in 2021.

In the co-main fight, the interim heavyweight champion (up to 120,2kg) Tom aspinall puts his temporary title in dispute against the North American Curtis blaydes, who won Jaílton Malhadinho on your last appointment. The winner of the duel awaits the outcome of the imbroglio between Jon Jones e Stipe Miocic who should face each other in November, worth the linear belt.

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