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UFC 231 News: List of promotional activities; UFC 231 full episode countdown released

Prathik J.
252   //    04 Dec 2018, 01:35 IST

UFC 231, it's on!
UFC 231, it's on!

What's the story?

UFC 231 and its related promotional activities seem to be going at full swing ahead of its showtime on December 8th, 2018. With Max Holloway looking to defend his featherweight title against a confident Brian Ortega, the event is expected to draw fight fans in huge numbers.

The co-headlining bout, however, will be for the vacant women's flyweight title between Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzeczyk, who will be extending their amateur Muay Thai rivalry, onto the big stage.

In case you didn't know..

On December 8th, 2018, the UFC will be moving to the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The main event championship bout between Max Holloway and Brian Ortega has been scheduled again for UFC 231, after a previously failed attempt to make the fight happen at UFC 226. Brian Ortega boasts an undefeated professional MMA run against Max Holloway, who is on a current 12-fight win streak with the UFC.

For the co-main event, Valentina Shevchenko will be facing former strawweight champion, Joanna Jedrzeczyk, for the vacant women's flyweight title. Both fighters share a history that dates back to amateur level Muay Thai tournaments, where the duo faced each other two times. During both instances, Shevchenko managed to secure a win over Joanna, making a trilogy fight in a fighting promotion as big as the UFC, all the more anticipating.

The heart of the matter

Recently, the complete happenings and the full episode of the UFC 231 countdown, has found its way to fight fans. There will be a few pre-event activities, and these include a news conference at the Winter Garden Theatre at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Center, 189 Yonge Street in Toronto. The main event and co-main event fighters will feature in this press conference, scheduled for 5th of December at 5 pm, along with the president of the UFC, Dana White.

On the 6th of December, open workouts will take place at Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay Street, Toronto. And on the following day on 7th December, the fighters will be expected to step on the weighing scale for both fans as well as media. The weigh-ins are scheduled to take place at 6 pm, where all the fighters will face off against each other one last time before they meet inside the Octagon on fight night.

Below, is a full episode video of the UFC 231 countdown!


What's next?

UFC 231 promises to be a spectacular event in the making with the main event and co-main event belonging to high-caliber contenders.

Leave your thoughts, opinions, and predictions for this much-awaited fight card in the comments section below!