Former champion in Brazilian action and promises; See five highlights from UFC Denver

The event that takes place this Saturday (13) will feature good stories about Tupiniquins athletes and Rose Namajunas in search of a second belt

Rose Namajunas keeps her strawweight belt at UFC 268. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Rose namajunas She is a former strawweight champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

After a weekend of rest, the Ultimate Octagon resumes its activities for UFC Denver. In the main fight, the former champion Rose namajunas seeks his second consecutive victory in the flyweight division (up to 56,7kg) to continue dreaming of the second belt of his career. Warming up next Saturday's event (13), check out five highlights for MMA fans to keep an eye on.

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1 – Rose Namajunas x Tracy Cortez

Numbers six and 11 in the flyweight rankings, respectively, Rose namajunas e Tracy Cortez they will measure forces in a duel that should place the winner in the top-5 of the category and very close to a title fight. The former champion is coming off a victory over the Brazilian Amanda ribas, while her rival is undefeated in five fights in the organization.

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2 – Jean Silva back

Two weeks after the victory over Charles Jourdain No. UFC 303, light weight Jean Silva accepted the mission of replacing Mike Davis and face the veteran Drew dober at UFC Denver. The Fighting Nerds prospect won his first commitments in the organization by knockout and has been attracting the attention of MMA fans. The American comes from an irregular sequence of results, with two defeats in his last three fights.

3 – The return of “Argentino Boa”

S.Ponzinibbio celebrates victory in the UFC (Photo: Instagram @ponzinibbiomma)

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Away from the octagon since April 2023, Santiago Ponzinibbio returns to Ultimate in the co-main fight of UFC Denver. The “Argentine Gente Boa” seeks to break away from the tough streak of three defeats in his last four fights. To achieve his objective, the member of 'TUF Brasil 2' will measure forces against the Russian muslim salikhov which comes from two consecutive setbacks and has not won a commitment since November 2022.

4 – Gabriel Bonfim after his first defeat

No UFC Sao Paulo, held in November 2023, Gabriel Bonfim was knocked out by the experienced Nicholas Dalby and suffered his first career defeat. To prove that the setback was just a road accident, 'Marretinha' will have a tough rival: the Swiss Ange Loosa who arrives on the back of two consecutive victories and has never been submitted or knocked out in his career.

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5 – Luana Santos defending her unbeaten record in the UFC

With two victories in two fights in Ultimate, the judoka Luana Santos is having her first fight of the year aiming for a victory that could bring her closer to the top-15 of the flyweight division (up to 56,7kg). The Brazilian is a clear favorite in the clash against the Kazakh Maria Agapova, who arrives at a delicate moment: with three defeats in his last four fights, two consecutive setbacks.

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