Mar 25, 2023; San Antonio, Texas, USA; UFC president Dana White at a press conference after UFC Fight Night at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Meullion-USA TODAY Sports

UFC Drops Bombshell: 2024’s Epic Title Fight Lineup Revealed!

Champions brace for colossal clashes in UFC's most anticipated matchups.

UFC Unveils Star-Studded Title Fights for Early 2024″

Dana White, UFC CEO, has officially set the stage for a thrilling start to 2024 with three title fights announced for the promotion’s pay-per-view main events. Sean Strickland will defend his middleweight title against Dricus Du Plessis, Alexander Volkanovski aims to retain his featherweight title against Ilia Topuria, and bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley will rematch Marlon Vera.

Strickland and Du Plessis Face Off:

With the official date set for January 20th at UFC 297 in Toronto, Sean Strickland (28-5 MMA, 15-5 UFC) is prepared to put his title on the line against Dricus Du Plessis (20-2 MMA, 6-0 UFC). The matchup was solidified after Khamzat Chimaev’s hand injury, pivoting from an expected challenge by the Usman-Chimaev fight winner.

Volkanovski Returns to Featherweight:

After a challenging stint at lightweight, Alexander Volkanovski (26-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) returns to defend his featherweight crown against Ilia Topuria in February. The undefeated Topuria (14-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) steps into the title spotlight following a unanimous decision victory over Josh Emmett.

O’Malley Eager for Vera Rematch:

The much-anticipated bantamweight title rematch between Sean O’Malley (17-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) and Marlon Vera (23-8-1 MMA, 15-7 UFC) is slated for March. O’Malley, seeking redemption from his only career defeat, is set to make his first title defense since claiming the belt from Aljamain Sterling.

O’Malley spoke on The MMA Hour about his eagerness for the rematch with Vera, stating, “I don’t get much more excited about a fight than that… Now is the right time.” O’Malley, known for his striking prowess, is confident in his skills and promises an unforgettable match.

The UFC’s early 2024 lineup promises a series of electrifying bouts with champions ready to defend their titles and challengers eager to claim glory. Fans can expect high-stakes action as these elite fighters step into the octagon to solidify their legacies.

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