7 most anticipated UFC matches in 2019 (Part 2)

Anthony Joshua meets Deontay Wilder. This is a heavy boxing match that is expected for nearly two years, since Joshua knocked-out Wladimir Klitschko. Wilder also wanted a high level of competition with his rival, and once assured Joshua $ 50 million in bonuses if he signed the contract. However, the appearance of Tyson Fury made Wilder not have a chance to materialize. Although he really wanted to be the absolute champion of heavy boxing, Wilder had to overcome Fury, before thinking of Joshua.

Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz. The two fighters encounter each other twice, at UFC 196 and UFC 202, and each person wins a match, but McGregor is more famous than Diaz at this time. Irish boxers are world champions in two weight classes. He also won a billion-dollar boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. Meanwhile, Diaz seemed to step across the slope of his career, after losing to McGregor. If McGregor did not delay training and lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov, Diaz had few opportunities to play with his juniors.

Max Holloway vs Conor McGregor. McGregor once defeated overwhelmed Holloway five and a half years ago, then became a leading UFC fighter. However, the 30-year-old boxer competes intermittently, and is no longer at the top. In contrast, Holloway won, since the fall of McGregor. Superiority will be an excuse for Holloway to reclaim the old debt in 2019.

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson. When McGregor was only a shadow at UFC, Khabib and Ferguson emerged as top talent. One person won all 27 games in his career, just broke McGregor, and is considered the number one in the world today. The other person progressed constantly and won every match for the past 5 years. If McGregor does not lazy to practice and return to the UFC floor sooner, it is possible that the Irish boxer is Ferguson. Losing the big opportunity, he still had a chance to climb to the top if he was pitted against Khabib in the upcoming UFC period.