Darth_Sprawl Posted February 27 Report Share Posted February 27 (edited) Well it's almost within touching distance. As the main event for UFC 288 was recently announced it gives us a look at one of the first events for this summer and that puts us at only about year away from the next UFC mega event that moves us into the new numbered centurion. Clearly it is far too early to realistically speculate on an MMA event from over a year out but this of course means jack**** for my speculative imagination. So I'm calling it early, trying to follow the current landscape and using current-day momentum and rankings to try to impossibly yet realistically predict it. Injuries among other factors make this again, Impossible, but keeping everything else in mind, here is what I think would be the most star-power packed card that could be possibly held if all the stars aligned and Dana said F*** it and blew 2 months worth of card wads in one insane night, complete with storyline narratives: Main Card: Lightweight Championship Islam Makhachev Vs. Conor Mcgregor - A no brainer if Islam holds the belt and Conor beats Chandler in November Heavyweight Championship Jon Jones Vs. Stipe Miocic - The fight that was originally going to welcome Bones to HW after Stipe makes a triumphant return to #1 contender Light Heavyweight Championship Jamahal Hill Vs. Alex Pereira - As Jiri has not yet comeback, these two face off after both defending their belts and Alex looks to avenge Glover Women's Flyweight Championship Valentina Shevchenko Vs. Zhang Weili - To determine female GOAT right beside Amanda who may have not returned by then Bantamweight Championship Sean O'Malley Vs. Chito Vera II- Sean will have won the belt by then dethroning either Aljo or Henry and Chito will be waiting. Too big a card to not feature Suga This caps off a record 5 championship main card featuring 7 current champions in all. I know. Prelims: Khamzat Chimaev Vs. Colby Covington - We finally get yet another Colby grudge match, USA v. a foreign menace and Colby might even turn face. Possibly a CW at 180 Shavkhat Rakhmonov Vs. Jack Della Maddalena - WW title eliminator Tom Aspinall Vs. Sergey Pavlovich - HW title eliminator Adrian Yanez Vs. Raul Rosas Jr. - By then these two will be much closer to a BW title shot, possibly yet another eliminator Early Prelims: Jim Miller Vs. Michael Johnson - You know Miller HAS to feature, he may retire and why not send off with another legend. Miller features at 100, 200 and 300 Mackenzie Dern Vs. Michelle Waterson - Classic grappler Vs. striker, ok more eye candy, star power Maycee Barber Vs. Tracy Cortez - Perhaps in a year's time they will be closer to a title shot, plus eye candy Bryce Mitchell Vs. Billy Quarantillo - Most solid curtain jerker ever to see who between these two belongs in the top 10 And there it is. Of course in a year's time there could be a number of new names who may carry even more star power, injuries/timing will surely affect some of these star names and I couldn't find a spot for Bo Nickal who will surely not take anything but a main card spot. This being a year from now it would kind of bid farewell to the Jones/Conor era while finally being the event to feature them both. Fantasies and wishes aside, the only thing that truly HAS to happen is Jim Miller completing the 100, 200, 300 trifecta if there is any justice in MMA. Also, just another thought but although T-Mobile Arena is more than likely the host, UFC would do well in holding this event at the Allegiant Stadium. The reason being that as cool as stadium shows are, it would be a nice touch to have hosted all century UFC shows in the Vegas area but in different venues. In true Vegas fashion, each of the said venues did not exist at the time of the event prior: UFC 100 (2009) - Mandalay Bay (Opened in 1999) UFC 200 (2016) - T-Mobile Arena (Opened in 2016) UFC 300 (2024) - Allegiant Stadium (Opened in 2020) So there it is thank you for reading if you did and now feel free to rip apart as I know only you kind souls can do. Edited February 27 by Darth_Sprawl 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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