UFC 2023, which fightings we should expect

MMA fighting is very popular in Malaysia and fans get to closely follow and watch not only Malaysian promotions such as MIMMA but UFC fights as well. In fact, ufc betting in Malaysia is quite as famous in the country just as it is in the rest of the world and of course in the USA. With the upcoming schedule of UFC fights for 2023, betting on UFC fights is only expected to grow stronger.

2022 was a very good year for MMA, as UFC fights gave us so many memorable moments and so many exciting bouts. For the 2023, the UFC has announced its schedule so far, but if the promotion wants to replicate the success of 2022, then they definitely need to make some fights happen.

Which are these fights? Well, they are long anticipated bouts between long-time rivals, between absolute contenders of titles and also between professional MMA fighters that will certainly offer a unique experience to the spectators.

Let’s see the top three most expected bouts to be booked for 2023:

Fight #1: Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler 

One of the biggest questions for MMA lovers and bettors is when McGregor will return to the octagon. Well, “the Notorious” is set to return in 2023 and fight again, so he will certainly give us something to wait for.

A bout that will make history is McGregor vs Chandler, especially as Michael Chandler has been an absolute success for UFC, recording stunning victories and combating other MMA fighters in fights that have stood out in 2021 and 2022. He lost the chance to win the title when he lost to Dustin Poirier, but the fight was a spectacular MMA event.

On the other hand, Conor McGregor has not fought since his last fight at UFC 264 where he was defeated by Dustin Poirier in July 2021. His comeback is long expected and a fight with Chandler really makes sense at this moment. 

Fight #2: Francis Ngannou vs Jon Jones

Okay, this is probably the most awaited clash. It is a fight that surely needs to take place in 2023!  What’s more exciting than to see the heavyweight champion, Ngannou fighting against legendary Jon Jones, the former light heavyweight champion, who has been inactive almost three years now and is expected to make his heavyweight debut.

In fact Jones’ comeback is what most MMA fans long for. They want to see it happen and they want it to happen soon. Jon Jones meeting with Francis Ngannou will be like a fight between the best and the baddest and it will be as exciting as hell. A huge fight that will produce huge MMA moments!

Fight #3: Colby Covington vs Khamzat Chimaev

We are talking about two of the best fighters in the welterweight category and so, a bout between them will bring nothing but heat, excitement and thrill. Their confrontation will be like the ultimate test to see whether Chimaev is actually ready to fight for the belt.