Here we are … the end of a year that has been … a lot.
But tonight (Sat December 11, 2021) we can gather around our chosen device and watch violence as a family first hand! I want to thank everyone who joined us in 2021 through changes in the martial arts world and our little show.
That night, Charles Oliveira tries to prove he’s at the top of the hungriest, angry division in the sport in the UFC 269 Pay-Per-View (PPV) Main Event, while Dustin Poirier seeks to take on the role, the two of the other four Kings of his era have held in full.
CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLE HEADER! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 11th, 2021 with two exciting World Championship fights and a bantamweight bang, guaranteed to deliver fireworks. Lightweight champion, Charles OliveiraHe will aim for his first successful title defense when he takes on the No. 1 contender, Dustin Poirier, in the ESPN + streamed pay-per-view (PPV) main event. Co-headlining UFC 269, the greatest woman fighter of all time, Amanda NunesShe is defending her 135 pound crown against the gritty No. 5 rank Julianna Pena, while No. 15-placed bantamweight contender, Raulian Paiva, and Contender Series star, Sean O’Malley, aim to steal the show.
In the PPV co-main event streamed by ESPN +, Amanda Nunes tries to do what everyone wants her to do: dominate Juliana Pena. In fact, “Venezuelan Vixen” is the latest in a litany of bantamweight (or featherweight) people who have run into the human rototiller known as the “lioness.”
Much like Mike Tyson and Brock Lesnar before her, we pay to see how Nunes wins, not if she wins.
And as I stand on a train platform in my hometown waiting to take a walk Olive – which you will no doubt hear tonight – I think of 2022 and what awaits us on the other side of December. Trusting to be the person who is watching fights with you or the translator for what you can’t see and helping you to feel those moments has been one of the joys of my life.
See you tonight, see you next year. To Brendan who stepped in and became a natural part of our work, to Steph who has been the backbone of this show since joining as host, and to the doll … yeah, I’m grateful for the damn doll.
Let’s do this gang.
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