2018 was a huge but indifferent year for the MMA. On the positive side, some new champions emerged, there were some huge upsets with some of them being caused by rookies and there were some great rivalries that enthralled the fans. On the negative side,however, MMA found itself in the news for all the wrong reasons for ‘failing’ to control its fighters most notably Khabib and McGregor during their much-anticipated fight. Irrespective of the negative side, 2018 was nonetheless huge for the MMA and the same is expected of 2019. One reason which inspires confidence when one looks ahead are the fights lined up for 2019. Just to give you a teaser of what to expect, the following are the top MMA fights to look forward to this year. Note that you can engage in the following fights plus many others throughout the year thanks to live betting sites like NoviBet.

Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

There is one thing which makes the Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov fight a must watch i.e. the stats. The fight pits a man who has never lost a fight (in Lightweight history) 27-0 with a man who holds the longest win streak in the UFC Lightweight division (11). From this alone, the fight promises to be one hell of a match. When one factor in the nastiness of the two fighters who will be facing each other, that just adds to the fun as we patiently wait for the fight. This fight is difficult to call and as such, we won’t give any prediction because honestly, we don’t know what’s going to happen.

Connor McGregor vs. Max Holloway

Connor McGregor goes into this fight on the downside as luck has not been on his side in recent times. Max Holloway though still remembers his loss against the same opponent earlier in his career and he will be looking to get his revenge. That on its own makes this fight highly appealing. However, in addition to that, there is also this thing with Brian Ortega. In the past year, Connor McGregor and Max Holloway faced Brian Ortega. McGregor was the first to do so but he laboured during the fight only to win by a few points. Max Holloway, on the other hand, romped assertively to victory during his fight against Ortega. In light of this, many are questioning how McGregor will handle Holloway if he struggled to defeat a man who was easily defeated by his upcoming opponent. Whatever the case maybe, McGregor knows that he has to win at all costs in order to redeem himself and for that simple fact, we predict a McGregor win.

Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier have been enemies inside the ring for quite some time now. However, their enmity is about to end, not as a result of them coming to terms but rather, as a result of Daniel Cormier calling it quits. Cormier has already stated that 2019 is his last year in MMA. Though he hasn’t stated when exactly he plans to retire, many claim that his fight with Jon Jones will be his last. As such, Cormier will be looking to end his career on a high against his arch-rival while Jon Jones, on the other hand, will be looking to avoid a defeat. This, therefore, promises to be a huge fight, but we think Daniel Cormier will do just enough to leave the MMA in style with a victory.

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