UFC 245 is now fast approaching and will be the final event of 2019 for the organisation. It has been another memorable year, with a bright future ahead for the UFC as they now rival boxing in terms of global following. UFC 245 promises to be another stunning event as anticipation builds ahead of a number of exciting matchups.

The event will be taking place at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas on December 14th, and will be headlined by Usman and Covington. This will see Welterweight champion Usman defend his belt against former interim title holder Covington, as they can finally settle there long standing feud. Gambling in Indiana has champion Usman as the marginal favourite for the bout, as he looks to extend his winning run.

Kamaru Usman brings in a 14 fight win streak that includes the decision victory over former champion Tyron Woodley. He has also only been beaten once in his career that was back in 2013. He has opened up as the favourite to defend his title against Colby Covington. The latter has an identical record of 15 wins and just one loss, with his only defeat coming back in 2015. Since then he has won seven fights in succession that includes wins over Demian Maia and Robbie Lawler. Both have formidable records and it sets for a fascinating fight between the pair.

Featherweight champion Max Holloway will also be on the main card, as he defends his title against promising contender Alexander Volkanovski. Holloway has been the dominant force in the division for a lengthy period of time, but will have his most difficult test to date. Volkanovski brings in a record of 20 wins and just one loss, that includes a current win streak of 17 that dates back to 2013. He is also coming off the back of a recent victory over former champion Jose Aldo, so it sets up for a fascinating match-up with Holloway, who has opened up as the 1/2 betting favourite.

UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes will also defend her belt on the card, against inaugural featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie. The pair previously met in 2013 with Nunes winning the fight via TKO in the first round. Both fighters have improved since, so it sets up for an exciting bout.

Germaine is unbeaten in five fights since that defeat that includes impressive victories over the likes of Holly Holm and Raquel Pennington. Nunes on the other hand continues to be the dominant force in Women’s MMA and she is now widely regarded as the greatest ever. She is currently on a nine fight win streak that includes victories over Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm, Cyborg and two wins over Valentina Shevchenko. Nunes has opened up as the overwhelming favourite to extend her winning run.

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