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UFC action hits SA screens this weekend

UFC action hits SA screens this weekend

South African MMA fans will be able to watch live UFC action for the first time on TV this weekend.

SuperSport will broadcast the first UFC card of the year in New York on Sunday, which is headlined by a superfight between flyweight champion Henry Cejudo and bantamweight king TJ Dillashaw.

Cejudo has strong boxing and elite mat skills, forged from his days as a championship wrestler. In 2008, the then 21-year-old Cejudo became the youngest Olympic gold medallist in US wrestling history.

Dillashaw in turn is regarded as the complete package with sublime kicking, punching and grappling abilities. Very technical, he uses good angles and is dynamic on the ground.

In the heavyweight co-main event, controversial ex-NFL player Greg Hardy will be challenged by veteran Allen Crowder.

Other fights:
Lightweight: Gregor Gillespie vs Yancy Medeiros.
Flyweight: Joseph Benavidez vs Dustin Ortiz.
Women’s flyweight: Paige VanZant vs Rachael Ostovich.
Light-heavyweight: Glover Teixeira vs Karl Roberson.

Broadcast details: SS6A / SS11 / Max2, from 5am Sunday.

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