Reportedly, the next opponent for Masvidal has been confirmed, and the ‘BMF’ Champion will be fighting again in 2021.
Here’s everything you need to know about Masvidal’s next fight in the UFC.
Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday October 13th that the Welterweight contender would be entering the octagon at UFC 269, which takes place on Saturday December 11th 2021.
ESPN writer Brett Okamoto also confirmed that no contracts have been signed for the contest as of yet, but bout agreements have been sent to both parties.
Who Is Jorge Masvidal Fighting Next?
Masvidal is reportedly going to be taking to the octagon for a grudge match against Leon Edwards in December 2021.
Several notable names in MMA have reacted to the news, with former Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier saying that this fight needs to be for the aforementioned (and unsanctioned) BMF title.
He said: “He’s [Leon Edwards] won and he’s won and he’s won. But there always seems to be something missing. I believe that if you really want to market this thing for Edwards, if you really want to truly propel him into that title fight, stick a belt on him.
“You make this [fight against Jorge Masvidal] for the BMF title. Why? He just beat Nate Diaz who fought for the BMF title. Now he’s fighting the guy that won the BMF title.
“Make another belt. It doesn’t really have to matter because the BMF title came out of thin air. Let Jorge keep that version of it. Make another BMF title and if Rocky wins, now you got him walking around with a belt.”
The fight has not yet been officially confirmed by the company, however it is expected to be unveiled in the coming weeks ahead of the major final numbered UFC event of 2021.
Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira will be main-eventing the card at UFC 269, with the Lightweight Championship on the line.
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