If your reading this post right now, then most likely you like to keep up to date with the upcoming List of UFC events – now do you need tickets for an upcoming event? Well today your going to get information on both as we look to UFC 223: Ferguson vs Nurmagomedov fight card on Saturday April 7th, in the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY.
So first of all lets breakdown all the top fights on this card, and then we will discuss all the ticket booking information for this tasty looking event!
I say tasty because in the main event we will at last see the undefeated in his last 12 fights Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson go up against the 25-0 undefeated Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov.
I say at last because this fight has been scheduled a few times before now, but fingers crossed this time it will remain intact as this is definitely the top two fighters at 155 now who are not called Conor McGregor and the winner of this bout may in fact get the next crack at “The Notorious” one if he so chooses to return to MMA.
If you haven’t been to a UFC event before, then this card is a great first choice as its not top heavy at all – as we will show this card is stacked from top to bottom, and UFC events with this kind of build up will be electrifying in the arena come fight night – no live events compare to UFC events for entertainment!
Watch this promo to get the build up buzz for this awesome UFC 223 event –
Breaking down the bouts
- Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov TITLE FIGHT – is it for teh real title? is it not? well despite all the talk of this and the Conor McGregor situation heading towards this fight – on paper this should be fascinating, now I give Tony the edge on teh feet, as he has shown many times in the past that his boxing and elbow/clinch work is very good. But on the ground – fucking forget about it, Khabib’s wrestling is some of the best in MMA, and I do not see how Tony will be able to stop Khabib taking him down and mauling him ultimately – but I still wouldn’t be surprised if Tony gets some kind of insane submission off his back to win the fight, but realistically I think Khabib will take it via decision or late stoppage via ground and pound.
- Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk – sometimes I don’t like immediate rematches in title fights when the champion gets definitively beaten, but in this instance I think Joanna has been dominant enough for long enough that she deserves that respect to get this rematch spot against the new queen of 115 Thug Rose.
On paper again Jedrzejczyk poses so many problems for Rose on the feet, but I believe is a better wrestler and a grappler – also she has the confidence of knowing she can really hurt and put out Joanna with her strikes on the feet. Rose also shows a stoic and beautiful expression of violence in the cage, so I feel the traumatising memory of the first fight for Jedrzejczyk will be enough for the same outcome to occur again, and I think Rose is operating on a very sharp level currently so will get the job done.
- Al Iaquinta vs. Paul Felder – I love this fight, it smells like a fight of the night type of deal, because I really can’t see how this fight is going to anything other then incredibly entertaining back and forth fun. I feel that both men on paper are pretty even everywhere, apart from Felder loves some spinning techniques and has been way more active in recent times.
However, in the Wrestling and grappling I expect them to be pretty even – Iaquinta may have a slight edge in Boxing, but Felder I think is a better Muay Thai/Kickboxer/Taekwondo type specialist so again the striking could end up being very even – but I do expect Felder to be in better fight shape, thus have better cardio and could be physically stronger, will be close but I’m going with Paul Felder by late stoppage on the feet.
- Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Felice Herrig – This is another great fight on this card and flat out Kowalkiewicz will be more dangerous on the feet then Herrig, who is still a competent kickboxer herself – but Herrig I feel can win this bout with her Wrestling and Grappling superiority and her general veteran experience, should be another potential fight of the night though!
- Anthony Pettis vs. Michael Chiesa – Great fight and one that both men need to look good in to move back up the ladder at 155 – this whole card has a 155 feel to it, but Pettis as always will want to keep this fight on the feet to try and land a big kick or just pick Chiesa apart at range.
However, if Chiesa can get this fight to the ground then he could have a chance to outwork and exhaust Pettis, but I’m actually going with Anthony Pettis here to end his 4 fight losing streak, roll back the years and get a win via unanimous decision through better ring craft and striking volume on the feet.
- Also on the undercard we have – Joe Lauzon vs. Chris Gruetzemacher, Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno, Bec Rawlings vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith and more fights still to be announced!
So what do the tickets actually cost?
Well what do you think they cost? For every UFC event tickets vary a lot honestly, but in my experience there is a ticket for anyone’s budget size – don’t think that just because you don’t have much money that you cant afford to see the best martial artists in the world compete.
Everything really depends on where you want to be positioned in the arena – if your close to the action at cage side you will be surrounded by celebrities and yes tickets will cost a lot. Also who’s fighting on the card and the arena costs are adjusted into ticket costs.
So for this UFC 223: Ferguson vs Nurmagomedov fight card on Saturday April 7th, in the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY the ticket prices at the moment are ranging from $121 – 1,217.00 (USD) – you can look at all the seating plans you can check out this excellent ticket booking site.
Only in New York!
New York is a city full of diversity and with such a fascinating history, and I personally cannot wait tfor UFC 223: Ferguson vs Nurmagomedov because as I mentioned at the top this really should be one of the top UFC cards this year so New York is always great for a showdown of this magnitude.
If your ready to book your ticket right now to be able to see this historic event live and in the flesh then you can do that right HERE – also don’t forget to keep your eye on the List of UFC events as well as the future schedule.
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See you in Brooklyn!