The UFC has been on fire lately with back-to-back-to-back fights and venue announcements, keeping fans on their toes. Our most recent information came from Dana White, revealing some details about UFC 293. It's been revealed that UFC 293 will occur on September 9th and be hosted in Sydney, Australia. However, the current arena has yet to be discovered.
Rising Flyweight star Manel Kape will face Kai Kara-France who's coming off a controversial decision loss to Amir Albazi.
Rising contender Carlos Ulberg will make his return, taking on Da-Un Jung.
Casey O'Neill will try to bounce back from her first UFC loss to Jennifer Maia, facing Viviane Araujo on the card.
While nothing is official, many fans speculate that Israel Adesanya will make the first defense of his second UFC title reign on this card. At UFC 290, Australia's own Robert Whittaker will face rising contender Dricus du Plessis, and Dana White has confirmed that the winner of this bout will be fighting for the title next. So it's not out of the realm of obscurity to assume that if Whittaker is successful at defeating du Plessis at UFC 290, he'll be challenging for the title next in Sydney.
Tai Tuivasa has also stated that he'll be returning on the next Australia card, so expect "Bam Bam" to return on the main card of UFC 293.
While no betting odds are official for this card, we can examine the odds of the previous fights between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker. Adesanya has remained the favorite throughout their matchups, coming in at a -125 and a -260 the second time. Whittaker has been the underdog both times, +115 for their first bout and +240 for their second. The odds will likely fall somewhere in the middle of the last two if Whittaker gets past du Plessis.
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