The UFC returns to South Korea for the first time since 2015 this week, with a card that’s probably best off airing in the middle of the night. The main card has its highlights, with the top two fights. However, in the unknowable wisdom of UFC matchmakers, there are also a couple of top quality bouts buried on the prelims as well.
Way down in the early portion of the ESPN+ undercard, top-ranked flyweights Alexandre Pantoja and Matt Schnell face off in a surefire thriller. And immediately preceding their bout will be a quality action bantamweight scrap between Raoni Barcelos and Said Nurmagomedov. Cyril Gane’s presence in the featured prelim should help otherwise spice things up a bit.
For those interested in all the main card bouts, check back in tomorrow for the main card Vivi on Thursday.
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Here’s a look at the UFC Busan prelims as they stand now:
ESPN+ PRELIMS | 2AM/11PM ET/PT
265 lbs - Ciryl Gane vs. Tanner Boser - 2:28, Odds 11:02
145 lbs - Suman Nokhtarian vs. Seung Woo Choi - 12:03, Odds 19:14
155 lbs - Omar Morales vs. Dong Hyun Ma - 19:40, Odds 25:10
125 lbs - Alexandre Pantoja vs. Matt Schnell - 26:45, Odds 39:18
135 lbs - Said Nurmagomedov vs. Rani Barcelos - 40:55, Odds 50:11
125 lbs - Amanda Lemos vs. Miranda Granger - 51:48, Odds 58:37
135 lbs - Heili Alateng vs. Ryan Benoit - 59:03, Odds 1:06:23
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