January 25 will be a truly extremely eventful day in MMA, as the two main promoters of the world decided to hold their tournaments on this date. Thus, the Bellator 238 and UFC Fight Night 166 will enter into an absentee confrontation over the ratings of the two organizations. The absolute fighting championship is still recognized as the number 1 in the world of mixed martial arts. However, it is possible that this time the ratings of the UFC tournament will “destroy” the girls from Bellator. And almost certainly the head of the still-better MMA promotion Dana White is in a slight panic from such a situation.
The fact is that the Bellator 238 tournament will lead the women’s fight for the featherweight title. Julia “The Jewel” Budd and the famous Christina “Cyborg” Giustino will meet among themselves. For the latter, it will be a debut in this promotion, as until July she performed in the UFC. The move of Bellator head Scott Coker and his team to make the women’s match the main at the tournament can be safely called progressive. And this confrontation will almost certainly attract the most attention from the sports community, as it is a big step in the development of mixed martial arts, namely their female direction. Made the main fight of the evening the confrontation between Junior Dos Santos and Curtis Blades. Yes, both athletes are in the top 5 of the UFC rankings among heavyweights. However, in any case, this fight is not a title fight. And it is unlikely that the winner of this confrontation will be given a fight for the belt with Miocic. So for now, the fight “Jewels” and “Cyborg” looks much more interesting than the main fight UFC Fight Night 166 not only in terms of the development of MMA but also in terms of competitive significance. And, perhaps, thanks to the above factors, the Bellator tournament confidently bypass on views and ratings a similar event from the main competitors. It is noteworthy that the events of both promotions will start with a difference of only one hour. So MMA fans will at some point have to make a choice whose tournament