On March 2, the UFC returns to the Octagon with a stacked card that is sure to entertain. The main event features two of the best strikers in the world as Robbie Lawler and Ben Askren square off in what is sure to be an explosive bout.
What to expect from the upcoming UFC 258 card
While Lawler and Askren are sure to put on a show in the main event, the rest of the UFC 258 card is stacked with talent as well. In the co-main event, North Carolina’s own Donald Cerrone takes on Al Iaquinta in a lightweight bout that is sure to produce fireworks. Other notable matchups include Johny Hendricks vs. Paulo Costa, Derek Brunson vs. Israel Adesanya and Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Felice Herrig.
The main event – Kamaru Usman vs. Tyron Woodley
The main event of UFC 258 will be a title fight between welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and former champion Tyron Woodley.
Usman is coming off a dominant victory over Rafael dos Anjos in his most recent bout, while Woodley is looking to get back to his winning ways after suffering a TKO loss to Colby Covington last year.
Whoever comes out on top in this matchup will likely have their sights set on a rematch with Covington, as he is currently the top contender in the welterweight division.
A look at some of the other matchups on the card
In addition to the main and co-main events, UFC 258 will feature a number of other intriguing matchups.
In the heavyweight division, veteran Stefan Struve will take on Blagoy Ivanov, while Desmond Green faces Charles Oliveira in a battle of high-level lightweights.
At bantamweight, Jimmie Rivera meets Petr Yan and Nathaniel Wood takes on Andre Ewell.
UFC 258 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting cards in recent memory, so don’t miss it!
Maycee Barber vs Alexa Grasso prediction
When Maycee Barber and Alexa Grasso step into the Octagon at UFC 258, it will be an interesting battle of two young strikers.
Barber comes into the fight with a perfect 6-0 record, including five stoppage victories. She is a well-rounded fighter who is dangerous both on the feet and on the ground.
Grasso, meanwhile, has a 9-2 record and is also coming into this fight off a stoppage victory. She is more comfortable on the feet, but she is no slouch on the ground either.
Both fighters are unbeaten and both have a lot to prove in this matchup. Who will come out on top? My prediction is that Barber will edge out Grasso by decision.
How to watch UFC 258 online or on TV
UFC 258 is a can’t-miss event, and if you don’t live near one of the few cities hosting a UFC event, don’t worry – you can still watch the fights on TV or online. For those looking to watch UFC 258 on TV, the fights will be airing on ESPN+. The preliminary card will begin at 8:00 PM ET, while the main card will start at 10:00 PM ET. If you’re looking to watch the fights online, ESPN+ is your best bet. You can either purchase a monthly subscription for $5.00 or an annual subscription for $50.00. With ESPN+, you’ll have access to exclusive UFC content, including all of the live fights.
The UFC is back in action with a card that is sure to entertain. The main event features two of the best strikers in the world as Robbie Lawler and Ben Askren square off. Whoever comes out on top in these matchups will likely have their sights set on a rematch with Colby Covington, as he is currently the top contender in the welterweight division. Don’t miss UFC 258!