UFC X marks the 10th annual UFC International Fight Week. This is a week-long fan experience that showcases fighting across the world.
Las Vegas, Nevada, will play host to UFC X from June 27-July 3. This year’s event could be the best yet.
History of UFC International Fight Week
The inaugural International Fight Week took place in the Summer of 2012. The UFC decided to turn its annual July Pay-Per-View into a showcase event.
It was created to honor all parties that helped the company grow through the years, which means featuring various martial arts disciplines from around the world. Superstar fighters come from far and wide, such as Khabib Nurmagomedov or Anderson Silva.
Since 2012, the event has continued to grow. What started as a five-day event is now a seven-day spectacle in 2022. The UFC has developed a fantastic fan event that brings all attention to their home base, Vegas. We’ve plenty of UFC predictions for you to consider.
Now, let’s look at the events featured in UFC X.
UFC X Events
Of course, fight week caters to fans. They can enjoy live performances, fan expos, and several amateur tournaments. Three major amateur tournaments will be showcased.
The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation brings the 2022 American National Jiu-Jitsu Championship. It begins June 30 and runs through July 2. This is a chance to watch one of the UFC’s trademark disciplines.
Fans can view boxing in the 2022 Battle Born Showdown. In addition, the 2022 Weightlifting National Championships takes place from June 23-July 3.
After a week filled with fan experiences, UFC 276 will be the finale of UFC X.
UFC 276 Caps the Week
This is the event fans wait for. The UFC ends every fight week with a show-stopping UFC Fight card.
Throughout the week, fans can watch the weigh-in and press conferences for UFC 276 odds. Then, UFC X ends with a bang on July 2 at 10 PM ET.
This will include 11 fights and two title bouts. Take a look at the featured fights with UFC odds, courtesy of BetUS Sportsbook:
- Jessica-Rose Clark vs Julija Stoliarenko
- Brad Tavares (-135) vs Dricus Du Plessis (+105)
- Brad Riddell vs Jalin Turner
- Jessica Eye (+165) vs Maycee Barber (-210)
- Uriah Hall (+200) vs Andre Muniz (-260)
- Robbie Lawler (+120) vs Bryan Barberena (-110)
- Pedro Munhoz (+200) vs Sean O’Malley (-260)
- Lauren Murphy (+135) vs Miesha Tate (-165)
- Sean Strickland (Even) vs Alex Pereira (-130)
- Alexander Volkanovski (-190) vs Max Holloway (+155)
- Israel Adesanya (-300) vs Jared Cannonier (+220)
The title bouts headline UFC 276.
Volkanovski & Holloway Clash Once Again
Prior to the main event, Volkanovski defends his featherweight belt against Holloway. This will be their third matchup with the featherweight belt on the line. It will be a showdown with Volkanovski ranking second and Holloway sixth in the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings.
In December 2019, Holloway lost the featherweight title to Volkanovski by unanimous decision. Seven months later, they had a rematch. Volkanovski narrowly won by split decision.
The third edition of Volkanovski vs. Holloway was originally scheduled for UFC 272 in March. However, Holloway could not go with an injury. Chan Sung “The Korean Zombie” Jung replaced Holloway; Volkanovski dominated winning by KO in the fourth round.
Both fighters are on a winning streak. Holloway won his last two by unanimous decision. Volkanovski holds a 24-1 record; his last split decision win was against Holloway.
Fans love a good rivalry, which makes Volkanovski vs. Holloway an anticipated match. UFC 276 is not done. Fans are in for a treat with another title bout: Adesanya vs. Cannonier.
The Main Event is a Middleweight Title Bout
The main event features 22-1 Adesanya defending his middleweight title against 15-5 Cannonier. In all honesty, this UFC Fight Night could not be much of a contest. Most expect Adesanya — who ranks third in pound-for-pound rankings — to win rather easily. He has backed that by stating he will make it ‘look easy.’
— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) May 24, 2022
But don’t count Cannonier out, he has won five of his last six. If “The Killa Gorilla” can get it done, it has to be from power punching. However, that is easier said than done against the lengthy and mobile “Last Stylebender” Adesanya.
UFC X is a must-see event for all martial arts fans. Not only does it feature numerous tournaments, but it goes out with a bang including two title bouts in UFC 276.