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Who’s UFC mild heavyweight debutant Carlos Ulberg?
Dana White’s Contender Collection alum Carlos Ulberg is ready to make his Octagon debut this weekend at UFC 259, a battle that sees him because the third-biggest betting favourite (-250) simply behind light-weight Islam Makhachev (-360) and double champ Amanda Nunes (-1000).
Ulberg (5-0) is coming off a profitable outing on Dana White’s Contender Collection again in November the place he took out Bruno Oliveira through KO simply over two minutes into the primary spherical. Ulberg competed in his first skilled blended martial arts bout all the way in which again in 2011, and after shifting his focus to rugby and modeling for a time frame, Ulberg is now all in on MMA. Ulberg even twice turned down a possibility to look on the New Zealand version of The Bachelor. At 6’4″ and 205 lb, if Ulberg is ready to choose up steam within the UFC and rack up just a few wins in a row, certainly the UFC will get their advertising group behind him.
Ulberg trains out of Metropolis Kickboxing in Auckland, New Zealand, beneath the tutelage of head coach Eugene Bareman. Ulberg trains alongside world-class fighters like UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and plenty of others. Whereas not essentially the most skilled fighter on the roster, the 30-year-old had a really stable kickboxing profession, one during which he’d gained the King within the Ring one-night event twice.
Who will Carlos Ulberg tackle at UFC 259?
When he lastly will get to stroll onto that official UFC canvas, Ulberg can be standing throughout from fellow mild heavyweight Kennedy Nzechukwu. Nzechukwu (7-1) was signed to the UFC in 2018 following his second win on Dana White’s Contender Collection. He holds a 1-1 file within the promotion, dropping his debut through third-round submission to Paul Craig, adopted by his first official UFC victory, a choice over Darko Stosic. The “African Savage” can be returning to the cage after a 18-month layoff following an ACL damage. The matchmakers actually acquired this matchup proper as each fighters have minimal expertise as skilled blended martial artists, and a win right here for both athlete raises their inventory heading into the second half of 2021. Ulberg might want to be careful for the ability of Nzechukwu as he has amassed 4 wins by KO/TKO. Catch Ulberg vs. Nzechukwu on the preliminary card of UFC 259 this Saturday on ESPN.