Victoria 'Fury' Leonardo is set to make her return to the Octagon tonight when she takes on Mandy Bohm in what will be her first appearance in the Octagon since last August when she was forced to concede following a gruesome arm break.
The American stepped into the ring against Melissa Gatto in UFC 265 last year off the back of a loss and when her arm broke in the first two rounds of the fight. The doctor was forced to step in and give the fighter the diagnosis she was dreading, and despite pleas to continue, he was forced to end the fight.
The now 32-year-old had broken her ulna and a TKO win was awarded to Gatto due to the doctor having to step in. Leonardo slipped to her second defeat in a row and is yet to win in UFC after coming through Dana White's Contender Series in 2020.
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Remarkably, Leonardo's arm break was the second successive arm break in the Octagon, with her fight against Manon Fiorot in January last year also being ended with a TKO. Leonardo will now be looking to change her fortune in the Octagon as UFC fans flock to London for UFC Fight Night.
Going into the fight night tonight, Paddy 'The Baddy' Pimblett has definitely stolen the show with the scouser getting up to usual antics ahead of the big night in London. Following their blockbuster victories at the same venue back in March, Paddy 'The Baddy' takes on Jordan Leavitt at The O2 on Saturday evening after Molly 'Meatball' McCann faces off against Hannah Goldy.
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With the Liverpudlian pair both going in as big favourites, Canadian star Drake has gone in with a huge Bitcoin stake of $2.296,211.30 (£1.9million) on both to secure a third consecutive UFC victory. The 35-year-old sports fanatic, who has an estimated net worth of £208million, has placed the bet in a bid to win back $3.723,077.00 (£3.1m) – and a profit of £1.2m.
The event, which also features Muhammad Mokaev and Paul Craig, is headlined by Tom Aspinall's heavyweight clash against #4 ranked Curtis Blaydes.
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