Top 10 Must-See MMA Fights in June According to Sherdog

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Conor McGregor’s name still echoes in the MMA world, despite him being away from the octagon for nearly three years. It’s like he never left.

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The buzz is real: McGregor’s making a comeback. He’s set to face Michael Chandler at UFC 303, lighting up the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on June 29. Dana White’s betting big on this one, expecting record-breaking crowds all thanks to McGregor’s unmatched star power. McGregor, the pride of SBG Ireland, has had his share of glory days, holding the featherweight and lightweight titles. But, it’s been a rough patch with back-to-back losses for him, especially after that leg injury against Dustin Poirier in 2021. Chandler’s no stranger to tough times either, facing his own set of challenges in recent fights.

But wait, there’s more! June’s packed with fights you can’t afford to miss. Here’s a quick rundown:

Center stage: Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier at UFC 302. Makhachev’s on a mission, riding a 13-fight win streak, and Poirier’s ready to throw down. Expect fireworks on June 1 in Newark, New Jersey.

Over in Poland, Philip De Fries defends his KSW heavyweight title against Augusto Sakai on June 7. De Fries is on a roll, and Sakai’s looking to make a statement in his KSW debut.

Then, there’s Kade Ruotolo stepping into the MMA world at ONE 167 in Bangkok. This grappling phenom is facing Blake Cooper, who’s eager to bounce back after a recent loss.

Don’t miss Kegan Gennrich defending his LFA lightweight title against Richie Lewis on June 7. Both are warriors, but only one can leave Hammond, Indiana, as the champ.

Tokyo’s calling with Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Sergio Pettis at Rizin 47 on June 9. Horiguchi’s aiming for redemption, while Pettis looks to continue his winning streak.

Impa Kasanganay is eyeing another PFL light heavyweight championship, facing Jakob Nedoh on June 21 in Salt Lake City. Both fighters are hungry for victory.

And, get ready for Robert Whittaker vs. Khamzat Chimaev at UFC on ABC 6 on June 22 in Riyadh. It’s a clash of titans, with Chimaev looking to maintain his unbeaten streak.

Jason Jackson puts his Bellator MMA welterweight title on the line against Ramazan Kuramagomedov on June 22 in Dublin. It’s a battle of champions, with both fighters aiming to prove they’re the best.

Lastly, don’t miss Goiti Yamauchi vs. Andrey Koreshkov at PFL 6 on June 29 in Sioux Falls. It’s a classic striker vs. grappler matchup, promising an epic showdown.

So, gear up, fight fans. June’s packed with action you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re into knockouts, submissions, or all-out brawls, there’s something for everyone. Let the battles begin!

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