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Unveiling the UFC 297 Poster: Strickland and du Plessis Headline Double Title Fight in Toronto

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Toronto, Canada is set to host an electrifying start to the UFC’s 2024 pay-per-view lineup with UFC 297 on January 20th, featuring two championship bouts.

Topping the bill at UFC 297 is the middleweight championship clash between Sean Strickland and Dricus du Plessis. Alongside them, the women’s bantamweight division will see a new champion emerge as Mayra Bueno Silva faces Raquel Pennington.

Feast your eyes on the recently unveiled UFC 297 poster.

In his maiden title defense, Strickland aims to build on his stunning victory over Israel Adesanya last September. Defying the odds as the underdog, he showcased a dominant performance, securing a decisive five-round triumph and snatching the title from Adesanya.

Dricus du Plessis, on the other hand, rides a wave of eight consecutive victories, including six impressive performances in the UFC. His recent knockout of former UFC champ Robert Whittaker has cemented his position as the division’s top contender.

In the co-main event spotlight, Raquel Pennington, buoyed by a streak of five victories, makes her second bid for the championship title. Her first attempt in 2018 against Amanda Nunes fell short, but now she has another shot at glory with the title up for grabs following Nunes’ retirement in June.

Mayra Bueno Silva, unbeaten since her return to the bantamweight class, has racked up victories against notable opponents such as Lina Lansberg and Stephanie Egger. Despite a notable submission win over ex-champion Holly Holm, that victory was later nullified due to Silva’s positive test for a prohibited substance.

Below is the current lineup for UFC 297, though the order of bouts is yet to be finalized.

MAIN EVENT: Sean Strickland vs. Dricus du Plessis
CO-MAIN EVENT: Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Raquel Pennington
Also featuring:

  • Neil Magny vs. Mike Malott
  • Arnold Allen vs. Movsar Evloev
  • Dominick Reyes vs. Carlos Ulberg
  • Brad Katona vs. Garrett Armfield
  • Chris Curtis vs. Marc-Andre Barriault
  • Charles Jourdain vs. Sean Woodson
  • Serhiy Sidey vs. Ramon Tavaras
  • Gillian Robertson vs. Polyana Viana
  • Yohan Lainesse vs. Sam Patterson
  • Jasmine Jasudavicius vs. Priscila Cachoeira
  • Malcolm Gordon vs. Jimmy Flick.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC 297 Toronto

When is UFC 297 scheduled to take place?

UFC 297 is set to occur on January 20, 2024, in Toronto, Canada.

What are the main events at UFC 297?

The main event features a middleweight title fight between Sean Strickland and Dricus du Plessis. The co-main event is a women’s bantamweight title fight between Mayra Bueno Silva and Raquel Pennington.

Has Sean Strickland defended his title before UFC 297?

UFC 297 marks Sean Strickland’s first defense of his middleweight title, which he won against Israel Adesanya.

What is Dricus du Plessis’ winning streak entering UFC 297?

Dricus du Plessis enters UFC 297 with eight straight wins, including six victories in the UFC.

Is the women’s bantamweight title at UFC 297 vacant?

Yes, the women’s bantamweight title is vacant at UFC 297, following Amanda Nunes’ retirement in June.

Has Raquel Pennington competed for the title before?

Raquel Pennington has previously vied for the title in 2018, losing to Amanda Nunes.

What controversy surrounds Mayra Bueno Silva’s recent record?

Mayra Bueno Silva had a submission win over Holly Holm overturned due to a positive test for a banned substance.

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TorontoLocal December 11, 2023 - 12:33 pm

Finally some big UFC action in Toronto! Gotta get my tickets ASAP, Jan 20 can’t come soon enough.

SportsNut December 11, 2023 - 7:09 pm

Strickland’s first title defense, thats gonna be interesting… especially after that upset with Adesanya.

SubmissionKing December 11, 2023 - 8:37 pm

du Plessis is on fire with his winning streak, but will he keep it up against Strickland? thats the real question.

MMAJunkie123 December 11, 2023 - 8:46 pm

kinda disappointed Nunes retired, was looking forward to more of her fights. But Pennington vs Silva should be good too.

FightFanatic December 12, 2023 - 12:11 am

oh man, can’t wait for UFC 297! Strickland vs du Plessis gonna be epic, hope it lives up to the hype.

GloveUpOrShutUp December 12, 2023 - 3:49 am

Silva’s controversy though, not sure how I feel about her fighting for the title… Hope the UFC’s keeping things clean.


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