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Dana White working on ‘left-field’ main-event for UFC 300, it’d be huge

Josh Lawless

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Dana White working on ‘left-field’ main-event for UFC 300, it’d be huge

UFC are reportedly planning on a left-field main event for UFC 300, but fans are in for a treat if it comes off.

The historic show for Dana White's promotion takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 13.

A total of 11 fights have been announced for the card but there's been a major update on the plans for the bout which will main event.

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Plenty of fans thought an announcement would take place during the Super Bowl in the form of a commercial but it did not happen.

However, according to Ariel Helwani of the MMA Hour, there is one particular fight which UFC are hopeful of putting together.

Helwani claims that Leon Edwards vs Khamzat Chimaev for the welterweight title is the priority for UFC, who have seen the fight cancelled on three different occasions.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty
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He added that other options under consideration include Dricus Du Plessis vs Israel Adesanya for the UFC middleweight title, Du Plessis vs Chimaev or Edwards vs Belal Muhammad.

Helwani explained: "I think if UFC could snap their fingers and have the biggest fight in their minds happen and the fight they have been working on happen, I think they would make Leon Edwards vs Khamzat Chimaev.

"I believe, when Dana White was talking about hurdles and issues and how troublesome it has been, I believe that's securing Khamzat's ability to fight in the United States.

"This has been rumoured for quite some time, for whatever reason, that he has some issues coming to the states. I believe that's been part of the hold up."

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It's already been confirmed that Justin Gaethje and Max Holloway will do battle for the BMF title, while there's a huge UFC women's strawweight title fight between Zhang Weili and Yan Xiaonan.

Charles Oliveira and Aljamain Sterling will both be in action, as will Jim Miller - who competed at UFC 100 and UFC 200.

Featured Image Credit: Getty & MMA Hour

Topics: Dana White, UFC, Leon Edwards

Josh Lawless
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