10 UFC Fights That You Cannot Miss In May

May promises plenty of mixed martial arts madness as some great fighters do battle in the Octagon.

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While most fans have their eyes firmly set on the UFC's blockbuster card on 6 July 2019, there are still a plethora of exciting fights coming up over the next few months to keep them happy until the big summer show arrives.

The most exciting thing about this month's selection of fights is that it could cause major ranking changes in all the divisions. By the end of May, we could see new contenders staking their claim for a title shot or we could see the older generation making one last dash towards greatness.

Fighters like Cub Swanson, Rafael Dos Anjos and Jose Aldo who were at their best at the beginning of the decade will be trying to take out young guns such as Shane Burgos, Kevin Lee and Alex Volkanovski.

There are also some brilliant fights in the women's divisions that are guaranteed to be absolute barnburners. Highly rated featherweight Megan Anderson will look to solidify herself as the top contender for the women's 145lb belt, while undefeated prospect Aspen Ladd has her targets firmly set on the taking bantamweight gold as soon as possible.

If these fights live up to their potential it really could be a May to remember.


Co-host of The Ill-Informed Podcast, jiu-jitsu fiend, MMA lover, movie fan, anime nerd, music snob.