Get ready fight fans, because Canada is gearing up to host the first UFC pay-per-view extravaganza of the new year! The main event is a sizzling clash between the reigning UFC middleweight champion, Sean Strickland, and the formidable Dricus du Plessis. The stage is set at the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto, and the date to mark on your calendars is January 20 – UFC 297 is about to bring the house down!
At first glance, Strickland vs. du Plessis seemed like your run-of-the-mill matchup, but oh, how the tides turned during a press conference in the heat of UFC 296 fight week. The verbal jabs turned into a full-blown feud, complete with controversial exchanges featuring not-so-pleasant references and an all-out brawl at UFC 296 that had spectators on the edge of their seats.
But don’t let the chaos overshadow the undercard gems! The co-main event boasts a clash for the vacant UFC women’s bantamweight championship between Raquel Pennington and Mayra Bueno Silva. The belt came up for grabs after the retirement of the legendary two-division champ Amanda Nunes, who bid farewell after a successful title defense at UFC 289 in Vancouver.
According to the UFC 297 odds board, Sean Strickland is currently the favorite at -125 (bet $125 to win $100). While Dricus Du Plessis is in the underdog spot at +105 (bet $100 to win $105). This implies a 55.56% win probability for Sean Strickland. As for the Pennington and Silva matchup, Pennington enters as the underdog with odds of +135, while Silva carries the favored status with odds of -155.
For those wanting to witness the action the main card kicks off at 10 p.m. ET – exclusively on ESPN+ PPV. Looking for the ultimate fight night experience? Catch UFC 297 at Electra Cocktail Club. We’ve got 40 ft. HD TV and comfortable lounge seating that will make you feel like you’re front row alongside the octagon. It gets even better- we’ve got expertly crafted cocktails that will add to the adrenaline-fueled excitement of fight night. Whether you’re a devoted fight fan or simply seeking a night of entertainment, Electra Cocktail Club is the prime destination to witness the Strickland vs. du Plessis showdown and the rest of UFC 297. So, gather your friends, sip on signature cocktails, and witness the thrill of the octagon in style at Electra Cocktail Club.