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What To Look Out For At UFC FN 103

Are you up to date with the UFC schedule in 2017?

Are you up to date with the UFC schedule in 2017?

With 2016 behind us, we take a look at the UFC‘s next event, which has young talents, possible future champions and a returning legend on display.

The card is packed with talent but here are just a few to look out for.

UFC FN 103

BJ Penn vs Yair Rodriguez

This fight is one of the most anticipated fights that has already been announced in 2017.

It features the returning legend, BJ Penn, who looks to give it one last push at a serious title run, facing off against one of the most unorthodox strikers currently in the UFC, Yair Rodriguez. The young Mexican looks to continue his impressive career in the UFC with a win over the veteran that will be standing across from him.

 

Yair Rodriguez during weigh-ins. Credit – BJPenn.com

BJ Penn was scheduled to fight nearing the end of 2016 against Ricardo Lamas, but was forced to withdraw due to a late injury he suffered in the build-up to the fight.

Yair Rodriguez is coming off a split-decision victory over Alex Caceres and is currently on a 5-fight win streak with the UFC.

Other notable fighters competing on the card are.

Joe Lauzon

Joe Lauzon in the octagon. Credit – Bleacherreport.com

Veteran Lightweight, Joe Lauzon, who, although winning only 2 of his last 5 fights, is a competitor who is nothing less than outstanding when at his best and his bout with Marcin Held is sure to not disappoint.

Sergio Pettis

 

Sergio Pettis in action. Credit – MMAJunkie.com

Sergio Pettis, the talented younger brother of Anthony Pettis is looking to continue his 2-fight win streak and make a push towards the top in the tough Flyweight division.

Bryan Caraway vs Jimmie Rivera

 

Bryan Caraway before a UFC bout. Credit – FoxSports.com

The two Bantamweight stars are looking to fight their way into the title race and one or two more wins could shoot them right into contention.

Bryan Caraway has won 4 of his last 5 fights, earning a decision victory over one of the biggest prospects in the UFC Bantamweight division, Aljamain Sterling.

Jimmie Rivera has been on a tear through the division having won all 4 of his UFC bouts. He holds a win over Urijah Faber and could possibly be a future UFC champion if he continues to impress.

A lot of UFC talent is on display and ready to raise the bar for an exciting start to 2017.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments

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