UFC 226 gave us a little records and a bit WWE.
Daniel Cormier have become simply the second fighter to hold championships in two divisions concurrently becoming a member of Conor McGregor with that difference. Then after his first-round knockout of Stipe Miocic, Cormier and Brock Lesnar had a chunk of a WWE phase to carry out for absolutely everyone.
What a night time in Las Vegas.
And now with all the theatrics and fights finished, it is now about what comes subsequent for each of the fighters that competed at UFC 226. It seems like Cormier’s subsequent combat is all but signed, sealed and delivered however what about Miocic? Ngannou? Lewis? the alternative opponents? well, permit‘s answer the ones questions.
Following the wild night of fights, right here are the suits to make after UFC 226.
Emily Whitmire def. Jamie Moyle by means of unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jamie Moyle vs. Chan-Mi Jeon
Emily Whitmire vs. Maryna Moroz
Dan Hooker def. Gilbert Burns by way of KO at 2:28 of the first spherical
Gilbert Burns vs. Darrell Horcher
Dan Hooker vs. Edson Barboza
Curtis Millender def. Max Griffin by means of unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Max Griffin vs. Hector Aldana
Curtis Millender vs. Vicente Luque
Drakkar Klose def. Lando Vannata by way of unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Lando Vannata vs. Alex White
Drakkar Klose vs. Chris Gruetzemacher
Raphael Assuncao def. Rob Font through unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Rob Font vs. Loser of Luke Sanders vs. Rani Yahya (August 25)
Raphael Assuncao should be an trade for UFC 227’s bantamweight title bout (August four)
Paulo Costa def. Uriah corridor by way of TKO at 2:38 of the second spherical
Uriah hall vs. Tom Breese
Paulo Costa vs. Chris Weidman
Khalil Rountree Jr. def. Gokhan Saki by means of KO at 1:36 of the primary round
There won’t be someone accessible, other than Khalil Rountree Jr. himself, who predicted a primary–round KO against Gokhan Saki. however that is exactly what took place.
This overall performance will shoot Rountree up the mild heavyweight scores. He may want to in all likelihood break into the top 10 given how shallow the department is presently. Regardless, Rountree earned a massive fight for his subsequent day out. when you start seeking out names who are with out fights, Jimi Manuwa tops the listing.
Manuwa is coming off back-to-again losses, but Manuwa remains ranked No. 6 in the international. It makes a number of feel and could put the winner into a title eliminator situation for 2019.
As for Saki, this should placed an end to the idea he could become something special within the UFC. perhaps he stayed too long inside the global of kickboxing to give himself a true chance. And he doesn’t have the time to expand a capable ground game both. that does not mean he should go away.
Mike Rodriguez is 0-1 inside the UFC and any other low-degree opponent for Saki to stand. it is a extra appropriate bout and one that could have electric powered effects.
Mike Perry def. Paul Felder by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
It become a near combat even though Paul Felder suffered a broken arm in the first actual spherical. He narrowly neglected upending one of the department‘s toughest strikers.
Felder have to cross returned to lightweight. at the least for now. He became scheduled to combat James Vick in Boise this coming Saturday, but Vick changed into pulled to face Justin Gathje in Lincoln on August 25 (h/t MMAJunkie.com’s Mike Bohn). Felder ought to fight the loser of that combat.
Perry became successful in choosing up the win, but he wasn’t that successful in displaying out against a lighter fighter who got here in on past due observe.
the subsequent combat for Perry that might draw interest but not be a large leap forward should be Tarec Saffiedine. Saffiedine is a first rate stylistic opponent for Perry, and he has had a rough go within the Octagon as properly. This fight might serve to excite fanatics and display who is prepared for some other step into the deep end of the swimming pool.
Derrick Lewis def. Francis Ngannou by means of unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
What a abnormal and very uneventful fight. Um, this is approximately all anyone can say with how little occurred.
Francis Ngannou wishes a difficult reset. No pinnacle 10 opponents might make feel. Adam Wieczorek is 2–0 within the UFC and outside of the rankings. It makes sense and maybe Ngannou would without a doubt strike.
Lewis pointed out his returned injury to his corner throughout the fight. there is no indication how severe it is, but it’s far a trouble he has had for awhile. for this reason, he needs some time off. you know who else desires a few rest but could make for an interesting opponent? Stipe Miocic.
allow each men to take their time, heal and go back for a identify eliminator in 2019.
Daniel Cormier def. Stipe Miocic through KO at four:38 of the primary round
Daniel Cormier knocked out Stipe Miocic inner of the first spherical, and regardless of what number of may additionally need to play the Jon Jones card it’s far obvious that Cormier put himself in the pantheon of greats with the performance. he is one of the exceptional to ever do it.
i have already touched on Miocic. He need to fight Derrick Lewis.
As for Cormier … it is apparent, proper? Brock Lesnar is next.
Cormier were given at the stick and known as him out. Lesnar entered the cage and had phrases of his very own. It turned into all theatrics, however it become fun. And it’s far a combat in order to promote a number of tickets. And don’t cry how it hurts the sport. what number of humans can without a doubt name the following contender? do not worry, i’ll wait. subsequent to no person outdoor of real hardcore fanatics realize Alexander Volkov or Curtis Blaydes and might now not pay for that fight.
Lesnar is the clear, apparent choice. And we’re all geared up.