UFC on ESPN 15 went down previous night time (Sat., Aug. 22, 2020) from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada showcasing a Bantamweight bout between Frankie Edgar and Pedro Munhoz. Following 25 minutes of back-and-forth action, “The Answer” gained a split-choice (highlights). In the co-headlining act, Mike Rodriguez knocked out Marcin Prachnio in the quite 1st round to decide on up his initially acquire in 1.5 many years (see it below).
Winner: Frankie Edgar
Who He Ought to Battle Next: Dominick Cruz
Edgar created great on his Bantamweight debut by narrowly defeating Pedro Munhoz right after five rounds of motion. And no, Ali, it wasn’t a fantastic more than enough win for a title shot. What I do want for “The Answer” next is a match up in opposition to previous division king, Dominick Cruz. “The Dominator” has not competed given that having knocked out by Henry Cejudo before this year. Both of those he and Edgar are as seasoned as they arrive and they have some of the best foot operate in the company. Two previous champions, all-time greats, mixing it up…what is not to like? A get for possibly person in this article could be the quickly monitor back to title rivalry.
Winner: Mike Rodriguez
WHo He Ought to Deal with Subsequent: Ovince Saint Preux
Rodriguez scored an impressive to start with-spherical knockout win about Marcin Prachnio in the pretty first spherical, providing him a acquire in his initial-ever co-headlining duties. It was a good way to seize the second for Rodriguez who was bumped up following Ovince Saint Preux was pressured to bow out of his battle versus Alonzo Menifield. That’s why I sense he warrants a possibility to deal with “OSP” following. The former 205-pound title contender has not specifically seemed good as of late, but it would nevertheless be a massive notch on Mike’s belt if he can pull of a get.
Winner: Joe Solecki
Who He Ought to Deal with Future: Mark Madsen
Solecki is now 2- inside of the Octagon subsequent his standing rear-naked choke victory around Austin Hubbard. He continues to be undefeated at 10- and has demonstrated much guarantee in his youthful beat job. A fight from Madsen sounds appealing given the fact that they each just defeated Hubbard and they are somewhat younger in their UFC careers, the two with two wins a piece. Madsen of course has the wrestling advantage, but Solecki has a improved overall MMA activity. It’s an appealing match up that is not as easy as it seems to forecast.
Winner: Shana Dobson
Who He Should really Experience Subsequent: Ashley Yoder
Dobson lived to battle another day inside of the Octagon after snapping her 3-fight losing streak with a gain around Mariya Agapova through 2nd round technological knockout (TKO). She should not anticipate UFC to roll out the crimson carpet for her at any time shortly, although, since she has a ton of ground to make up subsequent her skid. A fight towards Yoder — another having difficulties combatant with two straight losses — seems about proper. Yoder came up small versus Randa Markos and Livia Renata Souza so she requires a gain in the worst way. Though one acquire over Dobson won’t increase her inventory all that substantially it will enable her continue to keep her spot on the bloated UFC roster.
Winner: Daniel Rodriguez
Who He Must Battle Next: Alan Jouban
Rodriguez has won 9 straight and is 3- inside of the Octagon immediately after defeating Dwight Grant by means of initial-round knockout. Jouban, meanwhile, signed a new UFC deal just after getting rid of to, you guessed it, Dwight Grant, around a 12 months in the past. Jouban certainly has the encounter gain here but he is just 1-3 in his previous four fights relationship back again to 2017. A struggle against Rodriguez may possibly not be the variety of title Jouban is seeking for, but presented his skid he isn’t in the situation to be turning down just about anything.
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