UFC Fight Island 2 went down last evening (Sat., July 18, 2020) from within Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The headlining act saw Deiveson Figueiredo knock down Joseph Benavidez 3 instances just before submitting him in the very first spherical to gain the vacant Flyweight title (see it all over again below). In the co-major event, Jack Hermansson pulled off a breathtaking submission get by using heel hook in excess of Kelvin Gastelum early in the opening spherical(highlights).
Winner: Deiveson Figuieredo
Who He Really should Fight Next: Brandon Moreno
Alexandre Pantoja noticed his hopes of complicated for the 125-pound title go up in smoke in Abu Dhabi right after coming up quick from Askar Askarov. Of course, Moreno is rated one particular place forward of Pantoja, but with a earn Alexandre could have leaped him in the rankings. And considering that Pantoja has a earn about Moreno, and his lone reduction since 2018 is to Figueiredo, “The Cannibal” could have created a great case for a title shot. In its place, Moreno is all but confirmed to get initially crack at attempting to dethrone “Daico.” Brandon has won 3 straight and fought to a split attract in opposition to Askarov. While Figuieredo is previously eying fights at Bantamweight, he wants to sluggish his roll and defend his belt a number of periods.
Winner: Jack Hermansson
Who He Really should Struggle Future: Whittaker vs Till winner
With his stunning gain over Kelvin Gastelum, Hermansson moves to 5-1 above his previous six UFC fights. Israel Adesanya is set to protect his 185-pound strap towards Paulo Costa this September, which provides the rest of the division some time to deliver the upcoming challenger. Darren Till and Robert Whittaker are set to collide this Sat. (July 25, 2020), and the winner should be organized to facial area “The Joker” in a title eliminator bout. I’m not hoping to forget about about Jared Cannonier, but there is no telling when he will be again soon after he tore his pectoral muscle. For now, people really should be the ideas except “Killa Gorilla” enters the blend sooner, alternatively than later on.
Winner: Rafael Fiziev
Who He Should really Encounter Upcoming: Alexander Hernandez
Indeed, Figueiredo and Hermansson experienced stellar performances, but Fiziev stole the clearly show previous night time in his “Fight of the Night” effectiveness versus Marc Diakiese. It was a coming out bash for “Ataman,” who hadn’t seriously jumped out at most in his first two UFC outings. But his placing assault previous evening wowed fight supporters, as did his aggressiveness and Matrix-like defense. The electricity in his kicks could seemingly be felt through your streaming machine, which will make you surprise just what form of discomfort Diakiese is in this early morning. I, for just one, am fired up to see him battle once more, and I believe a struggle from Hernandez tends to make perception. Putting Fiziev up versus any individual in the Best 15 doesn’t make feeling ideal now, so Hernandez matches the bill nicely. He has a first rate name and even with coming off a loss to Drew Dober, can however establish to be a big obstacle for Fiziev.
Winner: Ariani Lipski
Who She Need to Struggle Future: Gillian Robertson
After dropping her first two fights within the Octagon, Lipski is now enjoying a two-combat gain streak pursuing her extraordinary to start with-round end over Luana Carolina through kneebar. A fight versus Robertson appears desirable, as both gals are at present on the exterior of the rankings looking in. Robertson is coming off a gain over Cortney Casey very last month, so their return dates could line up completely.
Winner: Askar Askarov
Who He Should Battle Upcoming: Alex Perez
Askarov just retains on successful, gathering get range 12 over Alexandre Pantoja to stay undefeated (12–1, 2–1 UFC). It is only fitting he requires on Alex Perez future, who is ranked a couple places in advance of him at the instant. Perez is having fun with a good a few-combat gain streak and a location in the Prime 5 at the minute, so a gain over him would be a large increase for Askarov. And vice versa. The 125-pound division looks to be executing perfectly soon after fears it would be eradicated from the UFC roster surfaced past yr.
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