Final Battling Championship (UFC) staged UFC Vegas 9 very last evening (Sat., Sept. 5, 2020) inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada which ended only obtaining 7 fights on the slate following a number of fights have been cancelled as a end result of COVID-19 (facts below). In the principal party, Alistair Overeem knocked out Augusto Sakai in the fifth spherical (see it) to earn his next straight acquire. In the co-headlining act, Ovince Saint Preux acquired back again in the win column immediately after knocking out Alonzo Menifield with a vicious hook (see it here).
Winner: Alistair Overeem
Who He Should really Face Upcoming: Derrick Lewis vs Curtis Blaydes winner
Business in the Heavyweight division is commencing to decide on up. Stipe Miocic is in line to rematch Francis Ngannou later on this 12 months, though the body weight course will get a little bit additional appealing with the addition of Jon Jones in 2021. Also, a a lot expected showdown between Derrick Lewis and Curtis Blaydes will finally go down on November 28. But because “Bones” will probable get the winner of Miocic vs Ngannou 2, the winner of Blaydes vs Lewis will possible require a single more earn to punch his ticket to the major dance. That is why he will probably stop up going through “The Reem.” Blaydes by now has a win about Alistair in 2018, but if it is a title eliminator combat, I question “Razor” would have challenges signing on the dotted line. Also, Lewis and Overeem have a little bit of a rivalry going, so that fight will sell by itself.
Winner: Ovince Saint Preux
Who He Ought to Encounter Next: Winner of Mauricio Rua and Paul Craig
Saint Preux picked up a great win by knocking out Alonzo Menifield, providing him his initial acquire in the division in a calendar year. “OSP” seems to generally be that male that just can not set the instruments he clearly has jointly to make a title run. Ideally he can use his gain as a catapult to drive forward. At this time unranked at the instant, Saint Preux could be matched up with the winner of Rua and Craig, who are ranked No. 13 and No. 15, respectively. It would be a fresh match up both way as Saint Preux has still to encounter both And considering that “Shogun” and “Bearjew” are at the bottom of the rankings, battling the winner will make sense for “OSP.” Yes Saint Preux has a knockout win about Rua, but it took place in underneath 40 seconds, so I surely would want to see more of them in the cage alongside one another. At this issue in his job, “OSP” isn’t really in a placement to be turning nearly anything down. Neither is Rua…or Craig.
Winner: Michel Pereira
Who He Should really Encounter Future: Anthony Pettis
Pereira received again in the earn column right after choking out Zelim Imadaev, snapping his two-battle getting rid of streak in the method. The summersaulting wild gentleman is combating in the Welterweight division, which means he has a ton of floor to make up before he can even get shut to sniffing a location in the Top rated 15. Get in touch with me ridiculous, but I would love to see a fight among he and Pettis. Both of those gentlemen are as flashy as they come with their striking inside the Octagon, and both gentlemen provide. “Showtime” lately go back in the gain column himself just after defeating Donald Cerrone at UFC 249 very last May, so his comeback must be proper all over the corner. Although it may perhaps be a endeavor to encourage the former Light-weight winner to signal on for the significant-possibility, so-so reward bout, it could pay off for each adult men in the end, the two as a rankings raise and probable $50,000 bonus.
Winner: Andre Muniz
WHo He Need to Confront Subsequent: Impa Kasanganay
Muniz picked up his second straight earn inside the Octagon, improving his get streak to six following submitting Bartosz Fabinski in the really to start with spherical by way of armbar. Like Muniz, Kasanganay is also a merchandise of the “Contender Series,” creating fantastic on his UFC debut just last week immediately after defeating Maki Pitolo. Though the two guys are youthful in their respective UFC careers, their paths are bound to cross someday, so it may possibly as perfectly be now due to the fact they really don’t have sufficient fights amongst them to be eying prime 15 opponents just yet.
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