UFC Vegas 5 took place last night (Saturday August 1, 2020) inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event, Derek Brunson handed Edmen Shahbazyan the first loss of his professional career (see it here). In the co-headli ing, Jennifer Maia stunned No, 1 flyweight contneder Joanne Calderwood by submission, ending her bout for the women’s flyweight title (points forts).
Winner: Derek Brunson
Who he should face next: Jack Hermansson
It might sound strange at first, but here I am. Brunson has now won three in a row which will almost give him a huge climb up the rankings, especially as Darren Till (No.6) and Kelvin Gastelum (No.7) have just suffered big losses. Moreover, Yoel Romero (No.5) is on a three-game losing streak, which should give voters enough reason to put Brunson – who is ranked No.8 – above the three. And since the UFC recently booked Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier, I don’t think Dana White and Co. are ready to give Hermansson the next title. Maybe a win over Brunson could be the tipping point. That said, a win for Derek could see him slip in and steal the ball.
Gagnant: Jennifer Maia
Who she should fight next: the title against Valentina Shevchenko
Joanne Calderwood was in line to face Shevchenko for the 125-pound title, but chose to fight Maia before that. It was a dice roll that came to her in craps, as she was submitted by Maia in the very first round. As a result, it stands to reason that Maia should get that honor next, as everyone ahead of her in the standings either just lost or hasn’t quite argued that the Brazilian bomber did for the championship.
Winner: Vicente Luque
Who he should fight next: Michael Chiesa
Just as Brunson reminded the middleweight division that he was a legitimate threat, Luque did the same with the welterweight division with his dominant victory over Randy Brown. Sure, he’s hiccupping against Stephen Thompson, but the fact remains that Vicente has won his weary nine fight since 2018. Chiesa, meanwhile, is on a three-game winning streak and has looked really good ever since. that he went to 170 pounds. While “Maverick” may be hesitant to sign on the dotted line since a fight against Luque is high risk, low reward given his No.11 ranking, it’s still a fight that I think makes sense for him. the two men.
Winner: Vert Bobby
Who he should fight next: Rafael Fiziev
Believe it or not, after beating Lando Vannata in a very entertaining affair, Green has his first consecutive winning streak in the Octagon since early 2014. As a result his fights will only get tougher, so I feel a fight between. Green and Viziev. Rafael is 2-1 so far inside the Octagon, but really caught everyone’s attention when he won against Mark Diakiese a few weeks ago at UFC Fight Island. 2 with its aggressive and exciting pace. I can’t even begin to imagine the violent energy that he and Green could muster inside the Octagon. A win gives Fiziev a cut on his belt over someone well-known, while Green can catapult himself higher with a huge win over the former kickboxer.