The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hosted UFC Vegas 9 last night (Saturday, September 5, 2020) inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, which finished with just seven fights on the slate after that several fights have been called off as a result of COVID-19 (details here). In the main event, Alistair Overeem knocked out Augusto Sakai in the fifth round (see) to claim his second consecutive victory. Co-headlining, Ovince Saint Preux returned to the win column after knocking out Alonzo Menifield with a vicious hook (see here).
Gagnant: Alistair Overeem
Who he should face next: Derrick Lewis against Curtis blaydes winner
Activity in the Heavyweight division is starting to pick up. Stipe Miocic is in line to take on Francis Ngannou later this year, while the weight class will get a little more interesting with the addition of Jon Jones in 2021. Additionally, a much-anticipated showdown between Derrick Lewis and Curtis Blaydes will eventually have held in November. 28. But since “Bones” will likely win the winner of Miocic vs Ngannou 2, the winner of Blaydes vs Lewis will likely need one more win to get his ticket to the big dance. That’s why he’ll likely end up facing “The Reem”. Blaydes already has a victory over Alistair in 2018, but if it’s a title elimination fight, I doubt “Razor” has any problems signing on the dotted line. Plus, Lewis and Overeem have a bit of a rivalry, so this fight will sell.
Winner: Ovince Saint Preux
Who he should face: Winner of Mauricio Rua and Paul Craig
Saint Preux notched a fine victory by knocking out Alonzo Menifield, giving him his first division victory in a year. “OSP” always seems to be that guy who just can’t put the tools he obviously has to make a title race. Hopefully he can use his victory as a catapult to move forward. Currently unranked for the moment, Saint Preux could be tied with the winner of Rua and Craig, ranked 13 and 15 respectively. It would be a new game in either direction as Saint Preux has yet to face either. other And since “Shogun” and “Bearjew” are at the bottom of the leaderboard, fighting the winner makes sense for “OSP”. Yes, Saint Preux has a knockout win over Rua, but it happened in under 40 seconds, so I would really like to see more in the cage together. At this point in his career, “OSP” is not in a position to refuse anything. Neither Rua… nor Craig.
Winner: Michel Pereira
Who he should face next: Anthony Pettis
Pereira returned to the winning column after smothering Zelim Imadaev, ending his two-game losing streak. The Wild Man of Summer fights in the welterweight division, which means he’s got a ton of ground to catch up on before he can even come close to sniffing a spot in the Top 15. Call me crazy, but I would like to see a fight between him and Pettis. Both men are as sighted as they come with their strike inside the Octagon, and both men deliver. “Showtime” recently returned to the winning column after defeating Donald Cerrone at UFC 249 last May, so his comeback should be around the corner. While it may be difficult to convince the former lightweight champion to sign up for the high-risk and low-reward fight, it could ultimately pay off for both men, both as as ranking boost and possible bonus of $ 50,000.
Winner: André Muniz
Who he should face next: Impa Kasanganay
Muniz claimed his second straight win inside the Octagon, improving his winning streak to six after submitting Bartosz Fabinski in the very first round via armbar. Like Muniz, Kasanganay is also a “Contender Series” product, making his UFC debut last week after beating Maki Pitolo. Although the two men are young in their respective careers at the UFC, their paths are bound to cross at times, so it might as well be now as they don’t have enough fights between them to still be among the 15. best opponents.
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