UFC Fight Island 6 took place last night (Saturday, October 17, 2020) inside the Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In the main event of the evening, Brian Ortega defeated Chan Sung Jung by unanimous decision (highlights), while Jessica Andrade finished Katlyn Chookagian in one round via a devastating body shot (see).
Winner: Brian Ortega
Who he should face next: Alexandre Volkanovski
It was already predetermined that the winner of the main event of UFC Fight Island 6 would get a chance for the featherweight title, which was once again confirmed after Ortega gave a vivid display against “Korean Zombie ”. Ortega showed off a new improved game against Jung, as his standing offense increased a few notches. His submission game is already world class, so Alexander Volkanovski needs to be on his “A” game in all areas when the night comes to face “T-City”. Whether Ortega made enough adjustments to his attack to dethrone “The Great” is another story.
Winner: Jessica Andrade
Who she should face next: Gillian Robertson
Having successfully moved him into the 125-pound division, there’s no doubt that Andrade has his eyes set on a title shot. After all, she was the former strawweight champion, so she can use that fact to her advantage. Still, she needs a few more wins to get there as she is still unranked at the moment. I like a fight against Gillian Robertson then. Robertson was also in action last night, beating Poliana Botelho. She is currently on a two-game winning streak and has won four of five overall. A win for Robertson would be huge for his own title aspirations, while “Bate Estaca” can secure another win over a top contender to help him.
Winner: Jimmy Crute
Who he should face next: Ovince Saint Preux
Jimmy Crute continues to win, as his devastating knockout victory over Modestas Bukauskas was his second in a row, and 12 of 13 overall. Saint Preux, meanwhile, returned to the winning track after dropping back down to Light Heavyweight to defeat Alonzo Menifield following an unsuccessful experience of fighting Ben Rothwell at Heavyweight. “OSP” has circled the block, so the man is as experienced as they come and would be a huge challenge for Crute, who could make a radical leap into the division with a win over a former title contender.
Winner: James Krause
Who he should face next: Anthony Pettis
It’s high time we started putting a little more respect on the James Krause name since he had seven straight wins in the lightweight and welterweight divisions. I love Krause at 170 pounds, perhaps the most stacked division under the UFC banner. Call me crazy, but I would love to see a fight between Krause and Pettis. Showtime hasn’t had the best streak of late, finishing just 2-3 in its last five. He returned to the win column on his last outing by knocking out Donald Cerrone for the second time, but a fight against a serial contender like Krause will let us know where he is in his career right now. And the same goes for Krause because even though he won, the names he defeated don’t really jump on you. A win over Pettis would certainly give him the shine he really deserves.
Winner: Jonathan Martinez
Who he should face next: Rob’s police
Martinez won one of the biggest victories of his career dominating Thomas Almeida, a fight he took on on short notice. I like a fight against Font for Font afterwards. The pair are in two-game winning streaks, and both are looking to make a jump to the Top 15. Font was last seen taking out Ricky Simon last December. The match only works if Martinez decides to stay at Featherweight. If he returns to bantamweight, I’d love to see him take on Alejandro Perez, the man he replaced at UFC Fight Island 6.
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