Three Great UFC Fights Coming Up in September of 2022

September is right around the corner and by the end of the year we will be already three quarters of the way done with. The UFC has some interesting fights coming up this month and will definitely be worth waiting for. The first fight we’re excited for is a matchup between Robert Whittaker and Marvin Vettori The second bout we’re excited for is a matchup between Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa which will headline the UFC Paris card. The third one we’re excited for is a fight between UFC veteran Nate Diaz and rising star Khamzat Chimaev

Robert Whittaker vs. Marvin Vettori UFC Paris

Robert Whittaker and Marvin Vettori are both in an interesting spot they both sit towards the top of the UFC Middleweight Division but have both been incapable of capturing or recapturing the slot at the top in that division respectively due to a very dominant Champion. Whittaker has been fighting for a long time and holds a 23-6 Record which is respectable considering his losses are to fighters of the likes of striking masterminds Israel Adesanya and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Vettori will walk into the cage with a 18–5–1 record with two of those losses coming from Adesanya. In his last outing Vettori fought Paulo Costa winning by Unanimous decision. A great fight

 Ciryl Gane vs. Tai Tuivasa UFC Paris

Ciryl Gane is a UFC Heavyweight who moves like a Middleweight. Gane has a Muay Thai background and was Undefeated in all of his Muay Thai belts and until recently was Undefeated in his MMA career when Francis Ngannou took his 0 away. This will be the former Interim Heavyweight Champions first fight since his title unification bout with Ngannou. Across the cage from Gane will be Bam Bam Tai Tuivasa. Tuivasa jumped to the top of the Heavyweight Division when he Knocked out Derrick Lewis in February this is going to be a great fight worthy of a headlining the card.

Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev UFC 279

Nate Diaz has been one of the most consistent draws in the UFC Octagon over a decade ago. The Stockton California native puts on amazing performances even when he loses especially like the performance he put on against current Welterweight Champion Leon Edward’s in Diaz’s last outing. Diaz Is a showman and I’m glad we’ll get to see him in the Octagon at least one more time. Khamzat Chimaev will be across the Octagon from Diaz. Chimaev put on the fight of the year contender when he faced off against Gilbert Burns earlier in the year.

UFC 279 Preview

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UFC 279 is coming up in September with many good fights including a main event that fans will love, but doesn’t make sense at all. The first fight we’re really excited for on the UFC 279 card is Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cuțelaba. The next fight is a banger between Li Jingliang and Tony Ferguson. The Main event is a match up between MMA veteran Nate Diaz and rising MMA star Khamzat Chimaev. This is a banger card we’re super excited for.

Johnny Walker got knocked out in his last outing when he faced off against Jamahal Hill in February which was the most recent blemish in his current slide in his career losing four of his last five fights with one thinking that is he loses this fight he would probably be cut from the UFC roster.  He’ll have tough competition across the UFC Octagon in Ion Cuțelaba. Cuțelaba is also in a rough patch of his career but his losses are to killers in the division like Magomed Ankalaev and former UFC Champion Glover Teixeira. With his last loss coming to Ryann Spann.

Tony Ferguson has lost his way losing his last four contests the last one being a brutal Front Kick Knockout by former Bellator Champ Michael Chandler. Ferguson seems to be being fed to the wolves much like Diaz as he will have tough competition in Li Jingliang. Li has a record with a few blemishes on it with a 19-7 record with his last loss coming against the headliner of UFC 279 Khamzat Chimaev. A fantastic addition to this card.

Khamzat Chimaev has climbed the ranks of the UFC Welterweight division leaving the bodies of his competitors in shambles. Chimaev has an impressive 11-0 record with six of those wins coming by Knockout and four by Submission and only one of those victories coming by Unanimous Decision. Nate Diaz has been on the UFC roster from 2007 until now and he’s been trying to get out of his UFC contract and I think this is the UFC’s way of saying have a good life. Diaz has a 20-13 record losing three of his last four fights against the likes of Leon Edwards, Jorge Masvidal, and Prime Conor McGregor.  

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Fighter Profile: Jorge Masvidal

UFC fight night picks; Jorge Masvidal wants to teach Leon Edwards a lesson  - Sports Illustrated
Masvidal before his title fight with Kamaru Usman Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports

Jorge Masvidal is one of the most inspiring stories in MMA. He started fighting in the streets in Miami, with nights that he slept in his car not being able to afford to eat, and then ended up being one of the biggest stars in the biggest promotion in the sport. Because of Masvidal’s success he is now running his own MMA promotion. Quite the rags to riches story that makes America great.

Masvidal was born on November 12, 1984 in Miami where he still resides to this day. Masvidal was born to Cuban and peruvian parents. His father escaped Communist Cuba via a homemade raft. Thus Masvidal takes a very anti-communist and anti-socalism stance to this day. His father would end up doing time for drug trafficking and manslaughter. Masvidal had a rough childhood often involving him getting into fights and this led to him getting a name for himself in street fights in Miami including beating one of Kimbo Slice’s protégés. Masvidal also wrestled in High School but was not able to compete due to issues with his grades this led Masvidal to end up training martial arts first karate then MMA.

Masvidal made his MMA debut in 2003 against Brandon Bledsoe back when the sport was only 10 years old. Masvidal would win by Knockout. He’d win his next four fights before taking his first loss in the sport. He’d fight for various promotions compiling a record of 16-3 before he fought in Bellator, a new promotion which he was on the first card for that promotion where he fought Nick Agallar and won via TKO(punches.) He’d fight twice more for Bellator compiling a 2-1 record at the promotion. From their Masvidal would fight in various promotions before landing at Strikeforce, his final stop before the UFC.

Masvidal made his debut against Tim Means in April of 2013, at UFC on Fox 7. He’d win via Unanimous decision. He’d then face Michael Chiesa and would win via Submission (brabo choke.) He’d then face Rustam Khabilov and would lose the fight via Unanimous decision. He’d make it to the top and then hit major roadblocks with a couple multiple loss skids but he’d pull it together before getting to one of the most interesting fights of his career against Nate Diaz for the ‘BMF’ title. Masvidal would win via TKO (doctor stoppage) due to Diaz’s immense amount of bleeding. The newly minted BMF would then face Kamaru Usman in back to back title fights losing to the second best Welterweight Champion of all time. Diaz was supposed to face Leon Edwards at UFC 269 but Unfortunately was unable to fight due to injury. 

It is not known who Masvidal will face next, but there are rumors of him facing his former best friend, roommate, and training partner Colby Covington. I think fans would love to see this matchup.

What’s Next For Dustin Poirier?

Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor quarrel over $500K donation

Dustin Poirier had a monster year headlining the three of the Biggest UFC cards in a post pandemic world. Unfortunately he wasn’t able to win the Lightweight title, but he does have many fights that could be in the cards. A possible fight with Welterweight Colby Covington could be in the cards. A possible fourth fight with Conor McGregor could happen if Poirier wanted to take some time off and wait for the Irish former two division champion. Another possible matchup could be between Poirier and Nate Diaz.

Poirier and Covington have exchanged verbal barbs over the internet recently with Poirier hoping that Covington didn’t have a nice Christmas, and Covington saying that when the pair sparred at their old gym American Top Team in Coconut Creek, FL Poirier would leave crying. Needless to say this bickering adds to the hype of what would be an awesome fight. Covington is coming off a loss to Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 268. Much like Poirier, his last loss was in a title fight. It would definitely make sense to pair the two together especially with Poirier saying that he doesn’t want to make the weight cut to 155 any longer.

Poirier being one of the promotion’s biggest stars makes one think he will go after money fights. And one of the big money fights that he could go for, would be a matchup with Diaz. It’d be a grappler vs. grappler matchup but one would think fans would look past that and want to see these two guys throwing shots at each other and see who reigns supreme as both of them are adequate strikers too. Both Poirier and Diaz have beef with McGregor so this potentially sets the stage for either one of them to fight McGregor again. I think Poirier would destroy a rusty Diaz who didn’t look good in his last outing, and made fans think he was only there for a payday.

Another unlikely option would be a fourth fight with McGregor. I know the end of the last fight in their trilogy made people go into shock and even though Poirier won, it didn’t seem like this ended things between the pair. I think fans would like to see this fight at some point down the road if not immediately. For Poirier this only makes sense in the financial department. He’s already proved that 2021 Poirier can top McGregor, something that 2014 Poirier could not do. I think fans would love to see this and I think it would make the UFC money so why couldn’t a fourth fight happen.

We shall see how this plays out, it’ll be interesting to see how this works out.

Update 01/04/22: Poirier came out publicly saying that he will face Nate Diaz in a short notice fight within the next six weeks. Considering both of their star power one would expect the UFC to put this fight on a numbered PPV card. We shall see!

Our Wishlist of Fights for 2022

Where are they? Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal among the UFC stars with no  fights lined up
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Christmas may be over and Santa has delivered his last package, but we still have a wishlist of fights that we’re asking Uncle Dana to deliver us in the new year. The UFC has done a lot of great things persevering through the Pandemic, and we have some thoughts on fights we want to see in a post pandemic year, a full year with fans in the stands at all the PPV events. Here are our four big fight wishes for the New Year.

Dustin Poirier Vs. Nate Diaz

Dustin Poirier just lost his title shot against champion Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 earlier this month. After the fight many fans wondered what was Next for Poirier. Some even wondered if Lafyette’s own would retire. I doubt Poirier retires and I think that him being one of the promotion’s biggest stars he will go after money fights. And one of the big money fights that he could go for would be a matchup with Diaz. It’d be a grappler vs. grappler matchup but one would think fans would look past that and want to see these two guys throwing shots at each other and see who reigns supreme. Both Poirier and Diaz have beef with McGregor so this potentially sets the stage for either one of them to fight McGregor again.

Derrick Lewis Vs. Stipe Miocic

Derrick Lewis has the most Knockouts in UFC history and he is one of the most entertaining Heavyweights in the division. It is rumored that Lewis wants to fight Miocic next. Miocic has been on the sidelines since losing his title to current Heavyweight Champion, Francis Ngannou at UFC 260. Miocic has stayed busy working on his podcast, at his second job at the Fire Department, and being a father two his daughter and new son, Mateo. Miocic is considered to be the Heavyweight GOAT and it’d be interesting to see the Heavyweight GOAT vs. the UFC Knockout King. Let’s not mention that Stipe is very proficient on his feet being a Golden Gloves boxing champion and could go toe to toe with Lewis.

Jon Jones Vs. Anyone in the Heavyweight Division

After a recent arrest Jon Jones’ future with the promotion looked odd. Jones being cut always seemed unlikely as the UFC would probably like to control Jones as he’s one of the promotion’s biggest stars. It was Rumored that Jones was offered a fight with the UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou but the money wasn’t right in Jone’s eyes. After talks for that fight fizzled out it was rumored that Jones was offered a fight with former Heavyweight Champion, Stipe Miocic. Jones wasn’t interested in that fight either. Hopefully Jones figures out what he’s interested in,  possibly another title fight offer is in Jones’ future to fight the winner of Ngannou and Ciryl Gane at UFC 270.

Amanda Nunes Vs. Julianna Peña 2

This month Julianna Peña shocked the MMA world with her defeat of Amanda Nunes at UFC 269 in the Co-main Event for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight title. Peña, who had called for the fight for many years, won via Submission in the second round. She did everything she said she would and did not fear Nunes. The two now have even more resentment towards each other as after the fight Peña went after Nunes with verbal barbs saying she was the first Mom champ when Nunes had adopted a daughter that was birthed by her wife, fellow UFC fighter, Nina Nunes. This vitriol between the two and the addition of Nunes being the most dominant female UFC champion in history trying to get one of her titles, absolutely makes this a rematch that you the viewer don’t want to miss.

What’s Next For Nate Diaz?

Diaz a Reminder of U.F.C.'s Star Challenge - The New York Times
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Stockton, CA native and overall badass Nate Diaz Returned to the Octagon at UFC 263 when he faced off against Leon Edwards. It was Diaz’s first fight since he fought Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 for the BMF title. Diaz is quite the character and his Twitter game calling out opponents on the platform is second to only the Notorious one in the MMA world. It’d be great to see Diaz come back to the UFC Octagon sooner rather than later, and these are fights we think make sense for Diaz who has put on so many amazing showings in the UFC Octagon during his career.

Poirier just lost his title shot against champion Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 earlier this month. After the fight many fans wondered what was Next for Poirier. Some even wondered if Lafyette’s own would retire. I doubt Poirier retires and I think that him being one of the promotion’s biggest stars he will go after money fights. And one of the big money fights that he could go for would be a matchup with Diaz. It’d be a grappler vs. grappler matchup but one would think fans would look past that and want to see these two guys throwing shots at each other and see who reigns supreme. Both Poirier and Diaz have beef with McGregor so this potentially sets the stage for our next fight option.

The Second  fight that fans would really want to see Diaz fight would be his final fight in his trilogy with Conor McGregor. McGregor just wrapped up his trilogy with Poirier, losing two consecutive fights to Poirier. This would be a great matchup for the two fighters as Diaz lost both his last two fights also so they both need wins. This trilogy would also sell a lot of PPV’s so it’s really a no brainer for the Promotion to entertain this fight. Even though Diaz says he’s not a fan of the idea of the fight, I think turning down that type of money isn’t a great move when you only have a couple fights in the sport’s biggest promotion left.

The other fight that fans would love to see would be a rematch of the ‘BMF’ title between Diaz and Jorge Masvidal. Masvidal has also lost his two last fights which happened to be title fights against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 and 261. This again is a no brainer for the promotion as the original BMF title was won by TKO (doctor stoppage.) So fans would flock in droves to the venue and to buy the PPV event if it were to go down.

No matter which fight Diaz chooses, you know it’ll be electric. A fight with Poirier would be great as would rematches with McGregor and Masvidal. We shall see how this shakes out!

What’s Next For Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 02: Jorge Masvidal poses for a portrait backstage during the UFC 244 event at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
The UFC BMF himself, Jorge Masvidal.

Jorge Masvidal was set to make his return to the UFC Octagon at UFC 269 but due to an undisclosed injury he suffered in his training camp. He was supposed to face Leon Edwards who’s been on an impressive win streak. But will that fight get rescheduled is still to be decided. Could a new opponent be better for Masvidal?  Would a fight with someone like Colby Covington sell more fights for the UFC? We’re going to look into some of the options for the American Top Team standout.

One option for Masvidal would be rescheduling the fight against Leon Edwards for a later date. Could Masvidal play spoiler to Leon Edward’s win streak. MMA fans would love to see Masvidal win as he hasn’t won a fight since he faced Nate Diaz at UFC 244 in November of 2019 for the symbolic BMF title. Masvidal faced Kamaru Usman in his last two fights for the UFC Welterweight Championship, and was unable to come away with a win.

One other option could be a rematch with Nate Diaz. Diaz fought for the first time since his loss to Masvidal when he faced Edwards in June. Unfortunately for Diaz it was a loss to Edwards.  Masvidal and Diaz both sorely need a win so it might make sense for the two 170 pounders to do a rematch in March or April. Diaz is also on the last fight of his UFC deal and if he’s not completing his Trilogy with Conor McGregor a fight with Masvidal would be a matchup fans would love to see.

The other option which MMA fans would rather see is a grudge match with Colby Covington. In the week leading up to UFC 268 Covington was throwing shade at Masvidal calling him a ‘journeyman.’ Some in the MMA world have said that Masvidal pulled out intentionally to fight Covington at a later date although it seems unlikely, it would make things more interesting if that truth came out at a later date.

The UFC matchmakers have a lot of great fights they could make. Masvidal is a fan favorite so no matter what card they put him on it will sell. It’d be great to see any of these fights happen. Masvidal would have his hands full with any of these killers. It’ll be interesting to see how this pans out.

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5 Odd Fighter Omissions From The JRE MMA Show

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Joe Rogan is the most popular podcast host in the world. His podcast the Joe Rogan Experience was recently bought by Spotify for 100 million. One of the best things about the JRE podcast is the JRE MMA show where Rogan sits with MMA’s biggest stars and talks to them for multiple hours covering an array of fascinating topics from Francis Ngannou talking about life as a child laborer in Africa to Stipe Miocic talking about being a firefighter in his time away from the sport. Last week Rogan sat down with the most dominant Women’s Flyweight champion ever, Valentina Schevchenko. And it makes one think of who are the odd omissions to the JRE MMA show.

5. Daniel Cormier

After his retirement from fighting in 2020 Cormier has filled his days as a UFC broadcaster for ESPN commentating for PPV, Fight Night cards, and on Tuesday Night’s Dana White’s Contender series. When not in the broadcast booth Cormier has his own podcast, but interestingly enough Cormier and Rogan who share the UFC broadcast booth haven’t sat down and done a podcast together. 

4. Amanda Nunes

Rogan has sat down with many notable women’s MMA fighters including Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey, and Schevchenko. But Rogan has not sat down for a podcast with arguably the greatest female MMA fighter of all time Amanda Nunes. Nunes who became the first simultaneous female two division Champion has defended both her belts multiple times and it seems like no one can stop her. Rogan has shown nothing but praise for Amanda Nunes. 

3. Tony Furgeson

One of the most impressive win streaks in MMA history was Tony Furgeson’s 12 fight win streak. Furgeson climbed to the top of the lightweight division during this historic stretch. Ferguson has been cornered by Rogan’s friend Eddie Bravo. They both also have Black Belts Under Bravo. So it seems strange that the two wouldn’t have sat down and done a podcast by now.   Furgeson unfortunately has been on a three fight skid and has taken time off from fighting. Furgeson is currently trading verbal barbs with Conor McGregor on Twitter. It’d be interesting to hear Furgeson and Rogan talk about the fight game

2. The Diaz Brothers

Nate and Nick Diaz both returned to the UFC Octagon in 2021. Unfortunately they both didn’t win, but they both showed why they are fan favorites. Rogan has talked about how enjoys both of the Diaz brothers and their authenticity. Rogan has talked about how ridiculous Nick’s suspension was, and how it was harsh considering that his opponent Anderson Silva tested positive for steroids and got less of a suspension.  Rogan who has been an open champion for marijuana and the drugs positive uses and they’d definitely have an interesting dialogue.

1. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov has been retired from fighting MMA for about a year now. Nurmagomedov who showed complete dominance in The UFC Octagon with an undefeated record has taken up coaching and has been very successful as a coach. It is no doubt that Rogan and Nurmagomedov would have a fascinating dialogue about fighting and coaching a sport that they both love. Nurmagomedov, whose native tongue is Russian, has said in the past that he would do the podcast if his English got better eventually. It’d be interesting if Rogan got his friend Lex Fridman a native Russian speaker who is also a Brazillian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, who could translate anything that  Nurmagomedov could not express properly. It’d be a fascinating podcast episode.

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5 Fights Conor McGregor Should Consider Before Retirement

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 17:  (R-L) Conor McGregor kicks Max Holloway in their UFC featherweight bout at TD Garden on August 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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Conor McGregor is the biggest star in MMA and is subsequently one of the most polarizing stars in the sport. The former two division champ has fought a who’s who in both the Featherweight division and in the Lightweight division. Although it seems like his better days are behind him there are some great fights that could be made for the former Champ-Champ. 

Conor McGregor Vs Islam Makhachev

It’s no mystery to anyone that when Khabib Nurmagomedov said he was retiring that he definitely meant it.  Nurmagomedov has taken up coaching to fill his time in retirement. One of his best fighters that he is coaching is Islam Makhachev. Makhachev has a dominant ground game, reminiscent of Nurmagomedov. It would be an interesting match up with Makhachev trying to take McGregor down and McGregor trying to keep the fight standing where he can use his fists to try to secure a knockout. This seems like a great fight and the UFC would find masterful ways to sell this fight because Makhachev’s camp and McGregor’s camp definitely don’t like each other.

Conor McGregor vs Tony Ferguson

One of the biggest stars in the promotion who’s also been on a losing skid as of late is Tony Ferguson. Furgeson has been calling out the Irish fighter since McGregor was down at 145 pounds. Since then McGregor has moved up to 155 pounds and has won the belt in the 155 pound division, boxed Floyd Maywether, and fought Khabib to try to win the belt again and lost. Conor. Ferguson has also had the belt in the lightweight division but it was only an Interim belt. It’d be great to see these two fan favorites go at it, and Tony Ferguson getting his very own ‘red panty night.’ 

Conor McGregor Vs. Max Holloway II

In 2013 these two fighters met in the UFC Octagon and Conor put on an impressive performance against Holloway to get the win via decision. Since then Holloway and McGregor have both become UFC Champions with Holloway defending the Featherweight belt on multiple occasions only losing the belt to current champion  Alexander Volkanovski in 2019. This would be a great rematch that I think people would love to see.

Conor McGregor vs Jorge Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal has an interesting resume with fights he’s definitely had some amazing bouts including two title fights against current Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and a semi championship fight for the BMF belt with Nate Diaz. Masvidal hasn’t really had a big money fight like the Paydays associated with a fight like the one he’d make against McGregor. Masvidal has an amazing rags to riches story from fighting in the streets of Miami and sleeping in his car to being one of the biggest stars in the biggest MMA promotion. It’d be great to see this fight take place especially if the BMF title was back up for grabs.

Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz III

McGregor just finished his trilogy with Dustin Poirier with two losses to Poirier the last being in July at UFC 264, but the UFC star also has another Trilogy that hasn’t seen it’s final act and that is with Nate DIaz. These two fighters have met twice already and are even with a win apiece. They are both coming off consecutive losses with Diaz losing to Leon Edwards at UFC 263 in June and before that a loss to Jorge Masvidal in November of 2019. This would be an amazing match up for the fans and would make the UFC oodles of money with PPV buys and ticket sales. 

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5 Fights The UFC Should Book In 2022

Nate Diaz lands a shot at Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor Vs. Nate Diaz III

McGregor just finished his trilogy with Dustin Poirier with two losses to Poirier the last being in July at UFC 264, but the UFC star also has another Trilogy that hasn’t seen it’s final act and that is with Nate DIaz. These two fighters have met twice already and are even with a win apiece. They are both coming off consecutive losses with Diaz losing to Leon Edwards at UFC 263 in June and before that a loss to Jorge Masvidal in November of 2019. This would not likely be until late 2022 with McGregor coming off the injury he sustained in his loss to Dustin Poirier.  

Stipe Miocic vs Derrick Lewis 

Both of these fighters are coming off losses in championship bouts. Miocic lost his belt in March to current UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou. Lewis is coming off a loss to Ciryl Gane at UFC 265 in August where he went toe to toe with the Division’s current Interim Champion. There is an interesting weight discrepancy between the two with Stipe currently weighing in at 234 and Lewis weighing in at the division maximum of 265. On Joe Rogan’s MMA Podcast Lewis reveals that he walks around at about 290 making Lewis the bigger fighter by a mile. Stipe is the greatest heavyweight of all time however so don’t count him out. 

Mackenzie Dern Vs Claudia Gadelha

Mackenzie Dern just fought on Saturday night so it might be too soon to talk about her fighting again. Dern of course lost, but after the fight Claudia Gadelha went on her instagram to call out Dern. It’d be an interesting grappler vs. grappler matchup with both of these Black Belts having  grappling prowess. Dern is coming off only her second loss in her MMA career and will look to be back in the win column in her next fight. Gadelha is also coming off a loss in her last fight which was in November of 2020.  Gadelha was just cleared by the UFC physicians to compete after her injury. Gahdelha was the first strawweight to ever win in the UFC Octagon, and has since fought for the title against Joanna Jędrzejczyk. This would be a very good matchup for the two Brazilians Strawweights. 

Henry Cejudo Vs. Alexander Volkanovski

Henry Cejudo has gone completely out of his way to tell anyone and their mother how much he wants a shot at Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski over the last year. Volkanovski is coming off an impressive win against Brian Ortega at UFC 266 in September. Cejudo started campaigning again to get a title shot after Volkanovski won in September. If Cejudo were to win against Volkanovski this would be his third title in as many divisions with belts in the Flyweight and Bantamweight division already on his resume.

Jon Jones Vs. Anyone in The Heavyweight Division

At this point it’s getting pretty apparent that the greatest MMA fighter of all time will not be fighting anytime soon. After a recent arrest Jon Jones’ future with the promotion looks questionable whether it be another suspension or Jones being cut from the promotion altogether. Jones being cut seems unlikely as the UFC would probably like to control Jones’ contract as he’s one of the promotion’s biggest stars. It is Rumored that Jones was offered a fight with the UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou but the money wasn’t right. After talks for that fight fizzled out it was rumored that Jones was offered a fight with former Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic but wasn’t interested in that fight either. Hopefully Jones figures out what he’s interested in. Possibly another title fight offer is in Jones’ future to fight the winner of Ngannou and Ciryl Gane at UFC 270.

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