Since Marlon Moraes beat Jimmy Rivera in 33 minutes back on June 1 at Utica, N.Y., he’s deserved a bantamweight title fight.
But as they say in aerospace, “Houston, we’ve got an issue. ”
When flyweight winner Henry Cejudo had been signed up to fight bantamweight winner T.J. Dillashaw, the idea, atleast for the bantamweight division, would be that the battle would occur and then Dillashaw would proceed on to the deserving contenders, Moraes in particular.
But if we go by value — and also in the end, just about all UFC decisions come down to this — there would be interest in Dillashaw.
Let’s look at Fortunes Changed For Five celebrities of Saturday’s show.
MARLON MORAES — therefore often champions from different companies appear in the UFC and fail to deliver. Hector Lombard appeared like a killer in Bellator and had difficulties in the UFC. Will Brooks appeared to be one of those whole world ’s top light weights in Bellator and did nothing at all the UFC, also was gone incredibly quickly. Even Justin Gaethje, who is a legitimate UFC Head Liner Because of His caliber of fights, went 17-0 in being the top celebrity of their Entire World Series of Struggling, also has really gone 2-2 since in the UFC,
When Moraes lost his UFC debut to Assuncao, he looked just like he had been the following addition to this list. But maybe not anymore.
His next move should be easy: A title fight with Dillashaw (16-4). But it’therefore not really simple. Moraes can sit wait for how it all plays out if Dillashaw and Cejudo are paired up . The most peculiar thing to get him is if Dillashaw gets his way and somehow the rematch are at flyweight, since the jelqing would be for a third game at bantamweight, and then Cejudo wins again.
The re match should be at bantamweight, to keep this from happening and also the winner should be got by Moraes. In spite of no title whatsoever, Moraes vs. Garbrandt are one of the primary lighter-weight struggles with the season.
The issue is featherweight winner Max Holloway
In feather-weight, there’s an obvious next opponent in Brian Ortega
DEMIAN MAIA — In 41, the king of their daddy bods revealed yet more on Saturday that if he is able to find the right position, he could beat almost anyone at welterweight.
Maia (26-9) stopped Lyman Great (20-5, 1 no competition ) by being the fantastic variation of Demian Maia, usually the one who doesn’t think he’s a striker but knows not many can keep up with him at a pure grappling match.
With his career obviously near its own sunset, Maia is not likely to ever win a UFC championship or get another title shot.
What he can be fighting is really just a Hall of Fame career. Maia is near the top at three important UFC all-time groups: He’therefore tied for third for many fights with 29 with Jeremy Stephens and Michael Bisping, supporting Jim Miller at 3 1 and also Donald Cerrone at 30; he’s tied together with Bisping and Georges StPierre for second position in wins with 20, supporting Cerrone’s 2-2; he’s tied together with Nate Diaz for third for many admissions with nine, supporting Charles Oliveira together with 12 and also Royce Gracie together with 10.
As far as that which goes next, Michael Chiesa (15-4) looks like a fantastic next competitor, because men are so strong on a lawn. Another prospective interesting style match up would be using Ben Askren (18-0),” no matter if Askren wins or loses at his UFC debut against Robbie Lawler about March 2 in vegas.
CHARLES OLIVEIRA — The entry king proceeded to 26-8, together with 1 no competition, along with his triumph on Saturday over David Teymur.
Kevin Lee (17-4) will make for a fantastic next challenge so far as a premier positions match belongs. Gillespie needs a top-ranked test and this are the traditional jiu jitsu vs. wrestler battle.
JOHNNY WALKER — once in awhile, someone unknown and very un-tested comes along and individuals think they have what it takes to be a huge celebrity. Occasionally they flake outside and they don’t. Frequently people get before themselves when boxers debut in UFC with quick wins.
To put it differently, he seems like he’s got real potential and also he could become a celebrity, or even as readily a “Anything Happened to? ”
Still, after his 15-second triumph over Justin Ledet, one could see in 36 months a Jones vs. Walker fight being tremendous, or at hindsight in three years, the very idea these were planted in exactly the same sentence might possibly be looked back on laughable.
What Walker has right now will be 6-foot-6 using creative offensive skill and a volatile set. That resembles ancient Jones. (His close disqualification in those 15 minutes after he had the fight not quite won points to a different dilemma that shouldn’t be that there 19 fights to a career: A issue with rules)