Written By: Cam Bennett
Manon Fiorot vs Gillian Robertson
Manon Fiorot has come into the women’s flyweight division and shown that she is an absolute force to be reckoned with. “The Beast” is an absolute animal when it comes to the stand-up game and six of her seven wins are by knockout. She is definitely knocking on the door of challenging someone in the top 15 but before she gets that shot, I feel like Fiorot should get a “savage” of a UFC Vet. This would come way by fighting the battle tested Gillian Robertson who definitely poses a scary threat to Fiorot on the ground. It seems like it would be a fight of who could implement their game first.
Montana De La Rosa vs Antonina Shevchenko
If you caught the beginning of the main card, you watched a Montana De La Rosa that looked absolutely phenomenal in her control of the fight and took it into where she was most comfortable. She completely dominated the fight against Ariane Lipski on the ground and secured her first ever tko/ko finish with a solid onslaught of ground and pound. I feel like with a performance like that, she would match up very well against Antonina Shevchenko who keeps trading wins and losses in her past 6 fights. De La Rosa would be a very tough challenge to Shevchenko who has had a rough time with grapplers in the past
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs Robbie Lawler
The “Argentine Dagger” partook in an absolute dog fight against the up and comer Miguel Baeza and his experience, grit and heart helped him take the win home. It was an absolute banger of a fight and helped Ponzinibbio add an eighth win out of his last nine fights. Ponzinibbio had been booted out of the top ten off of one loss, but shows he still deserves a number next to his name and who better to fight for one, than against the ruthless one they call Robbie Lawler, who is ranked at #14. This would be a certified fight of fireworks and should be a main event in my opinion.
Marcin Tybura vs Chris Daukaus
Marcin Tybura survived the early storm that Walt Harris came with to secure a nice late 1st round finish from ground and pound. Marcin has gone on a tear as of late and is on a five-fight win streak and looks like he will be within the top ten of the heavyweight division come Monday. I feel like the next logical step would be another solid top ten challenge in Chris Daukauswho is on a four-fight win streak himself.
Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Curtis Blaydes
“Bigi Boy” made quick work of Augusto Sakai in their main event on Saturday night with a nice first round ko. Rozenstruik bounced back and got back to the winning ways since his loss to Ciryl Gane, and the rest of the top 5 being booked or looking at their shot at the title, the next step for Rozenstruik should be the toughest available one. This would be Curtis Blaydes, who has only ever lost to the champ Francis Ngannou and what looks like the next challenger to the title, Derrick Lewis. This would be a solid test for both fighters and could help set the winner up for a title eliminator possibly down the line.