Also on the Prelims we had Gillian “The Savage” Robertson rear naked choke Veronica Macedo in the second round. Gillian would love to fight on the UFC on ESPN 3 card in Fort Lauderdale, so I would match her up with Montana De Le Rosa.
We had Magomed Ankalaev vs Klidson Abreu in the light heavyweight division started off the main card on ESPN+, Magomed won by unanimous decision. After loosing his debut fight for the UFC, Magomed has won 2 in a row and wants a step up in competition, so I would match him up with Tyson Pedro.
Peter Yan won by unanimous decision vs UFC veteran John Dodson. Peter Yan is now on a 4 fight win streak in the bantamweight division as he ascends up the rankings. Next for Peter should be a top 5 contender and Aljamain Sterling fits the bill, the winner gets a title shot in the bantamweight division!
Liz Carmouche one of the UFC female pioneers wins by unanimous decision vs Lucie Pudilova in the women’s flyweight division. Liz Carmouche has great name recognition and the women’s flyweight champion Valentina Schevchenko needs an opponent, BOOM women’s flyweight title match is set!
Gian Villante vs Michal Oleksiejczuk in the light heavyweight division went down exactly how I predicted it, Michal Oleksiejczuk wins by 1st Round TKO. Michal is a dark horse contender and just needs to stack up more wins against top competitors like Patrick Cummings.
In the Co Main Event Stefan Struve bounces back from his 3 fight losing streak to win by 2nd Round Submission Arm Triangle Choke in the heavyweight division. This one is kinda tricky, Stefan can fight a top 10 fighter at anytime but, it seemed like he wasn’t sure if he will fight in the UFC ever again. So I hope one day we can see Stefan Struve vs Cain Velasquez.
Main Event Jan Blachowicz vs Thiago Santos in the light heavyweight division created maybe a new title contender and he is Thiago Santos. Thiago won by 3rd Round TKO and right away he made the strap sign to his waist. Thiago wants the winner of Anthony Smith and Jon Jones but the fight I would make would be Santos vs Rockhold. The winner would definitely be next in line for the light heavyweight championship fight!