After each occasion, followers marvel whom the dropping fighters will likely be matched up with subsequent.
With one other evening of UFC motion within the rearview mirror, it’s time to look ahead, placed on a pair of Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard’s sneakers, and play UFC matchmaker for UFC 251’s most notable fighters.
These fighters embody Jorge Masvidal (35-14 MMA, 12-7 UFC) who fell wanting the welterweight title in a unanimous determination loss to Kamaru Usman (17-1 MMA, 12-Zero UFC) in the primary occasion at Flash Discussion board in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, in addition to former champs Max Holloway (21-6 MMA, 17-6 UFC), Jose Aldo (28-7 MMA, 10-6 UFC) and Jessica Andrade (20-Eight MMA, 11-6 UFC), and, lastly, Paige VanZant (8-5 MMA, 5-Four UFC).
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Ought to struggle: Nobody within the UFC
Why:The writing has been on the wall for a while concerning VanZant’s UFC departure and it now appears imminent after ending her contract on a fast submission loss to Amanda Ribas.
If VanZant had placed on a efficiency that that was extra aggressive, maybe the UFC would give her the cash she clearly needs. It didn’t occur, although, and the long-lasting rumor has been that she’ll be part of her husband Austin Vanderford on the Bellator roster. Provided that promotion’s potential to be extra versatile with matchmaking, that looks like a greater match for VanZant at this level, anyway.