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Previous to his spectacular knockout win over Raphael Assuncao at UFC 250, former Bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt was in a troublesome place, having misplaced his earlier three bouts. In reality, Garbrandt even expressed curiosity in dropping all the way down to Flyweight as a possible treatment.

In fact, a “Knockout of the Yr” contender towards Assuncao shot Garbrandt again into the highest 5, and Flyweight talks have been forgotten. Nevertheless, now that there’s a brand new kingpin at 125 lbs. following Deiveson Figueiredo’s violent ascent to the throne (WATCH IT!), Garbrandt as soon as once more seems interested by a possible transfer down.

Garbrandt shared the next submit to his Instagram story, which was then reposted by a number of Crew Alpha Male coaches. In it, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto speculates on the potential match up of Garbrandt vs. Figueiredo.

There are positively causes to imagine this struggle might occur. At first, Garbrandt is without doubt one of the largest names within the small weight courses. A title match with Figueiredo attracts extra eyes than every other potential foe for the Brazilian, and UFC is mostly fast to go along with no matter match up gathers probably the most consideration.

As well as, there actually isn’t one standout contender at Flyweight but. Brandon Moreno has the most effective argument, however he’s solely gained a pair of bouts since rejoining the UFC roster. “Child Murderer” might use one other victory, as might the opposite high decisions in Askar Askarov and Alex Perez.

There’s a gap, and there’s cash to be made on a possible action-packed struggle. Don’t be shocked if it occurs!


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What number of of y’all is that this?

Slips, rips, and KO clips

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Random Land

A reminder that the hair pull is undefeated in actual preventing.

Midnight Music: I fairly preferred this spacey, RnB-y monitor from Oakland indie band Shannon and the Clams, which popped up on my new Uncover Weekly playlist.

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