UFC Vegas 34 offered a wonderful middleweight essential occasion between Jared Cannonier and Kelvin Gastelum.
Cannonier received the battle by unanimous determination and shocked the MMA world by mentioning that he’s broke and must maintain preventing to have cash.
The necessity for cash places Cannonier into an attention-grabbing place now going ahead, whereas Gastelum continues to fall within the middleweight rankings. Now it’s time to attempt to determine their subsequent strikes on this version of Matchmaker Monday
Consequence: defeated Kelvin Gastelum by unanimous determination at UFC Vegas 34
Subsequent: Jack Hermansson
Cannonier wants cash. A title battle, which he has now earned, would enable him to receives a commission extra. A couple of issues there although. For starters, Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker nonetheless haven’t been booked to battle. One other downside is that if Whittaker wins, there’ll completely be a rematch which leaves Cannonier ready.
If Cannioner needs to attend out then we all know his subsequent transfer is a title battle, but when he decisions to not and needs to maintain preventing to generate profits then it will get tough.
Proper now the highest of the division has fights booked so for now pencil him in with Hermansson, who isn’t booked and ranked No. 6 within the middleweight rankings. Nevertheless, be aware that the subsequent few weeks can change this matchup. If guys are prepared to be energetic and attempt to earn a title battle and Cannonier needs to maintain preventing there are plenty of nice matchups available on the market. It’s only a matter of seeing how the fights play out within the coming weeks.
Consequence: misplaced to Jared Cannonier by unanimous determination at UFC Vegas 34
Subsequent: Uriah Corridor
One other loss for the man who gave Adesanya his hardest battle at 185 kilos. This one marks his 5 defeat over his previous six fights.
A highway again to the highest is getting tougher for Gastelum, who deserves plenty of credit score as he’s preventing the most effective of the most effective at middleweight. Nevertheless, for all of the credit score he deserves, he nonetheless hasn’t received.
Up subsequent, moderately than giving him one other high ranked man, Gastelum ought to battle somebody ranked beneath him who’s coming off a loss. Cue in Corridor. Each fighters want a win to start out climbing again and steep slops to the highest which is able to make for an amazing battle.