What’s Next For The Winners at UFC Sacramento
By Jordan Victor
UFC Sacramento is in the books and it was a great night in California. As the fans were treated to an excellent night of MMA. But as with every event we must look towards what is next and where the winners on the night will go.
In the main event of the evening, former UFC featherweight champion Germaine De Randamie made quick work of the previously undefeated Aspen Ladd. Many believed the stoppage to be somewhat controversial, but personally I do not think that a rematch is needed in the near future.
Especially with the recent weight cutting issues that have plagued Ladd. So therefore, I would like to see De Randamie face Amanda Nunes in her next fight.
Nunes is in need of a challenger for her 135 belt and who better than the Dutch native De Randamie. A bout that could easily be billed as the most loved woman in the UFC vs the most hated, with the controversial Holly Holm fight still in the memory of many UFC fans.
The co-main event saw UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber defy the odds and return to winning ways against the surging Ricky Simon. With his first knockout in over 10 years the 40 year old will be looking for the big fights, and with not much time left in the sport it will have to be soon, and I think he should be the next in line for Henry Cejudo. A big fight for both fighters and a great way for Faber to end his career, whilst also allowing the other two top contenders at bantamweight Aljo Sterling And Petr Yan to compete for the next title shot.
Josh Emmett was also victorious on the main card becoming one of the only men to stop Bosnian powerhouse Mirsad Bektic. Emmett is fast becoming known as the most powerful man in the division,with vicious knockouts in his multiple UFC fights. In his next fight I would like to see him test this power against UFC legend José Aldo. Aldo is arguably the most seasoned striker in the division and is a former UFC champion.Therefore, presenting the perfect challenge for Emmett as he continues his quest for UFC gold. a win over Aldo would prove just how good Emmett is.
In the other two bouts on the main card, middleweights Marvin Vettori and Karl Roberson both claim decision victories. With Vettori dominating Cesar Ferreira and Roberson winning a very close decision over UFC newcomer Wellington Turman.
Funnily enough I would actually like to see these two fighters face each other. Both fighters are no strangers to the UFC elite with impressive performances (in defeat) against Israel Adesanya and Glover Teixiera respectively.
So what better way to get back to the top of the division by having two surging contenders face off with each other, with the winner priming themselves for another shot at the top 10.