The UFC Fight Island 8 was a rare card on Wednesday afternoon. For those who watched the event live on ESPN, it was a great afternoon fight.
In the main event, Michael Chiesa returned in a big octagon and Neil Magny wrestled on his way to a biased unanimous victory.
Now that the event is over, let’s find out what the men who attended Wednesday’s main event are:
result: Unanimously defeated Neil Magny At UFC Fight Island 8
Next: Stephen Thompson
Chiesa looked great in just the first fight in a year.
Aside from his great performance, he made a great call to Colby Covington. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen him in that fight. Not because I didn’t like the match, but because Covington and Jorge Masvidal finally felt like fighting this year.
But I like playing against Wonder Boy. World-class striker vs. world-class grappler. It’s a fun fight.
Currently, the welterweight division has some moving parts in the coming weeks. Champions Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns will fight in a few weeks, after which Leon Edwards will fight Khamzat Chimaev.
Both Wonder Boy and Chiesa want a big fight, so if either one has a chance to jump at the end of the next few weeks, I think they’ll take it. But if Thompson and Chiesa fight in the coming months, the winner is guaranteed a huge fight that both covet.
Also, a sleeping car that could be Chiesa’s next opponent is Tyron Woodley, a former champion who ranks higher than him. The fight against Woodley will also help Chiesa’s stock continue to rise.
result: Lost to Michael Chiesa in unanimous decision at UFC Fight Island 8
Next: Geoff Neal
Tough Magny here. The winners of Wednesday’s main event just saw all of Chiesa’s potential opponents and it was clear that a lot of good things were happening to them.
Now when the top eight fighters play things in a crowded division Ranked 9thI think Neil is likely to be his next opponent, as he is likely to have to fight someone below him.
Neil is losing to Wonder Boy, but his stock didn’t fall dramatically as many believe he has the talent to run in the division. Magny is a good starting point if he intends to do it after suffering a loss.
The sleepers in this case are Li Jingliang, who knocked out Santiago Ponzinibio at UFC Fight Island 7. The reason for the sleepers is that Jin Liang is gaining momentum and Magny is beating him. I’m sure he wants to come back.
– MMA Sports
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