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Author: Mitchell Banuelos

UFC Middleweight Wishlist for 2018

KANSAS CITY, MO – APRIL 15: Robert Whittaker of New Zealand celebrates his TKO victory over Jacare Souza of Brazil in their middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at Sprint Center on April 15, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Since Michael Bisping won the middleweight title at UFC 199 in 2016 after knocking out Luke Rockhold, the title has been up for grabs a total of two times. The first of them being Bisping’s first title defence against Dan Henderson at UFC 204. Bisping’s second defence came at UFC...

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UFC Fight Night 124’s Standout Performances

The UFC’s first trip to St. Louis, Missouri was full of many spectacular performances. Two new stars at featherweight have shown why they belong at the top of the ladder at 145. There was also a 60-second knockout and a battle in the main event. It is time to look back at UFC Fight Night 124: Stephens vs. Choi and see who had the most spectacular performances from the UFC’s first event of 2018. #1: Marco Polo Reyes def. Matt Frevola via Knockout (Punch) 1:00 of Round 1 Earning his contract into the UFC after a good performance on...

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UFC Lightweight Wishlist for 2018

Being clogged up the way it has been for the last 14 months because of the current champions inactivity, the UFC’s lightweight division has been pretty crazy since the title changed hands at UFC 205 in November of 2016. When Conor McGregor won the belt that night, becoming the UFC’s first fighter to hold two title belts simultaneously, there was no more activity from the champion. He went on to campaign for a fight with boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather, and finally got the fight in August 2017. During all that craziness, a lot of things happened in the division he...

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UFC Featherweight Wishlist for 2018

The UFC’s men’s featherweight division has arrived in the “Blessed Era” as Max Holloway has solidified himself as a legit champion after dethroning Jose Aldo at UFC 212, and then defeating him again the exact same way at UFC 218. Outside of Max Holloway, there are many great fighters in the 145 pound weight class that could make a run for the title in 2018, with breakout stars recently making a name for themselves. A couple of those stars being Brian Ortega, who is coming off a submission victory over Cub Swanson, and Josh Emmett, who is coming off...

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UFC Bantamweight Wishlist for 2018

The UFC’s bantamweight division is stacked with talent, but in the last two years, three men have been on top of that mountain. Between 2016 and 2017, the title changed hands three times – the first time coming in January of 2016 when Dominick Cruz defeated TJ Dillashaw by a split decision to become the champion. Cruz went on to defend the belt once, until December 30, 2016 at UFC 207, when he took on Cody Garbrandt. He lost that fight by a unanimous decision, making Garbrandt the new king of the division. Garbrandt’s first defense came against former...

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UFC Flyweight Wishlist for 2018

Photo via UFC The UFC flyweight division is full of many talented fighters. There are veterans like Joseph Benavidez and promising young stars like Brandon Moreno. While this division had many talented fighters, there has only been one champion. Mighty Mouse has reigned since the division was created back in 2012. That man is Demetrious Johnson. He defeated Joseph Benavidez at UFC 152, winning the inaugural flyweight championship. Since then, nobody has been able to defeat Johnson. With that being said, here five fights that would be great for the UFC to put on in the flyweight division during 2018. This...

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