Opinion: What next for Justin Gaethje and the other main card winners at UFC Lincoln

With the UFC’s marketing plan for their visit to Lincoln, Nebraska largely focussing on Justin Gaethje and James Vick having a combined 18 knockout victories between them, it was only fitting that the event delivered KO finishes in four of the six main card fights.

With big stoppage wins for Eryk Anders, Deiveson Figueiredo, Bryan Barberena and Gaethje, a split decision win for Cortney Casey along with a somewhat controversial decision win for Michael Johnson, the main card in Lincoln, Nebraska had a little something for everybody.

Let’s take a look at what could be up next for each of the victorious fighters following an action packed main card.

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Opinion: What’s next for James Vick and the other UFC Lincoln main card Losers?

UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick is now behind us, and if you didn’t tune in you certainly missed out on a night of exciting fights with only 4 of the 13 going the distance. There were some finishes that will live in the highlight reel archive forever, but not for those on the losing end. Continue reading “Opinion: What’s next for James Vick and the other UFC Lincoln main card Losers?”

Betting: The UFC Lincoln Treble for tonight’s action

With UFC Lincoln happening tonight, a little dual with the bookies here and there always makes the event a little more interesting. So, I’ve put together a treble to try and help you make a winning choice. Continue reading “Betting: The UFC Lincoln Treble for tonight’s action”

News: UFC targeting Alexa Grasso vs Angela Hill for UFC Lincoln

The UFC is working towards adding an intriguing strawweight contest to UFC Lincoln with former Invicta champion Angela Hill (8-4-0) set to take on Alexa Grasso (10-2-0) when the promotion visits Nebraska later this year.

Sources cited by MMAWeekly confirmed that both fighters had verbally agreed to the contest and it now appears that Hill has signed on the dotted line, with the 30-year-old posting an image of a signed bout agreement on Twitter on Friday evening.

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News: Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier II confirmed for UFC on Fox 30 in Calgary

Surging lightweight contender Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier will run back his controversial “No Contest” with former division kingpin Eddie Alvarez this July, as a rematch between the exciting pair has been made official for UFC on Fox 30 in Calgary.

Lafayette favorite Poirier has cemented his spot among the elite at 155lbs in his continued winning streak, impressively stopping one time gold holder Anthony Pettis and just last April, picked up a late knockout victory over the rugged Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje to extend his undefeated run to four.

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The two upper echelon challengers initially clashed back at UFC 221, in for the most part before the controversial stoppage, a brutally even sharpshooter contest. Poirier hurt Eddie badly in a wild exchange before “The Underground King” kept his cool and wobbled the former featherweight, sending him reeling back to the Octagon fence, allowing Eddie to secure a double leg. As Poirier looked to walk the fence to get back to his feet, Alvarez landed three knees (two of which were illegal as Poirier was a grounded opponent) with Herb Dean immediately calling a halt to the dramatic match up. A “No Contest” was declared in Texas as both men were rumored to run it back in the future.

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MMA pioneer Alvarez subsequently got back to winning ways after his UFC 205 defeat to Conor McGregor in an absolute barn burner with the game, aforementioned Gaethje. Both men traded huge shots throughout the five round affair with Alvarez ripping to the body on multiple occasions, before a knee in the clinch slumped Justin to the canvas before the fifth round buzzer.

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In brief contention to replace the injured Tony Ferguson at UFC 222, Alvarez was eventually overlooked ahead of Al Iaquinta who lost a decision to the undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Expect fireworks yet again in this one, but let’s hope the score is settled this time.