In the main event of UFC on ESPN 9, Gilbert Burns was able to win a unanimous decision win over Tyron Woodley. Augusto Sakai was also able to win a decision over Blagoy Ivanov in the co-main event. Today we will take a look at who the winners of UFC on ESPN 9 should fight next.
Gilbert Burns’ victory this past weekend should spring him directly into the number one contender conversation. The welterweight division is somewhat already planned out so it only leaves a few options for Burns. Champion Kamaru Usman is a teammate of Burns but has still said that he has no problem with Burns challenging him for the title. Although it is looking like the UFC will do two fights to determine who will be the number one contender. Jorge Masvidal already has a past with Leon Edwards so it would make sense for them to fight next. Which leaves Burns to fight Colby Covington in the meantime.
Burns’ Next Fight: Colby Covington
Roosevelt Roberts was able to secure a submission win over Brok Weaver in the second round this past weekend. After his fight, he got on the mic and called out Matt Frevola. Frevola is already set to fight Frank Camacho on June 20th but Roberts said after that fight Frevola should be ready to sign the contract. This callout comes because Frevola beat Roberts’ teammate Jalin Turner in April of 2019.
Roberts’ Next Fight: Matt Frevola
Following her loss to Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 247, the UFC matched Katlyn Chookagian up with Antonina Shevchenko this past weekend. Chookagian was able to dominate the fight on her way to a unanimous decision win. This win should ensure that she stays at the top of the women’s flyweight division. Also at the top of the division is Jessica Eye. Jessica Eye is set to take on Cynthia Calvillo on June 13th. Eye and Chookagian both have lost to Valentina Shevchenko for the title. The most logical thing to do would be to have Chookagian fight the winner of Eye-Calvillo to see who will challenge Shevchenko next.
Chookagian’s Next Fight: Winner of Jessica Eye vs. Cynthia Calvillo
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