What’s Next: UFC Vegas 10 Winners

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Michelle Waterson, UFC Philadelphia media day
Michelle Waterson, UFC Philadelphia media day Credit: Jay Anderson/Cageside Press

UFC Vegas 10 was a historical night as Angela Hill became the first African American woman to main event in the UFC. She lost a close split decision to Michelle Waterson in the end. Today we will be looking at what is next for the winners of UFC Vegas 10.

Michelle Waterson

It would be great to see Hill get an immediate rematch against Waterson. Although they are pretty far apart in the rankings and Waterson should be looking to climb in the division. In her next fight, Waterson should be looking to rematch Joanna Jędrzejczyk. Waterson was on a two-fight skid before her win this past Saturday. With losses to Jedrzejczyk and Carla Esparza. Since Esparza is already booked to fight Amanda Ribas on December 12th, a more logical choice would be a rematch with Jedrzejczyk.

Waterson’s next fight: Rematch Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Ottman Azaitar

Ottman Azaitar had a vicious TKO victory over Khama Worthy at UFC Vegas 10. This win pushes him to 13-0 and 2-0 in the UFC. Another promising lightweight prospect is Joe Solecki, who just got a victory over Austin Hubbard on August 22. Solecki has a great submission game but proved in his last fight that he also has great striking. His win over Hubbard makes him 10-2 and 2-0 in the UFC.

Azaitar’s next fight: Joe Solecki

Roxanne Modafferi

Roxanne Modafferi won a decision over Andrea Hill this past weekend. Moving forward, a great test for Modafferi would be Jessica Eye. We originally predicted that Eye would fight Cynthia Calvillo for a great stylistic match-up. That’s what happened, with Calvillo earning the victory. Calvillo has been now booked to fight Lauren Murphy next, on October 24. That means Calvillo is out as a possibility for Roxy. Therefore, for the same reason as Calvillo, Modefferi would be a great stylistic match-up for Eye to test her ground game. And even though one is off a win and other off a loss, Eye is still a former title challenger.

Modefferi’s next fight: Jessica Eye

Ed Herman

Ed Herman won via submission over Mike Rodríguez at UFC Vegas 10 in one of the most controversial fights of the year. Rodríguez knocked Herman out with a body shot in the second round. Only it wasn’t considered a knockout. Instead the ref gave Herman five minutes to recover because he thought it was a groin strike. Herman took this time to recover and was later able to lock in a kimura to finish the fight. Mike Rodríguez deserves a rematch in this case.

Herman’s next fight: Mike Rodríguez

2 COMMENTS

  1. Why would you want a rematch w/Michelle and JJ? Rematches are valid if the decisions were exceptionally close and especially if they were controversial or if there was a freak injury that stopped the fight, but JJ clearly dominated Michelle. A rematch against Carla would make more sense, especially if Michelle fights like she did this past weekend than how she fought against Carla last time. Besides JJ has made it clear she wants to hold out for another title fight which she earned for the aforementioned reasons.

  2. Carla has a fight lined up. If Joanna wants to sit she’ll have been out over a year by the time she gets to face Weili again. Not a good idea on her part. I kinda like this. JJ would be a heavy favorite but Waterson would be an instant contender if she won.

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