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.
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 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 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 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