What’s Next: UFC Fight Island 4 Losers

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Holly Holm and Irene Aldana, UFC Fight Island 4
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - OCTOBER 04: (R-L) Irene Aldana of Mexico punches Holly Holm in their women's bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 04, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

UFC Fight Island 4 was headlined by Holly Holm. who put on a dominant decision win over Irene Aldana. The card exceeded expectations, with several highly entertaining bouts. Today we will be looking into what is next for the losers of UFC Fight Island 4.

Irene Aldana

Holly Holm was able to win all five rounds in her bout against Aldana this past weekend. Going into the fight, Holm was ranked number two. Meaning Aldana’s loss shouldn’t hurt her stock in the rankings too badly. Aldana deserves to be among the top of the division and should be fighting inside the top ten in her next fight.

Germaine de Randamie also got an impressive win at UFC Fight Island 4. She landed the first submission of her career against number four ranked Juliana Pena. Putting GDR and Holm in obvious number one contender situations. While both Pena and Aldana seem to be one or two steps away but will still remain in the top ten. It would seem like a fight between Pena and Aldana should come in the near future.

Aldana’s next fight: Juliana Pena

Yorgan De Castro

Yorgan De Castro was also on the wrong side of a decision at UFC Fight Island 4. Opponent Carlos Felipe seemed to be able to get the better of De Castro everywhere the fight went. This loss now makes de Castro 1-2 in the UFC. The UFC will more than likely look to keep de Castro around though because of his exciting knockout power.

Roque Martinez recently made his UFC debut, and while it didn’t go his way, he proved to be a game enough fighter. A pairing between Martinez and De Castro should create some fireworks.

De Castro’s next fight: Roque Martinez

Cameron Else

Cameron Else lost his UFC debut to Kyler Phillips via TKO this past weekend. Else was signed to the UFC riding a six-fight winning streak. Now that his streak has come to an end, it might be time for him to fight someone in a similar position as he was in.

Ronnie Lawrence just won himself a UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series on September 1. He has yet to be booked for a UFC debut. Else makes perfect sense for Lawrence’s debut. Like Else, Lawrence has had a strong start to his pro career at 6-1.

Else’s next fight: Ronnie Lawrence

Dequan Townsend

Dusko Todorovic was able to finish Dequan Townsend in the second round of their fight at UFC Fight Island 4. This loss makes Townsend 0-4 in the UFC. Being finished in two of those four losses. Townsend is also 34 years old which means that he is more than likely at the end of his UFC run. With age and his record working against him, it would seem like Townsend will be a fighter that is handed his walking papers by the UFC in the near future.

Townsend’s next fight: Likely cut by the UFC 

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