After Saturday night’s 5-second epic, there has already been talk of a Jorge Masvidal vs Ben Askren rematch. This is definitely understandable in some respects as we didn’t get a proper insight as to how the two would match up. Masvidal continued to make noise in the press, claiming that Askren would be an absolute maniac to want a rematch. Given his status within the organization, I believe Askren could definitely get a rematch if he wants it.
Alex Gustafsson Already Considering UFC Return
Gustafsson stunned the UFC community when he retired right after his loss to Anthony Smith in Stockholm. At the time, many didn’t believe him and assumed he would be fighting again before too long. Unsurprisingly, it has only taken a few months for Gustafsson to begin changing his mind. He is strongly considering returning and would definitely still have great fan interest in his fights.
Dana White’s Contender Series Results
Dana White’s Contender Series 19 has come to a close and produced one of the best classes in recent memory. All 5 fighters have received UFC deals and appear to have a real shot at steadily climbing the rankings.
Joe Solecki, Antonio Trocoli, Maki Pitolo, and Jonathan Pearce were all especially impressive, ending their fights by either knockout or submission. Whatever ends up happening with their careers, it’s great to see the UFC exploring every possible option to add talent to the roster.