Post-UFC Fight Night 236 Matchmaking Suggestions

The Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC as we fondly call it, rolled out its second event of February at the cozy confines of the UFC Apex. The middleweight clash between Jack Hermansson and Joe Pyfer took center stage. It was a showdown that birthed a new contender. Sure, it didn’t overshadow the Super Bowl buzz, but UFC Fight Night 236 still gave MMA enthusiasts a lot to chew on after a hefty 14-fight menu.

So, what’s next? Here are five matchups that need to happen post-UFC Fight Night 236.

Jack Hermansson squared off against Joe Pyfer and, boy, did he show up. By taking “Bodybagz” into the deep end, Hermansson dominated the latter rounds. It’s clear; another high-profile bout is in order. Ikram Aliskerov steps into the picture. With a record of 2-0 in the UFC and only one loss to Khamzat Chimaev, Aliskerov is no joke. A win here could propel him into contender status, while Hermansson could shake off the ‘gatekeeper’ tag. This fight screams main event material.

Dan Ige, on the other hand, made quite the statement. He sent Andre Fili packing with a knockout that had fans on their feet. Next up? A featherweight contender seems right. Enter Edson Barboza. Their first dance ended in a split decision favoring Ige. Since then, Barboza’s been on a tear, rejuvenated and racking up wins. This rematch has ‘intrigue’ written all over it, and both fighters are itching for a conclusive finish.

Ihor Potieria had a bit of a hiccup with the scale but still managed a win over Robert Bryczek. If he sticks around in the middleweight division, a scrap with Rodolfo Vieira could tell us a lot about both fighters. Potieria’s never been submitted, a fact that surely tempts “The Black Belt Hunter” Vieira, who’s on a three-fight win streak. This matchup has the makings of a grappling fan’s dream.

Gregory Rodrigues turned heads again, securing a third-round TKO against Brad Tavares. What’s next for “RoboCop”? Andre Muniz seems like a logical step. Muniz, fresh off a victory over Jun Young Park, has notable wins under his belt. A fight between Rodrigues and Muniz could be explosive, regardless of where the fight goes.

Lastly, Michael Johnson found his way back to victory with a unanimous decision win over Darrius Flowers. Now, he’s eyeing a tougher challenge. Vinc Pichel, coming off a loss but with a history of exciting fights, could be just the opponent Johnson needs. Both possess knockout power, promising a thrilling bout for fans.

In essence, UFC Fight Night 236 has set the stage for some electrifying matchups. Each proposed fight holds the potential to shake up the rankings and deliver the action we all crave. Let’s sit back and see how it all unfolds.

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