What’s Next: UFC Vegas 52 Losers

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Amanda Lemos UFC Vegas 52LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 23: (L-R) Amanda Lemos of Brazil kicks Jessica Andrade of Brazil successful a strawweight combat during the UFC Fight Night lawsuit astatine UFC APEX connected April 23, 2022 successful Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

UFC Vegas 52’s main paper saw 4 retired of 5 fights extremity successful submission, which is an adjacent much awesome feat erstwhile you look astatine the circumstances down those wins. Two guillotines by Canadian fighters, a kneebar by Claudio Puelles to acceptable a promotional grounds (he has three), and the nighttime capped disconnected by Jessica Andrade capturing the archetypal ever lasting limb triangle submission successful UFC history.

Big wins connected 1 side, unfortunate setbacks connected the other. Let’s instrumentality a look astatine 4 fighters who coiled up submitted and 1 who mislaid a determination astatine UFC Vegas 52, and puzzle retired what comes next.

Amanda Lemos

The lone enactment present is to dilatory the rotation of Amanda Lemos. Jessica Andrade was a large jump. A Khamzat Chimaev jumping up to Gilbert Burns level jump. And being blunt, Lemos isn’t “Borz.” This was ever a large ask, and says much astir the existent request for caller humor astatine 115lbs than thing else.

As it stands, Rose Namajunas is expected to support her rubric successful a rematch against Carla Esparza. The victor of Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk volition person a lawsuit for a rubric shot. Andrade herself already has one. None of those names are caller to the division, and the closest happening to caller humor astatine strawweight is Marina Rodriguez, coming disconnected a triumph successful March. For Lemos, Tecia Torres is tempting; we suggested booking Torres against Virna Jandiroba aft UFC 273 earlier this month, but the erstwhile Invicta champ has a combat booked. She’s lone precocious turned things around, and coming disconnected a nonaccomplishment to Mackenzie Dern.

Lemos’ adjacent fight: Tecia Torres

Clay Guida

At property 40, Clay Guida is successful the twilight of his career, but helium hasn’t truly been getting wholly outclassed successful fights. He’s 2-2 successful his past four, and got caught successful a kneebar by the antheral who has the astir kneebars successful UFC history, Claudio Puelles, astatine UFC Vegas 52.

So, what’s adjacent for Guida? He fought retired his declaration connected Saturday. The UFC whitethorn opt to bring him back, adjacent disconnected a nonaccomplishment — he’s inactive got sanction worth arsenic a fashionable veteran, and 2-2 isn’t a unspeakable grounds by immoderate stretch. But let’s support him distant from 20-somethings erstwhile helium returns, shall we? Joe Lauzon fights Cowboy Cerrone adjacent month. Guida’s ne'er fought Cerrone, and had a triumph implicit Lauzon successful 2017. Either of those names works; springiness Guida whoever loses.

Guida’s adjacent fight: Cerrone vs. Lauzon loser

Montana De La Rosa

Montana De La Rosa went the region with Maycee Barber, and had a mates of submission attempts successful the fight, but conscionable couldn’t get the occupation done. She’s 1-1-1 successful her past 3 fights, and extracurricular the apical 15. She’s besides coming up connected UFC combat #10, truthful let’s look astatine idiosyncratic with equivalent experience. Canada’s Gillian Robertson is simply a gamer. She has the astir fights successful UFC women’s flyweight past astatine 12. These 2 person ne'er fought. Both are coming disconnected a azygous loss. It’s time.

De La Rosa’s adjacent fight: Gillian Robertson

Lando Vannata

What’s not truthful groovy astir Lando “Groovy” Vannata’s UFC run? He’s ne'er won back-to-back fights, contempt debuting for the promotion backmost successful 2016. Entering UFC Vegas 52, helium was coming successful disconnected a triumph implicit Mike Grundy, and coiled up submitted by Charles Jourdain.

Vannata ever has amusive fights, but helium truly needs to get immoderate consistency going. Still, let’s springiness him different amusive one. Gavin Tucker was expected to combat Pat Sabatini earlier this month, but had to withdraw. If he’s healthy, publication him against Vannata a fewer months down the road. The pairing screams banger, and Vannata tin effort to get his revenge connected Canada.

Vannata’s adjacent fight: Gavin Tucker

Jordan Wright

Middleweight Jordan Wright opened the UFC Vegas 52 paper against Marc-Andre Barriault, and coiled up caught successful a guillotine. That’s his 2nd consecutive setback, making his adjacent combat key. “The Beverly Hills Ninja” has been successful immoderate amusive scraps, and had nary thought what a determination looks like. That’s due to the fact that triumph oregon lose, he’s ne'er needed the judges’ scorecards.

Edmen Shahbazyan’s lone been to a determination twice, triumph oregon lose. He’s connected a three-fight skid, looking to crook things astir aft a precise promising commencement to his career. He hasn’t fought since past November, and if he’s looking to bounce backmost successful an entertaining scrap, this could beryllium it.

Wright’s adjacent fight: Edmen Shahbazyan