What’s Next: UFC Vegas 52 Winners

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Jessica Andrade UFCLAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 23: (L-R) Jessica Andrade of Brazil kicks Amanda Lemos 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)

Jessica Andrade submitted Amanda Lemos successful the archetypal circular of the main lawsuit this past play astatine UFC Vegas 52. She managed to propulsion disconnected an highly uncommon lasting arm-triangle choke aft Lemos missed a punch aboriginal successful the round. So uncommon that it was the archetypal clip the submission has been utilized successfully successful the UFC. Today we volition beryllium looking into what is adjacent for the winners of UFC Vegas 52.

Jessica Andrade

Jessica Andrade is present connected a two-fight triumph streak, winning a Performance of the Night bonus successful her instrumentality to strawweight this past weekend. Amanda Lemos was ranked 10th successful the part earlier losing to Andrade astatine UFC Vegas 52 truthful Andrade volition apt beryllium warring idiosyncratic wrong the apical 10 successful her adjacent fight, particularly arsenic a erstwhile champ. She is simply a ascendant striker with large submission skills some connected the crushed and standing. Her adjacent combat should beryllium the highest-ranked hostile she tin face.

Mackenzie Dern won her astir caller combat against Tecia Torres and is riding a bully spot of hype into her adjacent fight. Dern has importantly improved her striking and has ever been known to beryllium a world-class grappler. Dern would beryllium a large trial for Andrade’s submission skills portion besides giving Andrade the champion changeable to ascent the strawweight rankings.

Andrade’s adjacent fight: Mackenzie Dern 

Claudio Puelles

In the UFC Vegas 52 co-main event, Claudio Puelles made speedy enactment of Clay Guida, submitting him via kneebar aboriginal successful the archetypal round. As soon arsenic Guida tested Puelles’ grappling skills, Puelles made him wage sinking successful a achy kneebar. Puelles is present connected a five-fight triumph streak submitting his hostile successful 3 of those 5 wins. He is gathering a ton of hype astir himself with his grappling but should beryllium looking to amusement that helium tin besides onslaught with the champion successful his adjacent fight.

Jalin Turner is simply a gangly lightweight who has large submissions and adjacent better-striking skills. Turner has a 100% decorativeness complaint with 9 of his wins being knockouts and 3 of them being submissions. He is connected a four-fight triumph streak, knocking retired Jamie Mullarkey successful his past combat astatine UFC 272. 

Puelles’ adjacent fight: Jalin Turner 

Maycee Barber

Maycee Barber extended her triumph streak to 2 astatine UFC Vegas 52 with a unanimous determination triumph implicit Montana De La Rosa. All 3 judges gave each 3 rounds to Barber successful what was a precise ascendant performance. Barber deserves an hostile that volition assistance her amended her presumption successful the rankings successful her adjacent fight. Joanne Wood is presently ranked fig 10 successful the women’s flyweight division. Wood is presently connected a three-fight losing streak, losing to Lauren Murphy, Talia Santos, and Alexa Grasso. Even though Wood is connected a losing streak, she would inactive beryllium Barber’s astir skilled hostile to date. Wood is simply a world-class kickboxer and would beryllium a cleanable trial for Barber successful her adjacent bout.

Barber’s adjacent fight: Joanne Wood 

Charles Jourdain

Charles Jourdain submitted Lando Vannata successful the archetypal circular of their bout astatine UFC Vegas 52. Jourdain has large striking skills but proved that helium tin besides get it done connected the crushed with his triumph this past weekend. In his post-fight interview, helium called retired UFC legend, Edson Barboza.

Barboza is presently ranked 12th successful the featherweight part but helium is 2-3 since joining the part successful 2020. Barboza is coming disconnected back-to-back losses to Giga Chikadze and Bryce Mitchell successful his past 2 fights. Jourdain’s striking would beryllium a large match-up for Barboza and would springiness Barboza a accidental to beryllium helium inactive belongs successful the apical 15.

Jourdain’s adjacent fight: Edson Barboza 

Marc-Andre Barriault

Bumped up to the main paper connected abbreviated announcement astatine UFC Vegas 52 was Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Jordan Wright. The Canadian got the occupation done with a guillotine choke, arsenic would chap Canuck Charles Jourdain. After a unsmooth commencement to his UFC career, the “Power Bar” is present 3-1 successful his past 4 bouts.

Anthony Hernandez is coming disconnected a triumph implicit Josh Fremd astatine UFC 273 earlier this month. The timing present works, and Hernandez knows a happening oregon 2 astir submissions himself.

Barriault’s adjacent fight: Alexander Hernandez