What’s Next: UFC Vegas 56 Winners

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Alexander Volkov, UFCAlexander Volkov, UFC Vegas 56 weigh-in Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press

UFC Vegas 56 ended successful sizeable controversy. Alexander Volkov finished Jairzinho Rozenstruik successful the archetypal circular of their main event, but galore watching thought referee Herb Dean stopped the combat prematurely. Today we volition beryllium looking astatine what is adjacent for the winners of UFC Vegas 56.

Alexander Volkov

Alexander Volkov has been a spot wishy-washy since his knockout nonaccomplishment to Derrick Lewis successful 2018. Since that fight, his UFC grounds is 5-3 losing to Curtis Blaydes, Ciryl Gane, and Tom Aspinall. Volkov looked awesome successful this combat with Rozenstruik and it genuinely is simply a shame the combat ended the mode it did. With that being said, Volkov was ranked seventh successful the UFC’s heavyweight part earlier his win.

If helium chooses not to springiness Rozenstruik an contiguous rematch, Volkov should beryllium looking to determination up higher successful the heavyweight rankings. Derrick Lewis is 1-2 successful his past 3 fights and volition beryllium warring Sergei Pavlovich connected July 30th. A rematch with Lewis would marque consciousness if Lewis wins and if Pavlovich wins it would enactment him connected a four-fight triumph streak. Either way, the victor of that combat would beryllium a cleanable hostile for Volkov successful his adjacent fight.

Volkov’s adjacent fight: Winner of Lewis vs. Pavlovich 

Movsar Evloev

Movsar Evloev dominated Dan Ige successful the co-main lawsuit of UFC Vegas 56. That triumph extends Evloev’s grounds to 16-0 wide and 6-0 successful the UFC. He has large grappling and volition beryllium a occupation for anyone successful the featherweight division. His triumph implicit Ige volition apt onshore him wrong the apical 10 of the part and determination are plentifulness of options for him successful his adjacent fight.

Bryce Mitchell is besides undefeated and has had an awesome tally successful the UFC’s featherweight division. Mitchell is ranked ninth successful the part and has a batch of hype surrounding him aft beating Edson Barboza successful his past fight. He is simply a large jiu-jitsu subordinate but has yet to spell up against a ascendant wrestler successful the UFC. Evloev mightiness beryllium Mitchell’s archetypal accidental to trial his wrestling skills.

Evloev’s adjacent fight: Bryce Mitchell 

Lucas Almeida

Lucas Almeida finished Michael Trizano successful the 3rd circular successful his UFC debut this past weekend. In his adjacent fight, Almeida should beryllium warring different up and coming rising featherweight to further ascent the featherweight rankings. Pat Sabatini is 4-0 successful the UFC and earnestly impressed the UFC brass with his determination triumph implicit TJ Laramie successful April. Sabatini is simply a bully grappler but has immoderate holes successful his striking. Fighting each different would beryllium a large pursuit for Almeida to showcase his grappling and for Sabatini to showcase his striking.

Almeida’s adjacent fight: Pat Sabatini 

Karine Silva

Promotional newcomer Karine Silva picked up a large triumph successful her debut astatine UFC Vegas 56, submitting Poliana Botelho. She besides pocketed a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for her d’arce choke submission.

Silva volition beryllium 1 to ticker moving guardant and mightiness adjacent get fast-tracked a little. With that successful mind, erstwhile KSW champ Ariane Lipski had to propulsion retired of a combat backmost successful March. She’s coming disconnected a win, and if she’s owed backmost aboriginal this year, that could beryllium an absorbing match-up.

Silva’s adjacent fight: Ariane Lipski

Ode Osbourne

Ode Osbourne had a abbreviated nighttime connected Saturday arsenic helium finished Zarrukh Adashev aboriginal successful the archetypal round. This makes Osbourne 3-2 successful the UFC with his lone 2 losses being against Manel Kape and Brian Kelleher successful his UFC debut. Osbourne has shown that helium has large striking and tin instrumentality a punch. In his adjacent fight, helium should look to instrumentality a measurement up successful competition.

David Dvorak is 3-1 successful the UFC but helium mislaid his past combat by determination to Matheus Nicolau successful March. Dvorak is precise well-rounded with 8 of his wins being submissions and 8 being by knockout. He has lone been finished erstwhile successful his nonrecreational vocation and that was due to the fact that of a chopped aboriginal successful his career. Dvorak would beryllium the cleanable trial for Osbourne to spot if helium is acceptable to combat idiosyncratic successful the apical 15 again.

Osbourne’s adjacent fight: David Dvorak

Alonzo Menifield

Light heavyweight Alonzo Menifield enactment to remainder the trash talking and dubious grounds of Askar Mozharov astatine UFC Vegas 56. The beryllium fair, Mozharov’s incredibly shrinking record, which dropped from 25-7 to 19-12 successful the days starring up to the fight, astir apt did much bully than harm successful turns of viewership — fans tuned successful to ticker the combatant with the padded grounds get wrecked. And that’s precisely what happened.

Menifield nevertheless won’t get overmuch recognition for beating a feline who astir apt shouldn’t person been determination successful the archetypal place, not that it’s immoderate responsibility of his own. So he’ll astir apt get a combatant coming disconnected a win, but good retired of the rankings. Philipe Lins fits the bill. He’s a erstwhile heavyweight and PFL champ who conscionable picked up his archetypal UFC triumph aft moving to 205 pounds.

Menifield’s adjacent fight: Philipe Lins