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Jussier ‘Formiga’ Gets Callout from Sergio Pettis Following UFC 221 Victory

Jussier da Silver is hoping for a title shot following this past weekend’s win over Ben Nguyen, but if that doesn’t happen, he at least has another willing dance partner for a future fight.
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Jussier ‘Formiga’ Gets Callout from Sergio Pettis Following UFC 221 Victory

Jussier da Silver is hoping for a title shot following this past weekend’s win over Ben Nguyen, but if that doesn’t happen, he at least has another willing dance partner for a future fight.
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UFC 218 results from last night: Henry Cejudo vs Sergio Pettis fight recap

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweight contenders Henry Cejudo and Sergio Pettis squared off last night (Dec. 2, 2017) at UFC 218 inside the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

Cejudo’s striking in his last pair of bouts changed the scene even if one of them was a loss. Previous to those fights, Cejudo was a long ways off from a rematch with “Mighty Mouse,” but his improvements were so dramatic that Cejudo already was back in a title eliminator match up.

On the other hand, Pettis has developed into a surprisingly sound title contender. He was still a bit raw when the UFC first picked him up — understandable given his age — but “SP” came into this clash with four-straight wins and a fair bit of momentum behind him.

Both men worked from wide stances, but Pettis operated as a Southpaw. Early on, Pettis was exceptionally sharp, as he fired crisp jabs, long kicks, and landed a counter left early. Cejudo took note as well, dropping down into a double leg and spinning his opponent to the mat.

Once on top, Cejudo showed his world class wrestling. Pettis tried to turtle and stand, but Cejudo repeatedly sat him back to his hip or spun to the front head lock. It was really a masterclass in top control, as he allowed Pettis to build up a bit before snapping him back down.

The Olympian didn’t do a ton of damage until the final 10 seconds, but he clearly captured the first round.

Listening to his coach’s corner advice, Pettis fired more kicks at the start of the second. They landed heavily, and Pettis continued to look sharp, jabbing and stuffing his foe’s first takedown attempt.

Unfortunately, a slip sent Pettis to the mat, and Cejudo jumped on him. This time, Pettis did a better job of maintaining guard in search of a stand up. It didn’t happen, but Pettis was able to get back to his feet with 45 seconds remaining.

He wasn’t able to get much going before the end of the round, meaning Cejudo was most likely up 2-0 with five minutes remaining.

Pettis stood his ground in the pocket in search of a big shot, and both men landed as a result. The straights of “SP” were landing best, but a single leg from the Olympian planted Pettis on his back once more.

Pettis was trapped in turtle and guard for the third time, this time able to stand up with 70 seconds remaining for Pettis to score a finish. The kickboxer slowly advanced and intently looked for opportunities, but Cejudo kept his guard high and feinted for takedowns.

Pettis didn’t find his moment, and Cejudo was awarded the decision.

There’s not too much to analyze from Cejudo. Whenever he got deep on a shot, he sent his opponent to the mat. Once there, Cejudo’s control was excellent, as he made Pettis carry his weight and stole his energy.

I don’t know how much it says about his ability to rematch Demetrious Johnson successfully, but a 30-27 win over a top contender is still a big deal.

For Sergio Pettis, this critique is going to sound pretty rude, as it’s really the ultimate case of “easier said than done.” Pettis’ biggest issue was an inability to get up from takedowns quickly, and a partial reason for that was Pettis attempt to stand/scramble from the turtle without fighting hands first. Against a good wrestler — a description very safely applied to Cejudo — it’s absolutely imperative to break the grip and control a hand before attempting to get up.

Otherwise, you’ll be yanked, snapped, and slammed backed to the ground unceremoniously.

For the first minute of every round, Pettis’ kickboxing was nasty. He was the sharper man who made the most of his range, but he just couldn’t keep it on the feet long enough for that to matter.

Last night, Henry Cejudo reverted to his wrestling roots to dominate his opponent. How do you like Cejudo’s chances in a rematch opposite the Flyweight kingpin?

For complete UFC 218: “Holloway vs. Aldo 2” results and play-by-play, click HERE!

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Dustin Poirier Says He Could Smell the Blood Pouring Out of Anthony Pettis’ Face

Dustin Poirier rarely fails to deliver inside the Octagon, and Saturday night was no exception.
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Dustin Poirier Says He Could Smell the Blood Pouring Out of Anthony Pettis’ Face

Dustin Poirier rarely fails to deliver inside the Octagon, and Saturday night was no exception.
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Dustin Poirier Says He Could Smell the Blood Pouring Out of Anthony Pettis’ Face

Dustin Poirier rarely fails to deliver inside the Octagon, and Saturday night was no exception.
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Dustin Poirier Says He Could Smell the Blood Pouring Out of Anthony Pettis’ Face

Dustin Poirier rarely fails to deliver inside the Octagon, and Saturday night was no exception.
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Dustin Poirier Says He Could Smell the Blood Pouring Out of Anthony Pettis’ Face

Dustin Poirier rarely fails to deliver inside the Octagon, and Saturday night was no exception.
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UFC Fight Night 120 results: Next matches to make for ‘Poirier vs Pettis’ main card winners

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to the hurt business last night (Sat., Nov. 11, 2017) for UFC Fight Night 120, which took place inside Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia. The Fox Sports 1 event featured a Lightweight bout that saw Dustin Poirier and Anthony Pettis put on a blood way which ended in “Showtime” tapping to an apparent injury, giving Dustin the win (see it again here).

In the co-main event, Matt Brown absolutely annihilated Diego Sanchez with a vicious elbow in the very first round to put a bow on his MMA career (see it again here).

Winner: Dustin Poirier

Who He Should Fight Next: Alvarez vs Gaethje winner

In what proved to be an entertaining, back-and-forth bloody war, Poirier earned a massive win over the former Lightweight champion of the world after Pettis tapped in the third and final round from what seemed to be a busted up rib cage. Nevertheless, prior to his callout, I had Poirier lined up to face the winner of the upcoming bout between Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje at UFC 218. And since “The Diamond” wants it, too, I don’t see why UFC matchmakers wouldn’t oblige. It would give Poirier a chance to re-do the dance with Alvarez, or face a “Highlight”-making machine in Gaethje. Either way, it’s a good time all around.

Winner: Matt Brown

Who He Should Fight Next: ???

Kick back, enjoy your family and retirement — if he ultimately decides to follow through.

Winner: Cezar Ferreira

Who He Should Fight Next: Kryzysztof Jotko

Cezar has been trying his hardest to break into the top 15. And after taking out Nate Marquardt last night in Norfolk, he’s getting closer. A matchup — and more importantly a win — over Jotko can basically get him there. Jotko has dropped his previous two outings, but he is still hanging on to the No. 13 ranking at Middleweight. A win over Ferreira can not only get him back on track, but assure his spot among the best middleweights in the world. For Cezar, taking out a ranked opponent more than likely assures him taking his spot.

Winner: Andrei Arlovski

Who He Should Fight Next: Stefan Struve

Arlovksi finally got back on the winning track, breaking his five-fight losing streak by outlasting Junior Albini in Virginia in a hard-fought battle. Despite getting back inot the winners circle, don’t expect for “The Pitbull” to start taking on the cream of the crop so soon. That’s going to take some time. Until then, I’d like to see him face off against Struve, he came up short against Alexander Volkov in his last fight. There aren’t a whole lot of other options that make sense for either man, and the fight would make for a fresh one, as they have yet to face one another.

Winner: Raphael Assuncao

Who He Should Fight Next: John Lineker

Both Raphael and Lineker proved victorious in their previous bouts against Mathew Lopez and Marlon Vera, respectively, and both of their previous losses came to the current champion, T.J. Dillashaw. And since they are ranked at No. 4 (Assuncao) and No. 5 (Lineker) matching them up against one another makes sense. The win won’t necessarily get them a title shot, but could set them up for a No. 1 contenders bout, which will likely get them closer to a rematch against “The Viper.”

Winner: Clay Guida

Who He Should Fight Next: Francisco Trinaldo

Guida has looked great since moving back up to Lightweight, winning two in a row including his latest victory, a first round technical knockout victory over Joe Lauzon in what was his 25th fights inside the Octagon (see it again here). Still, “The Carpenter” has to put a bit more work in if he wants to crack the top 15, as the division is stacked with contenders. That said, it only makes sense to have him take on the No. 15 ranked fighter in Francisco Trinaldo. The Brazilian bomber got back on the winning track just a few weeks ago by taking out Jim Miller. Both Francisco and Clay like to bang, so the bout will definitely deliver in that area and allow each man to raise his stock in a very crowded division.

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Dustin Poirier Says He Could Smell the Blood Pouring Out of Anthony Pettis’ Face

Dustin Poirier rarely fails to deliver inside the Octagon, and Saturday night was no exception.
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