UFC Long Island offers the possibility of a new title challenger in the featherweight division.
Brian Ortega went there twice. Challenged both Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski with 145 pounds of gold. Although he missed both times, “T-City” remains one of the toughest tests in the weight category. And it’s probably the closest champion Volkanovski to beat overseeing a choke effort that even the champion admits is deep.
However, Yaer Rodriguez will be the new blood as Featherweight One. best fighter The Rodriguez alum was never challenged for gold. And with the victory over Ortega, it would be hard to deny that opportunity to him by apologizing to Josh Emmett.
However, UFC Long Island is far from the one-fight card Miesha Tate, former women’s bantamweight champion. Prepare to launch a flyweight version By beating former title challenger Lauren Murphy Tate, who also claimed gold in Strikeforce, may have a chance of clinching his title with a strong performance on Saturday. Meanwhile, Amanda Lemos teamed up with Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson in a major strawweight fight that saw the two girls want to get back into the victory column.
Shane Burgos and Charles Jourdain? The potential of Fight of the Night is all written.
Follow UFC Long Island, which saw an early start with its placement on the US broadcast network ABC, follow the post-fight press conference. A live stream of the action can be viewed above.