Sean Strickland didn’t even need two full rounds to dispatch Abus Magomedov in the headline fight of UFC Vegas 76 on Saturday night at the APEX. He then demanded a title clash against the reigning middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, set for September. But is Strickland now the top contender?
Mike Heck and Jed Meshew from MMA Hook share their thoughts on Strickland’s impressive TKO in the second round against Magomedov, along with the potential for a title shot based on the outcome of the UFC 290 fight between Robert Whittaker and Dricus Du Plessis. They also discuss Kevin Lee’s surprising 55-second submission defeat to Rinat Fakhretdinov, the next steps for “The Motown Phenom” and Fakhretdinov post-fight, as well as Grant Dawson’s dominant victory over Damir Ismagulov in the co-main event. They speculate on Dawson’s journey towards a title shot despite his clear talent and more.
To get their full insights, you can watch the post-UFC Vegas 76 show above. Alternatively, an audio-only version of the show is also available to stream below, and on platforms like Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and other podcast platforms.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC Vegas 76 Analysis
What were the key events of UFC Vegas 76?
The key events of UFC Vegas 76 included Sean Strickland’s impressive TKO win over Abus Magomedov in less than two rounds, his callout for a title fight against Israel Adesanya, Kevin Lee’s heartbreaking 55-second submission loss to Rinat Fakhretdinov, and Grant Dawson’s dominant victory over Damir Ismagulov in the co-main event.
Did Sean Strickland secure a title shot?
Sean Strickland expressed his desire for a title fight against middleweight champion Israel Adesanya after his win at UFC Vegas 76. However, his title shot will depend on the outcome of the UFC 290 bout between Robert Whittaker and Dricus Du Plessis.
Where can I watch the post-fight analysis of UFC Vegas 76?
You can watch the post-fight analysis of UFC Vegas 76 by checking out the video provided in the text above. Alternatively, an audio-only version of the show is available for streaming on platforms like Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and other podcast platforms.