After every event, fans wonder whom the winners will be matched up with next. With another night of UFC action in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward, put on a pair of Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard’s shoes, and play UFC matchmaker for UFC on ESPN+ 8’s key winning fighters. That includes Jack Hermansson (20-4 MMA, 7-2 UFC), who earned a unanimous decision victory over Ronaldo Souza (26-7 MMA, 9-4 UFC) in the main event at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., as well as Greg Hardy (4-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Mike Perry (13-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC), Glover Teixeira (29-7 MMA, 12-5 UFC) and Cory Sandhagen (11-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC). * * * * Cory Sandhagen Should fight: Cody Garbrandt Why they should fight: Sandhagen validated himself as a true threat in the bantamweight division when he outworked one of the most terrifying fighters in the division in John Lineker to a split decision . The pre-fight confidence shown by Sandhagen aligned with the performance, and now it’s hard to look at him as anything other than a true rising contender.
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