RDA looked amazing last night back at lightweight defeating Paul Felder who took the fight on 5 days notice, after Islam Makhachev pulled out of the fight due to staph infection. RDA won by split decision & now jumps back into the top 10 lightweight rankings. He called out Conor, but I don’t see him landing that fight as it’s looking like we’ll be getting Poirier vs McGregor 2 in January.
Detroit’s own Khaos Williams gets a violent 30 second KO in the first round against Al-Hassan who is a KO artist himself, so very impressive win by Williams. It actually got UFC president to jump out of his chair & of course land Khaos a $50,000 bonus. I see two fun fights for Williams next. You can match him up with Niko Price which is sure to be a fun fight for the fans. Or, you can match him up with the winner of this weekends Mike Perry vs Tim Means fight. Either way, the fans win.
Another fun fight from last night was the middleweight scrap between Sean Strickland & Brendan Allen. Strickland got the 2nd round TKO but it was a fun fight all the way up until the finish.