With UFC 215 in the books, UFC matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard have got their work cut out for them in a positive way.
From a close split-decision title defence by their women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes to some dominant victories by highly ranked contenders, the UFC has plenty of options to choose from in the coming months.
In the main event, Amanda Nunes edged out Valentina Shevchenko in a five round fight that had the ringside judges bamboozled. With only the first round unanimously awarded to the champion, the next four stanzas produced completely differing scorecards from the all-important judges before two ultimately decided that the Brazilian should get the nod.
Elsewhere, Raphael dos Anjos’ continued his career revival at welterweight as the former lightweight champion made easy work of the #6 ranked Neil Magny with a first-round submission. Since making the jump up in weight class, RDA has defeated both Tarec Saffiedine and Magny in impressive fashion and the Brazilian now finds himself in the conversation for Tyron Woodley’s next title challenger.
With big wins for Ilir Latifi, Henry Cejudo and Jeremy Stephens on the main card, here are five fights to make for the victors of UFC 215’s PPV event: