Following the UFC 197: “Jones vs. Saint Preux” event, MMAmania.com ponders what is next for the main card winners who picked up victories last Saturday night (April 23, 2016) on pay-per-view inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to the fight capital of the world last Saturday night (April 23, 2016) for the UFC 197: “Jones vs. Saint Preux” pay-per-view (PPV) event at the MGM Grand, featuring the return of Jon Jones as he battled Ovince St. Preux, and Demetrious Johnson defending his Flyweight title against Henry Cejudo.
The main event may have been a bit underwhelming, but Jon Jones got the job done in a much needed tune-up fight to earn the interim 205-pound belt (highlights here). Although “Bones” didn’t get the finish, he completely dominated St. Preux from the opening bell, and will now unify the titles against Daniel Cormier next.
In the co-main event, Demetrious Johnson once again staked his claim as the best fighter on the planet by completely annihilating former Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo. “Mighty Mouse” savagely beat down Cejudo in the clinch, leading to an epic first round knockout for the champ.
Check out the highlights here.
With that quick recap of last night’s marquee bouts, it’s now time to play matchmaker with our “Next Matches To Make.”
Winner: Jon Jones
Who Should He Fight Next: Daniel Cormier
This one is obvious.
Earning the interim UFC Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 197, Jon Jones will unify the titles and rematch Daniel Cormier next.
The only question is, will it happen at UFC 200?
With Conor McGregor officially pulled from the scheduled main event against Nate Diaz, Jones and Cormier would serve perfectly as the new feature bout.
Although with “Bones” leaving the Octagon last night limping, injury concerns linger.
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