1.) Petr Yan (29)
Weight: (1) Bantamweight
Streak: One Loss
What’s Next: After losing a Split Decision to Aljamain Sterling in a Title Unification Bout, Petr Yan’s next fight will likely be a title eliminator fight with Jose Aldo or TJ Dillashaw depending on which one of them gets the next title shot with Sterling.
Petr Yan blasting his opponents with combos pic.twitter.com/wdVrfoJ2g4
— Josie Aldo (@FecklessWretch) March 27, 2022
2.) Rose Namajunas (29)
Weight: Women’s Strawweight Champion
Streak: Three Wins
What’s Next: After two victories over former champion Zhang Weili to regain the 115 pound strap. Rose Namajunas will defend her belt in a rematch against Carla Esparza at UFC 274 on May 7th.
Grande!!! #RoseNamajunas ♥ pic.twitter.com/npVsopxwVg
— Juan (@elmascapo124) April 25, 2021
3.) Jiri Prochazka (29)
Weight: (2) Light Heavyweight
Streak: 13 Wins
What’s Next: After knocking out two top 10ten contenders in his first two UFC Fights, Prochazka will already be getting a shot at Gold in his 3rd bout with the promotion against Glover Texeria at UFC 275 on June 11th.
WATCH: Jiri Prochazka scores the third spinning elbow KO in UFC history vs. Dominick Reyes at #UFCVegas25 pic.twitter.com/8aVMdaJ0wa
— Shakiel Mahjouri (@Shak_Fu) May 2, 2021
4.) Brandon Moreno (28)
Weight: (1) Flyweight
Streak: One Loss
What’s Next: After going 1-1-1 in a Title Fight trilogy with Deiveson Figueiredo, Brandon Moreno’s next move is unclear. A fourth fight was rumored to be in the works until Kai Kara France made a splash in the division with wins over Cody Garbrandt and Askar Askarov. No matter what they do with the 125 lb division, Moreno’s next fight will either be a title shot or title eliminator.
Brandon Moreno always believed he would be champion 💯 #UFC270 pic.twitter.com/doMGBDTnck
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) January 20, 2022
5.) Khamzat Chimaev (27)
Weight: (3) Welterweight
Streak: 11 Wins
What’s Next: After coming out victorious in a clear Fight of the Year front-runner against Gilbert Burns, Dana White immediately said he wanted to build an ABC card around a Khamzat Chimaev vs Colby Covington main event.
Khamzat Chimaev (-500 ML) with the insane one punch KO (round 1 KO +400) over Gerald Meerschaert #UFCVegas11 pic.twitter.com/sC0eOh2s3B
— Barstool Sportsbook (@BSSportsbook) September 20, 2020
6.) Marvin Vettori (28)
Weight: (3) Middleweight
Streak: One Win
What’s Next: Vettori was scheduled to fight number one contender Robert Whittaker at UFC 275, however Whittaker has since pulled out of the fight due to an injury. Vettori has made it clear he wants to keep his spot on the card but a replacement fighter has not yet been announced.
Marvin Vettori settles the bad blood with a first-round submission over Karl Roberson #UFCVegas2 pic.twitter.com/mjpvLSpV9G
— Nitrogen Sports (@NitrogenSports) June 14, 2020
7.) Cory Sandhagen (29)
Weight: (4) Bantamweight
Streak: Two Losses
What’s Next: Sandhagen’s next fight likely depends on who gets the next title shot between TJ Dillashaw and Jose Aldo. If Dillashaw gets the title fight, Sandhagen will likely fight Aldo. Considering the fact that Dillashaw and Sandhagen just fought each other other in a main event last year, If Aldo gets the title shot I believe Dillashaw will fight Petr Yan and Sandhagen will be matched with Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera.
Cory Sandhagen put Frankie Edgar out COLD 🥶 #UFCVegas18 pic.twitter.com/AvrIH7hie6
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) February 7, 2021
8.) Magomed Ankalaev (29)
Weight: (4) Light Heavyweight
Streak: Eight wins
What’s Next: Ankalaev has climbed to the top of the 205 pound Totem Pole on the back of an eight fight win streak after a heartbreaking last second loss to Paul Craig to lose his zero. There are only two next options for Ankalaev. Title eliminator against the winner of Jan Blachowicz vs Aleksandar Rakic or a title shot against the winner of Glover Texeria vs Jiri Prochazka.
Magomed Ankalaev landing one of the best front kicks you will ever see. #UFCVegas8 pic.twitter.com/3QlQfgxBGP
— Birks (@BirksMMA) August 29, 2020
9.) Tom Aspinall (28)
Weight: (6) Heavyweight
Streak: Eight wins
What’s Next: After finishing Alexander Volkov in a main event slot at UFC London in March it is rumored that Aspinall will be headlining another London card this summer, and I believe it will be against Curtis Blaydes.
Tom Aspinall JUST DID THAT 😳 #UFCVegas36 pic.twitter.com/60i3MrTXUo
— UFC (@ufc) September 4, 2021