UFC 203: Five things we learned

Alex Rea 12/09/2016
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Titanic clashes: Faber, Miocic, Overeem, Gall and Werdum were all in action.

Velasquez is next for Miocic

When healthy, Cain Velasquez is one of the most frightening prospects in MMA.

At UFC 200 he was the standout performer after dismantling Travis Browne and given the uninspired performance from Fabricio Werdum against the same man on Sunday, it’s only logical he is next in line for Miocic’s belt.

It could be one of the best heavyweight fights of all time given both possess similar all-round pressure styles.

If you’ve been knocked out you should not be interviewed

Alistair Overeem was left hung out to dry by UFC commentator Joe Rogan.

Having just been battered into the realms of unconsciousness by Miocic, barely able to get back on his stool post-fight, the confused Dutchman was convinced he’d felt a tap from the champ early in the fight.

When Rogan pressed for a review on the big screen it was clear that wasn’t the case yet he asked for a second look amid the cacophony of boos. Rightly, Rogan has called for a change in policy when it comes to interviewing fighters if they’ve been KO’d.

Gall will be a big star in the UFC

One star diminished but another illuminated. Mickey Gall, with just two professional fights, has been able to manufacture a meeting with a former WWE superstar, win, and then immediately cut a brilliant promo to take out another big name.

The 24-year-old called out Sage Northcutt – a fellow young fighter with plenty of hype surrounding him – and it’s clear Gall gets what the fight game is all about.

Faber could be set for retirement

Urijah Faber has for a long time been a fan’s favourite. But having dropped a rare non-title fight three-round decision to Jimmie Rivera, many are questioning whether his time is up.

Now, Rivera was 19-1, 10 years younger, and had a fight-style which countered his so it may be jumping the gun slightly, but at 37 with a ton of fights under his belt, what more is there left to prove?

Andrade is a contender at 115lbs

Since dropping to strawweight, Jessica Andrade has had two fights and now two victories.

She can be considered a legitimate threat at 115lbs after she dominated Joanne Calderwood to sink in a first-round guillotine choke victory.

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Highlights from UFC 203 post-fight presser

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Stipe Miocic knocked out Alistair Overeem in the first round to retain his heavyweight title at UFC 203.

Elsewhere on the card there were wins for Mickey Gall, Fabricio Werdum, Jimmie Rivera.

What did you make of the fights in Ohio? Share with us your thoughts by using #360fans across social media and commenting below.











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Twitter reacts as Miocic retains heavyweight title

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Stipe Miocic.

Social media, as ever, has gone into over-drive following Stipe Miocic’s sensational win against Alistair Overeem in their UFC 203 bout.

What did you make of the fight?

Here are the best of the tweets so far:

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