Another solid event been and gone, and the UFC continue the year with a couple of familiar faces bouncing back – but both in very different ways. I am talking about the event’s headliner Luke Rockhold and middle-of-the-card winner John Moraga. The former made his return from a knockout loss at the hands of top contender Vitor Belfort, whilst the latter is one fight removed from a title shot at Demetrious Johnson’s flyweight belt.
Whilst Rockhold looked damned impressive and finished Costas Philippou in convincing fashion, making his stake for a future title run as a result, Moraga had a different evening. Moraga barely scraped past Dustin Ortiz via split decision, and a controversial one of that – many felt that Ortiz won the first and third rounds of their bout. However with the thinness of the 125 division, Moraga may just be a top ranked win or two away from another shot, while the plethora of contenders at 185 makes Rockhold a win streak away from a shot, I would imagine. MMA is a strange ol’ sport.
Anyway, I digress – this article will look at matches to make after the UFC Fight Night 35 event, starting with the main card losers in one slide, then a slide on each individual main card winner.