Sean Strickland needed less than two rounds to put away Abus Magomedov in the main event of UFC Vegas 76 on Saturday night at the APEX, and then called out for a title fight against current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya for September. As of this moment, is Strickland sitting atop the contender’s perch?
MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jed Meshew react to Strickland’s second-round TKO win over Magomedov, and his title hopes following the victory depending on what happens in the UFC 290 bout between Robert Whittaker and Dricus Du Plessis. Additionally, they discuss Kevin Lee’s 55 second submission loss to Rinat Fakhretdinov, where “The Motown Phenom,” and Fakhretdinov go from the bout, Grant Dawson’s suffocating win over Damir Ismagulov in the co-main event, how long Dawson’s road to a title shot could be despite his talent, and more.
Watch the UFC Vegas 76 post-fight show above, or an audio-only version of the show can also be streamed below and on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and wherever else you get your pods.