Top 5 Takeaways From UFC 270

The first UFC PPV of 2022 event took place in Anaheim, California on the weekend and there were plenty of highlights including two title fights.

Deiveson Figueiredo regained his UFC Flyweight Title in the co-main event and Francis Ngannou retained his Heavyweight strap.

Here are Top 5 Takeaways From UFC 270.

5. Jack Della Is A Problem

Aussie Welterweight Jack Della Maddalena won a UFC contract through Dana White’s Contender Series and he made the most of his opportunity with a first round KO win over Pete Rodriguez on the Prelims of UFC 270.

It was his 11th win in a row and the West Australian put the Welterweight division on notice with a dominant victory that ended with a beautiful overhand left that floored his opponent.

He followed it up with some ground and pound that ended the fight.

No doubt he will be eyeing off a fight when the UFC come to Australia later in the year.

Possibly in his home state.

4. Another Dominant Nurmagomedov?

We hadn’t seen Dagestani Bantamweight Said Nurmagomedov since October 2020 but the hype heading into his main card fight against Cody Stamann was big.

He proved that the hype was real when won the fight inside 47 seconds via submission.

There are many options for him going forward in what is a stacked division.

3. Michel Pereira’s Fighting IQ Has Increased

Brazilian Welterweight Michel Pereira has now strung together four wins in a row after a 29-28 decision victory over Andre Fialho.

The third win in a row by decision.

He has always been a drawcard because of his unorthodox style and large movements which have included front flips and superman punches.

But more impressive in his last few fights has been his patience and cardio, proving that his fight IQ has dramatically increased.

A fight against a ranked opponent may be next!

2. We are Going To Need Moreno v Figueiredo 4

We have seen plenty of trilogies over the years but never have we seen four fights between two fighters for a UFC Title.

We are going to need one in this scenario.

The UFC Flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno lost his belt to Deiveson Figueiredo in the co-main event at UFC 270 after all three judges scored the fight 48-47.

However, Brandon Moreno out struck his opponent 119-89 with 116 of those being significant.

We have seen over three fights now just how evenly matched these two are and a fourth fight is a real possibility.

1. Francis Ngannou vs Jon Jones Must Happen

If the UFC want to save Francis Ngannou from going to boxing, they must get him paid.

And that money fight is Jon Jones.

The UFC Heavyweight champion retained his title with the first decision win of his career against former training partner Ciryl Gane and he did it with his grappling!

He won a 48-17 48-47 49-46 unanimous decision in the best performance of his career, showcasing just how far he has progressed as a mixed martial artist.

It would be a real shame if we lost him to another sport.

Ciryl Gane suffered the first defeat of his career and a fight with former champ Stipe Miocic makes the most sense.