What Mattered Most at UFC Fight Night 231 in Sao Paulo?
Here are some post-fight musings from the event:
Angela Hill Ties Strawweight Wins Record
Angela Hill made history by tying the record for most victories in UFC strawweight history. While her resume may not be as impressive as former champions Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Carla Esparza, Hill achieved this feat through persistence and endurance. Hill is the most active fighter in the weight class and has consistently performed at a high level.
Caio Borralho’s Callout Falls Flat
Caio Borralho earned a unanimous decision win but may have been unrealistic with his post-fight callout. He targeted Dricus Du Plessis, a strong candidate for a middleweight title shot, when Borralho should be focused on opponents more within his range. Nonetheless, Borralho has shown impressive performances and deserves a step up in competition.
Nicolas Dalby Pulls Off a Stunner
Nicolas Dalby delivered an upset victory over Gabriel Bonfim with a thrilling comeback second-round TKO. Despite his ups and downs, Dalby has had an impressive run in the welterweight division and should be given tougher opponents. He has proven to be a tough fighter to finish and will continue to be a challenge for anyone he faces.
Derrick Lewis Shows Improvements in Defeat
Although Derrick Lewis has recently struggled, his performance in his latest fight showed that he is not just here for the paycheck. Lewis showed resilience and refused to give up, even when facing a lopsided defeat. This should silence any critics who question his motives and dedication to the sport.
Jailton Almeida Gains Experience, but Loses Stock
Jailton Almeida gained valuable experience by going five rounds for the first time. However, his lack of killer instinct and failure to finish Lewis may have hurt his reputation. Almeida had opportunities to showcase his ground strikes but failed to capitalize on them. Despite this setback, he has the chance to rebuild his name and prove himself in future fights.
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