The UFC Fight Night 38 was this past Saturday Night, and the main card featured several bouts that could have effects on the roster. A title shot was likely on the line in the main event as Alexander Gustafsson took out Jimmy Manuwa, and a title shot is highly likely for Flyweight Brad Pickett, who defeated newcomer Neil Seery in a division devoid of talent. Michael Johnson continued his steady climb with a win over Melvin Guillard, who finds himself in Dana White´s doghouse.
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Michael Johnson notched his third UFC win in a row with a frustrating performance against Melvin Guillard. Guillard was once known as one of the most explosive Lightweights in the UFC, but there was no sign of that aggression against Johnson, who spent the evening trying to get Guillard to engage.
This could spell the end for Guillard with the UFC, as this was a co-main event bout meant for him to shine and he came up short. He has a brutal 2-5-1 record in his last 8 outings and he seems to have lost the killer instinct that made him fun to watch.
It is a good win for Johnson, but not one that catapults him into a title shot. Johnson will need another step up in competition next, luckily at 155 lbs, ther eis an army of talent in the division.
Pickett, as stated, likely catapulted himself into a title shot. The division is light on talent, Pickett is popular and a hard worker, Champion Demetrious Johnson deserves to stay active, and UFC head honcho Dana White has not ruled it out, so it is practically signed.
Neil Seery deserves another shot as well, as he is a hard working local fighter who makes for a nice story. Perhaps he could be reserved for another show in the UK or Ireland and can greet new talent coming into the division, now that he has his UFC debut out of the way.