5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 16: From Gaethje's title shot to Cerrone's title hopes

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 16 in Vancouver? Here are a few post-fight musings …

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1. Justin Gaethje finds his happy medium

I’ll be the first to admit that when Justin Gaethje (21-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) talked about altering his style to favor accuracy over output, there were concerns about whether he would be moving too far away from what got him to the dance as a lightweight contender. But who can argue with these results?

Since dropping back-to-back fights and becoming more conscious of his approach to fighting, Gaethje has picked up three consecutive first-round knockout wins, with the latest, of course, coming at the expense of Donald Cerrone (36-13 MMA, 23-10 UFC) in their main event encounter.

Gaethje appears to have found the perfect balance to maximize his skillset, and that should be a scary proposition for everyone at 155 pounds.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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