Earning wins in the UFC is certainly no easy task, but what comes next is often even more important: the post-fight callout.
So after Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 21 event in Moscow, who took advantage of their time on the mic? See below for this week’s Callout Collection – and just how realistic each one is.
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First up, let’s take a look at the night’s prelim winner.
Wants to fight: Eryk Anders
The callout: “I love Eryk Anders. He likes to fight and I like to fight. Let’s go.”
The reality: Karl Roberson and Anders are cut from similar cloth. They’re both powerful light heavyweights who look to finish, and there’s a certain symmetry to their recent career form, too.
Both men are riding two-fight win streaks after setbacks inside the octagon, and both will feel that a win over a similarly-viewed prospect should push them towards the division’s bigger names.
A matchup between the pair would put Roberson’s submission skills against Anders’ heavy hands. But you can’t sleep on “Baby K’s” striking, either, and it could turn into a light heavyweight stand-up slugfest.
It’s the sort of fight that would make an ideal featured preliminary card bout on a future UFC pay-per-view. Throw a couple of top-15-ranked 205ers on the card with the loser taking on and the winner of Roberson-Anders later in the year in a gateway fight that could push them into the top 15.
Next up, let’s check out the main card.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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