Bryce's Three More Rounds: UFC 201

Three More Rounds: Bryce's post fight thoughts

1. Reis in the Hunt

Coming off of a decision win against Dustin Ortiz, Wilson Reis returned to the octagon Saturday, squaring off against Hector Sandoval. He made quick work of Sandoval, submitting him in under two minutes, the fastest submission in flyweight history. In his short bout, Reis landed 70% of his strikes and took Sandoval down three times before he sunk in a choke to finish his opponent. Reis looked very impressive and we may see him near the top of the Flyweight rankings soon enough.

2. Poland vs. Poland?

The co-main event was most certainly a Stawweight #1 contender fight between "Thug" Rose Namajunas and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. In what would become FOTN, Kowalkiewicz squeaked out win via split decision. It was through her work in the clinch that stood out to me, landing knees and elbows to which Namajunas had no answer for. With this victory, it is very likely that Joanna Jedrzejczyk has a new challenger for her title, and she is the last woman to defeat Kowalkiewicz, who did so in an amateur fight. If this fight is to be scheduled, it's definitely one to watch because these two talented strikers will not disappoint. 

3. Lucky #7

In the final bout of the night, the Welterweight title was up for grabs as Robbie Lawler took on Tyron Woodley. After a rather sluggish beginning, Woodley came in with a monstrous right that dropped Lawler. He then proceeded to finish Lawler, who has taken the most damage in the octagon since 2013, becoming the 7th new champion in the first 7 months of 2016. Woodley made the most of his long awaited title shot, and he now wants more: GSP or Nick Diaz. He said he now wishes to make as much money as he can before retiring, and those fights would certainly help with that. He proclaimed he wanted Diaz at UFC 202 or GSP in NYC this November. Whomever he gets, the new Welterweight champion proved he is a real threat to anyone. 

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