Five Biggest Takeaways From UFC on FOX 28


Ilir Latifi
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4) Ilir Latifi Has Emerged As A Light Heavyweight Contender

The 205-pound division is currently one of the weakest in the UFC, starving for contenders.

And after last night, a new contender may have emerged.

Taking on No. 5-ranked former interim title challenger Ovince Saint Preux, No. 8-ranked Ilir Latifi rose to the occasion, scoring an impressive submission victory over the former collegiate football player.

Proving that he’s continued to round out his game, “The Sledgehammer” has now won two straight fights and he should be in line for another big fight moving forward. Perhaps a meeting with No. 6-ranked Mauricio “Shogun” Rua would make sense next.