4. James Vick vs. Michael Chiesa
Vick is definitely the dark horse of the lightweight division, now riding a four-fight win streak over meaningful but still relatively unknown competition. His victory over Francisco Trinaldo on Sunday is certainly enough to warrant a bigger-name fight.
Chiesa isn’t the biggest name, but he’s headlined a card recently and is always game. And a win for Vick would put him at five in a row, certainly something that’s hard to ignore in the lightweight division.
Vick appears to be on his way to the top five and ten of the division, and a fight with Chiesa is the perfect dance partner, who even showed flashes of promotability in his highly-publicized outburst leading into his fight with Kevin Lee.
Keep an eye on Vick.