Five Biggest Takeaways From UFC Fight Night 98

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UFC Fight Night 98 went down last night (Nov. 5, 2016) from Mexico City live on FOX Sports 1 and the card provided fans with a night of exciting fights.

The main event featured a crucial lightweight fight between former champion Rafael dos Anjos and surging contender Tony Ferguson, while the co-main event saw veteran Diego Sanchez take on ex-Bellator fighter Marcin Held, who was making his Octagon debut.

Aside from exciting fights, the card also provided us with some key takeaways. Let’s take a look at the top five:

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1) Tony Ferguson Is A Legitimate Title Threat

The 155-pound strap is set to be defended next weekend (Nov. 12, 2016) when champion Eddie Alvarez takes on featherweight king Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 205. Also on that card, No. 1-ranked Khabib Nurmagomedov will meet Michael Johsnon, and many expect “The Eagle” to receive the next title shot if he comes out victorious.

While Nurmagomedov is undoubtedly deserving of a title shot, we learned last night that No. 3-ranked Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson is a legitimate title threat. He has proven to be an unorthodox, well-rounded fighter, and he has put together an incredible nine-fight win streak, which was capped off by a unanimous decision victory over a former champion in Rafael dos Anjos last night.

With that being said, the UFC should seriously consider giving Ferguson the next shot at gold, as it’s clearly been earned.