Five Best Fights To Make After UFC on FOX 27

The UFC’s FOX-aired cards seem to be getting a good deal smaller in scope and quality since the UFC signed over television broadcasting rights to FOX. The first event featured a heavyweight title fight, something that would entice perhaps more casual fans to eventually order a PPV. Now, the main cards are extremely top-heavy at […]

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The UFC’s FOX-aired cards seem to be getting a good deal smaller in scope and quality since the UFC signed over television broadcasting rights to FOX.

The first event featured a heavyweight title fight, something that would entice perhaps more casual fans to eventually order a PPV.

Now, the main cards are extremely top-heavy at best, and not noteworthy at worst. Saturday night was a typical FOX card in 2017/2018; some bright spots and a whole lot of waiting and drawn out fights in between.

Regardless, the UFC landscape has changed again, with a once-great middleweight re-emerging as a top contender and a slew of other changes to the chess game that makes up the UFC weight divisions.

Where do the fighters of UFC on FOX 27 go from here? We broke that down in our list of the five best fights to make following UFC on FOX 27:

Andre Fili
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5. Andre Fili vs. Doo Ho Choi

Fili and Choi are two solid but young featherweights who are looking to establish themselves in the division with as much consistency as they can muster.

Choi faltered a bit in his last bout, dropping a TKO loss to veteran Jeremy Stephens, while Fili got back on track with a close split decision over Dennis Bermudez in the UFC on FOX 27 co-main event.

Both men have shown flashes of brilliance during their UFC careers, but have been dealt some stiff competition given their ages and experience.

A fight between the two is perfect for this point and time in their respective careers, and a win for either man woud put them that much closer to the consistency needed to make it to a title shot in a stacked division like featherweight.

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David Branch Disappointed to Lose Out on Yoel Romero Bout

David Branch was looking forward to ‘righting a few wrongs’ against perennial contender Yoel Romero at UFC on FOX 28 next month. With UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker pulling out of his showdown against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 in…

David Branch was looking forward to ‘righting a few wrongs’ against perennial contender Yoel Romero at UFC on FOX 28 next month. With UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker pulling out of his showdown against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 in Australia, Romero has been drafted in to replace the champ. This leaves Branch without an opponent. […]

Report: Yoel Romero vs. David Branch Set For UFC on FOX 28

According to a report from The Orlando Sentinel, which was later confirmed by MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani, a middleweight bout between Yoel Romero and David Branch has been set for UFC on FOX 28. Earlier this month, Branch, a former World Series of Fighting (WSOF) two-division champion, took to his official Twitter account to call out […]

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According to a report from The Orlando Sentinel, which was later confirmed by MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani, a middleweight bout between Yoel Romero and David Branch has been set for UFC on FOX 28.

Earlier this month, Branch, a former World Series of Fighting (WSOF) two-division champion, took to his official Twitter account to call out Romero, who responded and agreed to the fight. According to Helwani, the bout will be a three-round contest.

Romero, a former Olympian, is coming off of an interim title bout loss to Robert Whittaker last July at UFC 213. Prior to that, he had won eight consecutive fights with six of those victories coming by way of stoppage. He holds notable Octagon victories over Lyoto Machida, Ronaldo Souza and Chris Weidman.

Branch, on the other hand, had won 10-straight fights upon returning to the UFC earlier this year. He scored a decision victory over Krzystof Jotko at UFC 211 last May before suffering a stoppage loss to ex-champion Luke Rockhold this past September.

UFC on FOX 28 is set to take place at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on Feb. 24, 2017. A main event for the card has not yet been announced.

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UFC on FOX 28 Orlando: Yoel Romero Returns, Fights David Branch

Middleweights Yoel Romero and David Branch will meet, as the two have been signed for the upcoming UFC on FOX 28 card. The bout was first reported by The Orlando Sentinel. Romero (12-2) suffered his first loss since 2011 when he dropped a five-round de…

Middleweights Yoel Romero and David Branch will meet, as the two have been signed for the upcoming UFC on FOX 28 card. The bout was first reported by The Orlando Sentinel. Romero (12-2) suffered his first loss since 2011 when he dropped a five-round decision to Robert Whittaker for the interim UFC middleweight title. The […]

Yoel Romero May Have Just Found His Next Opponent

It appears that UFC middleweight title contender Yoel Romero has found his next opponent. If you recall, earlier this week, Romero went on record by saying that he was looking to return to action in a bout against former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. However, he’s not getting that fight because Rockhold beat David Branch […]

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It appears that UFC middleweight title contender Yoel Romero has found his next opponent.

If you recall, earlier this week, Romero went on record by saying that he was looking to return to action in a bout against former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.

However, he’s not getting that fight because Rockhold beat David Branch and is now taking on Whittaker for the middleweight title at UFC 221.

“I don’t understand why he said no. I don’t understand. Maybe he had a strategy in the mind. He say, ‘No I wont fight Yoel, I will fight somebody easy.’ Respect to David Branch, but that’s the way he thinks, you know? That’s Luke’s mentality, ‘I want a more easy fight, win and Yoel Romero lose his last fight.’” said the tank of a middleweight on a recent edition of The MMA Hour.

Branch is willing to fight Romero and even has a date and location set for the fight just as long as the UFC is up for making the fight official and Romero is willing to accept it.

That event is UFC on FOX 27, which is set to take place on February 24, 2018 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.The main card will air on FOX Sports 1 while the preliminary card will be split broadcasted on FOX Sports 1 and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.

“People have reason to be feared by you my friend,” middleweight David Branch wrote on Twitter. “I want to fight the most dangerous people in the world and you’re one of them. February 24 at UFC on FOX in Orlando, I would like to do battle with you.”

Romero responded by writing the following on his official Twitter account:

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David Branch Challenges Yoel Romero, Gets Response

David Branch wants a bout with Yoel Romero, and his request may be granted. Branch was last seen in action against Luke Rockhold back in September. He ended up losing the bout via second-round submission. It was his first loss since May 2012. Branch is…

David Branch wants a bout with Yoel Romero, and his request may be granted. Branch was last seen in action against Luke Rockhold back in September. He ended up losing the bout via second-round submission. It was his first loss since May 2012. Branch is eyeing a huge turnaround against former interim title challenger Romero. […]