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News Askar Askarov vs. Alex Perez set for UFC Vegas 33

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by NandoMoura, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. NandoMoura Purple Belt

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    surprised askarov didn't get the title shot, especially after his last win against benavidez.

    askarov via murder

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  3. KantoTerror Gold Belt

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    Finally...I love watching Askar fight...the pace and skill display is very entertaining...
     
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    Potential nr.1 contender? Askarov is already ranked 2 and if he wins he'll get bumped to 1. There should be no "potential" here, if Askarov wins he should get the title shot.
     
  5. Fatback96 Black Belt

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    Why didn’t Askarov just get the title shot? Plus there’s a storyline they could play bc Moreno and Askarov went to a draw in their first fight.

    Makes me think Dana wants Moreno vs Fig 3.
     
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    war perez
     
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  7. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    They aren't giving askarov the title shot? wtf?
     
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    This basically confirms Fig is getting the trilogy
     
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    Yeah that seems off. Curious what happens with Cody & Figgy maybe they get paired vs each other?
     
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    Askar makes weight and destroys he can get Moreno
     
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    A Deiveson vs Moreno trilogy would be a huge mistake. I think Fig needs time to recover and rethink the weight cut... Moreno beat him pillar to post. I was heavily rooting for Moreno, and think Moreno wins the rematch, so a rematch is fine by me if they want to simply demonstrate he is the top dog, albeit unnecessary.

    On the flip side, Fig is exciting, and he should have a future... An immediate trilogy potentially kills him as a contender and forces his hand to move up.

    I am surprised Askar isn't jumping straight to the title shot. Maybe the UFC doesn't want him as a champion? He's getting a particularly tough road. The winner of Perez vs Askarov 100% should get the next shot against Moreno. The date is close enough that they can just give Moreno some time to rest, train etc. Maybe he wants 4-5 months... who knows.
     
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    They want to milk this Moreno hype a little longer. Askarov will tool him when the time is right.
     
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    This fight is only 7 weeks away from fight week, if Askarov wins he fight Moreno in November/December no problem.
     
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    It’s a “potential” number 1 contender because of the off chance Perez wins. Essentially it’s only a number 1 contender’s match for Askarov.
     
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    Askar is the future champ
     
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    Askarov should be fighting for the title. He's a harder fight for Moreno than Figgy.
     
  17. Will bill White Belt

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    Moreno already dismantled Askarov pretty easily. Askar was lucky to escape with a draw.
     
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  18. Sneed&Feed White Belt

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    Askarov almost beat Moreno in his octagon debut and considering how much he improved in the Joe B. fight he's going to make Moreno look like a can.

     
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    IMO, Askarov beats Moreno.
    Would be a fantastic fight though.

    Also I doubt Moreno is in any rush to defend the title. Let Mexico celebrate its first ever UFC champion for a little while.

    Askarov and Moreno can fight later in the year or early 2022, no problem.
     
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  20. Will bill White Belt

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    Moreno arguably won all 3 rounds against Askar. Pretty crazy how only Askarov has improved since their fight and Moreno hasnt...SIKE.
    Moreno finishes Askar the next time they match up. Assassin baby just finished the champ, Askar struggled with old JoeB, youre in for a rude awakening
     
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