If you look back at his last two fights, in retrospect they were tremendously impressive performances. In his last fight, the virtual consensus was he got robbed against Francis Carmont, in a match where he stuffed 9 of 11 of the French Canadian's takedowns. A takedown which appears very potent after Carmont repeatedly took down Phillippou who was regarded as having some of the better tdd in the mw division. Then, in his fight previous to that, he out-struck Robbie Lawler from bell to bell, winning a 30-27 clinic on the feet. Lawler's stock has shot up since he reentered the UFC, and on the feet he's never been questioned, having not lost the stand-up since 2004 when he got ko'ed by Nick Diaz, shortly after his 22nd birthday. In 2 fights in the MW division in Zuffa, Larkin has already displayed striking and tdd that would put him among the better guys in the division in those categories. Those attributes will bode well in his future attempts at moving up the ladder in his division. Larkin deserves to be a heavy favorite over Camozzi, and expect an appearance for him in the top 10, if not even top 5 in the future. His move down a weight class, and early impressive performances there, is reminiscent of T.J. Grant's at 155, only with tougher opposition and some bad fortune.