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UFC Fight Night 108 results: Next matches to make for ‘Swanson vs Lobov’ main card winners

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to action last night (Sat., April 22, 2017) for UFC: “Swanson vs. Lobov,” which took place inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee airing live on FOX Sports 1. The promotion's latest mixed martial arts (MMA) card was headlined by a Featherweight fight that saw Cub Swanson dominate Artem Lobov to win a unanimous decision (see it). Also, Al Iaquinta returned after two years to knock out Diego Sanchez in the very first round (highlights).

Winner: Cub Swanson

Who He Should Fight Next: Jose Aldo vs Max Holloway winner

Cub admitted that he would be taking some time off and won’t return until either December or early 2018 for a shot at the division strap. Cub has now won four in a row at 145 pounds, and I fully expect him to be the No. 3, if not No. 2 ranked fighter in the division later this week after his latest victory. No one in the top five -- sans Holloway -- has a better winning streak at the moment, so if you look at it that way, there’s no one more deserving of a championship fight. I know Frankie Edgar always wants to throw his name in the title conversation every five minutes, but he lost to Jose Aldo for the second time nine months ago. Plus, he’s got a very tough fight against Yair Rodriguez upcoming at UFC 211. That said, even a win over Yair, coupled with his victory over Jeremy Stephens at UFC 205, aren’t enough to convince me he deserves another title fight over Swanson.

Winner: Al Iaquinta

Who He Should Fight Next: Eddie Alvarez vs Dusting Poirier winner

Al Iaquinta returned with a vengeance after a two year-hiatus due to a contract dispute, knocking out Diego Sanchez rather swiftly in the opening frame. I would love to see him take on the winner of the upcoming Eddie Alvarez vs Dustin Poirier bout, but seeing as how “Raging” isn’t too pleased with promotion (proof), I don’t think he’ll be stepping back into the Octagon anytime soon. If ever.

Winner: Ovince Saint Preux

Who He Should Fight Next: Corey Anderson

After dropping three in a row, “OSP” was able to stop the bleeding of his skid by choking out Marcos Rogerio de Lima in his home-state (see it). With new life — and possibly a new contract extension coming up -- I’d like to see Saint Preux take on Corey Anderson. Corey was last seen getting knocked out by Jimi Manuwa last month with a devastating one-hitter quitter. That said, “Beastin 25/8” is still ranked ahead of “OSP.” A win for Saint Preux would change all of that, while a win for Corey will give him new life at 205 pounds.

Winner: John Dodson

Who He Should Fight Next: Bryan Caraway

Dodson got back on the winning track by taking out a very game Eddie Wineland via unanimous decision (recap here). While “The Magician” has championship dreams, he still has a ways to get there. I’d like to see him take on Bryan Caraway next. Bryan is currently ranked at No. 6 while Dodson sits right behind him at No. 7. About between them could be hard to call, though John has shown time and again that his speed is no joke. And now that he’s back at 135 pounds, he could cause major fits for his bigger foes. Caraway hasn’t fought since May of last year, so you know he’s eager to get back into the mix.

Winner: Stevie Ray

Who He Should Fight Next: Rashid Magomedov

Both men are coming off impressive wins, as Rashid recently took out Bobby Green at UFC on FOX 24, while Ray’s win over longtime veteran Joe Lauzon looks pretty good on his resume. Magomedov is barely hanging on to his top 15 ranking, while Ray is on the outside looking in. A win for Ray would definitely get him into the top 15, while a victory for Rashid gives him two in a row and a chance to break into the top 10. I like this fight, a lot, as these two men are not afraid to get after it from start to finish.

For complete UFC Fight Night 108 results and coverage click here.

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