UFC Fight Night 132 Stock Report
Following UFC Fight Night 132, which took place this past Saturday morning at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore, MMAOB lead writer Adam Martin will examine all of the fighters from the card and their performances in this week's stock report.
Stock Way Up
Leon Edwards: Another fantstic performance by Edwards, this time picking up the biggest win of his career over Donald Cerrone. Edwards has now won six-straight fights and has turned himself into a top contender in the UFC welterweight division. He called out Jorge Masvidal for his next fight, and if he can get by Masvidal he would set himself up for a potential title eliminator bout.
Petr Yan: Making his UFC debut, Yan wasted no time in knocking out Teruto Ishihara. The former ACB bantamweight champion, Yan is one of the most promising prospects in the UFC's 135lbs division, and should be fast-tracked up the ladder.
Song Yadong: Now 2-0 in the UFC with two fnishes, Yadong's TKO win over Felipe Arantes showed everyone just how dangerous he is. He's only 20 and has won five straight fights, and he could be a guy who quickly rises up the featherweight ladder.
Jake Matthews: Still only 23-years-old, Matthews is now 3-0 as a welterweight after submitting Shinsho Anzai, and is 7-3 overall in the UFC. If he keeps improving there's no reason why he can't contend for the welterweight title one day.
Ovince Saint-Preux: One of the most inconsistent fighters in the UFC, OSP showed how good he can be at times with a first-round submission win over Tyson Pedro. It was a huge win for OSP, and it keeps him ranked in the top-10 at 205lbs.
Jessica Eye: Speaking of inconsistent, that's why Eye is, but she is finally on a win streak as she defeated Jessica-Rose Clark via decision and now has two-straight wins. She's a darkhorse contender in the women's flyweight division.
Li Jingliang: After defeating Daichi Abe by decision, Jingliang has now won five of his last six fights. He might not be a welterweight title contender, but he's a guy who can take out a lot of fighters at 170lbs, and overall is one of Asia's top MMA fighters.
Shane Young: He saved his UFC career with a brutal TKO win over Rolando Dy, winning "Fight of the Night" in the process. Young isn't a contender, but he should be able to put on some good fights for the fans in the featherweight division.
Yan Xiaonan: Xiaonan has now won two-straight fights in the UFC after taking out Viviane Pereira via decision, and she's undefeated over her last eight bouts. She's someone to keep your eye on in the women's strawweight division.
Song Kenan: Kenan brutally knocked out Hector Aldana and is now 2-0 in the UFC with two-straight knockouts. He looks like a guy who will be sticking around the Octagon for a while, and that's a good thing as he's very fun to watch.
Matt Schnell: One of the bigger upsets of the night took place in the flyweight division as Schnell grinded out a split decison over Naoki Inoue. Schnell is now on a two-fight win streak and is finally building some momentum for himself at 125lbs.
Ulka Sasaki: Though inconistent, when Sasaki is on he's on, and he showed that with his submission win over Jenel Lausa. He likely won't ever be a contender for the flyweight title, but he remains a solid gatekeeper in the division.
Stock Remains The Same
Donald Cerrone: Though he fought hard, Cerrone dropped a five-round decision to Edwards. He has turned into a gatekeper in the welterweight division, and he may need the UFC to open up 165lbs if he wants to ever get his hands on UFC gold.
Ji Yeon Kim: Another nice win for Kim as she moved to 2-1 in the UFC with a split decision nod over Melinda Fabian, but all of her UFC fights have gone the distance and she needs to finish someone if she wants to move up the ladder at 125lbs.
Tyson Pedro: One of the top prospects at 205lbs, it's pretty clear now that Pedro just isn't an elite fighter after getting stopped by OSP in the first round. He's only 26 so he has time to get better, but he has a ton of holes in his game that need fixing.
Jesssica-Rose Clark: After winning her first two UFC bouts, it was disappointing to see Clark get outstruck and outgrappled by Eye but that's what happened and now Clark will have to get back on a win streak if she wants to be a contender at 125lbs again.
Daichi Abe: He opened eyes by taking out Hyun Gyu Lim in his UFC debut, but Abe has now lost two straight fights after losing a decision to Li Jingliang and will have to win his next fight if he wants to remain a UFC fighter.
Felipe Arantes: A .500 fighter in the UFC, Arantes was stopped by Yadong and this might be the end of the line for the Brazilian, who has stuck around the UFC roster for the last five years. Maybe not anymore, though. He's nothing more than a gatekeeper.
Shinsho Anzai: Though he's almost always in exciting fights, dropping to 2-2 in the UFC after getting stopped by Matthews puts Anzai at the crossroads. He'll get another fight in the Octagon, but he'll have to win that fight to stick around some more.
Viviane Pereira: She was favored to beat Xiaonan but lost a unanimous decision and after losing two straight fights in the UFC, Pereira finds herself in a must-win situation her next time out.
Naoki Inoue: One of the top flyweight prospects in the UFC, Inoue badly disappointed with a surprising split decision loss to Scnhell to take his undefeated record away. At only 21 he still has tons of time to improve but this loss is certainly a setback for now at least.
Melinda Fabian: Though it was a close fight, Fabian dropped a split decison to Kim and is now 0-1-1 in the UFC. She may get one more fight, but I don't think we should expect much from her going forward.
Stock Way Down
Teruto Ishihara: A brutal knockout loss to Yan dropped Ishihara to 1-4 over his last five fights, and I just can't see any way the UFC keeps him on the roster. He's been a huge disappointment ever since opening his UFC career 2-0-1.
Rolando Dy: After picking up his first UFC victory in his last fight, it was back to the loss column for Dy, who was brutally knocked out by Shane Young. With a 1-3 record in the UFC, he's almost certainly going to be receiving his walking papers from the promotion.
Hector Aldana: In his first fight since 2015, Aldana was brutally knocked out by Kenan, and it might be the last time we see him fight in the UFC again. He's too inactive and he just looked bad in this fight. There doesn't seem to be too much upside here.
Jenel Lausa: Another fight in the UFC, and anothr loss for Lausa, this time getting tapped out by Sasaki. He's now dropped three-straight fights and with a 1-3 record in the UFC is on the verge of being released.
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