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Henry Cejudo uncertain Diego Lopes could be prepared for Brian Ortega after UFC 303

Henry Cejudo has his doubts on Diego Lopes after UFC 303. Lopes (25-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) was scheduled to face Brian Ortega in a lightweight bout in this past Saturday’s co-main event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, but Ortega fell ill on the night of the fight. Dan Ige stepped in on four hours’

Henry Cejudo uncertain Diego Lopes could be prepared for Brian Ortega after UFC 303

Henry Cejudo has his doubts on Diego Lopes after UFC 303.

Lopes (25-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) was scheduled to face Brian Ortega in a light-weight bout on this previous Saturday’s co-main occasion at T-Cell Enviornment in Las Vegas, however Ortega fell ailing on the evening of the battle. Dan Ige stepped in on 4 hours’ discover to face Lopes, who won the fight by unanimous decision.

Lopes received the primary two rounds, however Ige (18-8 MMA, 10-7 UFC) was capable of rally in Spherical 3. Lopes called for his fight against Ortega to be rebooked for UFC 306, however after watching his efficiency in opposition to Ige, Cejudo would fairly see Lopes slowly climb up the ranks.

“I’m not too positive if Diego Lopes would actually be prepared for a man like Brian Ortega,” Cejudo mentioned on his “Pound 4 Pound” podcast with Kamaru Usman. “Was I impressed? Somewhat bit, however the extra movie that they now have and the extra you’re capable of watch him battle different high contenders, the blokes which were ranked within the high 15, high 10 …

“I feel Diego Lopes must decelerate and proceed to maintain taking a whole lot of these different fighters to ensure that him to actually catch a man within the high 10, and even high  5. We now have to recollect, too, Brian Ortega is No. 3. I feel he’s nonetheless rising, in that sense. Proceed to maintain preventing guys which might be at his degree to finally then go after a dude like a Brian Ortega.”

Lopes had quite a bit to take care of on battle week. He first agreed for his battle with Ortega (16-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) to shift from featherweight to light-weight, to then accepting a very totally different model opponent on simply hours’ discover at 165 kilos.

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