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Mick Maynard’s Sneakers: What’s subsequent for Joe Pyfer after UFC Battle Evening 236 loss?

February 11, 2024 6:50 pm ET (ALSO SEE: Mick Maynard’s Shoes: What’s next for Jack Hermansson after UFC Fight Night 236 win?) If anyone ever underestimates the significance of experience in MMA, point no further than Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 236 main event, in which Joe Pyfer suffered his first octagon loss against Jack Hermansson.

Mick Maynard’s Sneakers: What’s subsequent for Joe Pyfer after UFC Battle Evening 236 loss?


(ALSO SEE: Mick Maynard’s Shoes: What’s next for Jack Hermansson after UFC Fight Night 236 win?)

If anybody ever underestimates the importance of expertise in MMA, level no additional than Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 236 most important occasion, wherein Joe Pyfer suffered his first octagon loss in opposition to Jack Hermansson.

Beaming with the arrogance of three consecutive finishes to start his UFC tenure, Pyfer (12-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) got here into the middleweight headliner vs. Hermansson (24-8 MMA, 11-6 UFC) on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas with most confidence. It confirmed within the octagon to begin the battle, with Pyfer controlling the primary and second rounds.

The narrative modified within the third, nevertheless, when Hermansson landed an enormous punch that hindered Pyfer’s imaginative and prescient. He shrunk within the second of adversity whereas Hermansson displayed veteran savvy and took over down the stretch to win a unanimous decision and take house the upset, leaving questions on whether or not Pyfer was overmatched and overhyped.

His subsequent efficiency can be extra telling on that entrance. If Pyfer realized classes in output, pacing and the power to regulate the circulate of a battle, he’ll be higher for this. If not, than this most important occasion is perhaps his pinnacle. At simply 27, nevertheless, the longer term may nonetheless be fairly vivid for Pyfer.

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He must rack up one or two wins earlier than he will get one other crack at a ranked opponent, although. Many assume he was fast-tracked to this spot, so the following time he will get somebody with a quantity subsequent to his identify, it must be solely warranted.

Somebody just like the winner of subsequent month’s UFC Battle Evening matchup between Eryk Anders (15-7 MMA, 7-8 UFC) and Jamie Pickett (13-10 MMA, 2-6 UFC) is within the wheelhouse of a becoming rebound battle for Pyfer. Each males are skilled and have fought some marquee names within the division, and there’s so much to check and distinction in how Pyfer would deal with them. The battle doesn’t go down till March 2, that means Pyfer has time to heal up then make his timeline match up with that of the winner.

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