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What’s next for the UFC on FOX 11 fighters who debuted on Fight Pass?



borgThere were three fights on UFC’s Fight Pass for UFC on FOX 11 featuring five fighters making their UFC debuts. There was a quick first round finish and two entertaining fights that went the distance. They all included some welcomed additions to the UFC.

Ray Borg made the biggest impression and was the last fighter added to this card when he stepped in two weeks ago. He lost a tough SD to Dustin Ortiz that could have gone to either fighter. It was one of the most entertaining grappling based fights in the UFC.

Borg is only 20 years old and about five or six years away from his prime. His opponent, Ortiz, is only 25 himself and lost a similar SD in his debut against title contender John Moraga. When you consider how good Borg can be in five years and you see a very possible future champion.

Right now he has a ton of raw talent and is a beast on the ground. He showed some highlight reel strikes in the standup with a flying knee that landed and some head kicks that just missed. On the ground he gave Ortiz a lot of trouble and had a couple of nice slam takedowns. As Borg evolves as a striker and puts it all together than he will be a nightmare for everyone in the flyweight division.

Right now I would like to see him against Louis Gaudinot, who is coming off a first round submission win over Phil Harris. This would be a great fight for Borg and it would let us know where he is in the ever-growing division.

The Mirsad Bektic and Chas Skelly fight featured two highly touted undefeated featherweights making their UFC debuts. They put on an entertaining action filled fight that saw Bektic take a majority decision. It was a great debut for them both that indicated they both could have a nice future in the UFC.

Coming into the fight, Skelly was the better known prospect but Bektic was the better fight on this night. He out struck Skelly consistently throughout the fight and was the stronger grappler. You did see why people were excited about Skelly coming into this fight as he battled throughout the fight. He also rocked Bektic a couple of times during the fight.

Including one illegal knee and a questionable one in the second round.  Bektic showed tremendous heart by coming back from being wobbled.  There is no doubt about his chin and heart after this fight

The featherweight division is a deep one with a lot of talent in it. There are plenty of great fights waiting for them both. It would be nice to see Bektic take on Jim Alers who just made his own successful UFC debut by defeating Alan Omer a few days at UFC FN 39. It would be an entertaining fight and it would let us know who is ready to challenge for the top ten.

The heavyweights started the card off as Derrick Lewis and Jack May were also making their debuts. They both came in with heavy-handed reputations. They lived up to it in their short clash. May started out with some nice leg kicks and Lewis quickly took the fight to the ground. In one of the scrambles May injured his knee and Lewis started raining down blows forcing the stoppage.

It was unfortunate to see May get hurt and we did not get to see much more than a glimpse of these two fighters. Hopefully May’s knee is not injured too seriously and he makes a quick recovery.

For Lewis, a rematch with Jared Rosholt makes a lot of sense. These two fought in Legacy FC back in 2012 with Lewis coming away with an impressive second round KO win. Rosholt has started out 2-0 in the UFC and would probably like another shot at the only fighter to defeat him. This fight would give us a good idea of which fighter has evolved the most and is ready to move up in the rankings.

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