In some senses, UFC Raleigh over-performed. It had a few moments that really dragged, but Curtis Blaydes got a chance to shine in a main event where most people thought he’d grind his way to a win. The co-main may not have been a thriller, but Michael Chiesa picked up the biggest win of his career. And Alex Perez and Angela Hill both added some rock solid footage to their highlight reels.
So, is there any chance that Blaydes can get himself a title shot without having to fight Francis Ngannou again? Will Colby Covington give Chiesa’s call-out any real consideration?