5 UFC rematches that should happen in 2018
There are times when seeing an MMA fight happen one time in the octagon just isn’t enough. Over the course of the past few years, UFC has given us fans some of the most jaw-dropping and breathtaking fights of all time, but, sometimes once isn’t just adequate to satisfy spirited and impassioned MMA fans like us.
2018 has already turned out to be a great start to the year for UFC President Dana White and following the success of UFC 220, which was main-evented by Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou, in January 20, 2018, White’s promotion will now be looking to capitalize on the momentum of the aftermath of UFC 220.
Thus, there is no better way to exploit on this momentum by booking five of the most intriguing rematches that UFC fans have been craving to witness and with this list, we will take a look at those five rematches that needs to happen in the octagon within 2018.
#5 Justin Gaethje vs Michael Johnson II
Former WSOF Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje introduced himself to the UFC World in some spectacular fashion back in May of 2017, when he faced off against Michael Johnson in his debut fight at The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale. Gaethje would initially defeat Johnson via TKO in a fight that went back-and-forth and eventually named as Sherdog’s best fight of 2017.
After Gaethje’s impressive debut win over Johnson, he additionally earned the Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night bonus awards. But, fans should definitely not overlook Johnson’s performance in this classic brawl that took place on July 7, 2017, at the T-Mobile Arena.
As of right now, there have been no talks of a rematch between Gaethje and Johnson but it is certainly undeniable that a rematch between both men will be another instant classic and on top of that, the UFC might look to take full advantage of this and make Gaethje and Johnson the next big rivalry of the promotion.