Lucas Martins was overwhelmed in his UFC debut, facing one of the lightweight's toughest draws in Edson Barboza, but has bounced back nicely since the initial stumble with two straight finishes including his 70-second submission of Ramiro Hernandez at UFC Fight Night 28. He's only 24, so the UFC would be wise to bring him along slowly. Potential options for his next pairing could be Danny Castillo and Daron Cruickshank.
Last night the Octagon made a stop in Brazil where blood was spilled, consciousness faded, and title-shots were earned thanks to the lineup for UFC Fight Night 28. Though many of the evening’s top performances came from regional studs still making a name for themselves amongst international fans, some of the main players also produced impressive results. Here’s a look at what could/should be next for some of the show’s brightest stars including Joseph Benavidez, Ronaldo Souza, and Glover Teixeira… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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