Makovsky decided to drop down to flyweight after being released by Bellator and clearly made the right move. He’s gone 3-0 since including his surprising instance of success last Saturday night, taking out the always-game Jorgensen despite having fought less than a month prior and getting the bout on short notice. Makovsky’s grappling will keep him in most match-ups so expect him to be around the UFC for 2014 and possibly beyond. A clash with Chris Cariaso would work based on divisional standing and availability, though the winner of January’s bout between Dustin Ortiz-John Moraga is also a perfectly suitable option for Bellator’s former bantamweight champion. (PHOTO CREDIT: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)
Finding a UFC win lacking significance is akin to the proverbial needle in a haystack. However, there’s no question some victories have a larger impact on either a division or the involved individual than others. Such was certainly the case at UFC on FOX 9 where a few underdogs stepped up to the plate and knocked one out of the park, seasoned veterans rose to the occasion, and flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson turned in his best performance to date.
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