Scrap Report: What’s Next For Alex Pereira and Max Holloway And A 165-Pound Title Fight For Conor McGregor

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The latest edition of Ringside Intel’s Scrap Report is live! This time Jason Burgos and Ant Walker start by looking back at UFC 300 and the many storylines that have emerged from it.

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The number one name in mixed martial arts flexed its biggest muscles last Saturday in Las Vegas for UFC 300. Matching the self-reported recording breaking viewership success, the tent pole fight card marked a high point in quality for the promotion. As the champion occupying the headline spot, how much credit does Alex Pereira deserve for its success?

The hosts speculate on how Pereira’s domination and viral moment can be turned into another chance for the light heavyweight king to spread his wings further by jumping another weight class to face interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall. 

With Aspinall’s belt collecting dust and light heavyweight division devoid of a clear-cut compelling contender, a super fight just might be the right way to go if the company is still holding up the undisputed title for a fight between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic.

Two Divisions, One BMF

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Max Holloway not only created the most memorable moment at UFC 300, but he also cut the line to contendership in two weight classes. After definitively defeating the previously number 3 ranked Gaethje with an all-time great last-second knockout, the newly crowned BMF has options.

While Burgos thinks that Holloway should sit still for a chance to face the winner of Islam Makhachev and Dustin Poirier, Walker believes the stars have aligned for “Blessed” to return to featherweight to steal the international shine of Ilia Topuria. 

A Notorious Iron Belt

Now that the long-awaited TUF coaches’ bout between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler is official for UFC 303, will the stakes rise beyond big names and bright lights? Will gold be on the line?

According to Chandler, it’s possible the UFC will introduce a 165-pound belt for the fight and abandon the announced welterweight target. Walker believes a new division makes sense but not under these circumstances. 

What Did We Learn About Kayla Harrison at UFC 300?

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After completely dominating Holly Holm for a second-round submission, Kayla Harrison’s UFC debut couldn’t have gone better for the PFL champion, right? Or was her first Octagon win marred by Holm’s flawed game plan?

Burgos questions whether or not we’ve seen enough from Harrison to declare her a threat to the bantamweight division. Instead, perhaps the loss should have a bigger impact on the legacy of Holm.

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