Who’s Next… BFL 68

Battlefield Fight League was back on UFC Fight Pass two weekends ago for back-to-back events, first of which was BFL 68. The evening’s winners paved the way for a few potential exciting future matchups.

Keep in mind, in most cases, the matchups listed here are hypothetical and have not been announced or rumoured to be taking place, unless otherwise noted.

Let us know your thoughts on who should be next for the big winners and the rest of the card, and who you think would win our hypothetical matchups.

Serhiy Sidey (5-1) vs. Ali Wasuk (4-1)

Sidey claimed the vacant BFL bantamweight title in the BFL 68 main event in impressive fashion, submitting Gio Platon in the first round. No speculation was required as to who his first title defence would be against as the promotion has already confirmed it will be Wasuk, which will likely take place on the BFL 70 card in December. A great matchup between two bantamweight prospects.

Christian Tremayne (3-1) vs. Jake Macdonald (3-2)

In one of the more hyped up fights of the card, Tremayne scored the TKO finish of Austin Batra in his first fight since 2017. Clearly showing no signs of rust, Tremayne seems to be in good shape to perhaps make a run in the lightweight division. A matchup with Jake Macdonald would be a true test to see where he stands in the division.

John Nguyen (3-2) vs. Taylor Christopher (2-0)

Nguyen is coming off the biggest win of his career after becoming the first man to finish Josh Kwiatkowski, which he did via third round TKO. It will likely continue to be tough tests for Nguyen from here on out and a matchup with a talented grappler in Christopher would be a fitting next matchup.

Bobby Poulter (3-0) vs. Jonathan Broad (2-0)

Poulter has seemed unbeatable so far in his MMA career, and he added to that aura with a first round knockout win over Keanan Kellar at BFL 68. While BFL may not look to match two undefeated, true prospects together so soon, a fight between Poulter and Broad would be must-watch TV and likely the vault the winner near the top of the list for title contention.

Mitch Strazzella (1-0) vs. Indroop Virk (1-1)

In what was possibly fight of the night, Strazzella took the unanimous decision over Glen Cuevas in their battle of debuting professionals. In his final amateur bout, Strazzella dropped a close split decision to Virk, which is likely a matchup he’d like another stab at. With Virk coming off a loss, a rematch could certainly be in the cards.

Terence Jeffers-Harris (1-0) vs. Derrick Laing (1-0)

After a wild first round, Jeffers-Harris was able to find the finish of James Foster in the second round of their BFL 68 bout. With the bout being contested at 195 pounds, there are limited options for Jeffers-Harris around that weight, so a drop to middleweight and a bout with Laing could be a possibility.

On the rebound:

Gio Platon (2-1) vs. Nick Ghaeni (3-4)

Austin Batra (0-2) vs. Konstantin Gaivoronskii (0-0-1)

Josh Kwiatkowski (5-4) vs. Mike McAloon (4-3)

Keanan Kellar (2-2) vs. Rafael Palomeque (2-3)

Glen Cuevas (0-1) vs. Matt Hovorka (1-2)

James Foster (2-3-1) vs. Ivan Hryshchuk (2-0)