Five Things We Learned From UFC 300



Five Things We Learned From UFC 300

One of the greatest events in UFC history has now come and gone — and the UFC 300 results we witnessed are absolutely iconic.

From legendary knockouts to star-making performances, these UFC results had something for everyone. And while every single fight had a massive storyline attached to the outcome, there were five things we learned from UFC 300 that stuck out from the rest. 

So now with a few days between us and the extraordinary UFC 300 card, we can now digest and reflect what we saw, and unpack what it means for UFC's future. 

UFC 300 Results: Five Things We Learned

1. Alex Pereira is the Unquestioned 205-Pound King

After losing his middleweight belt barely over a year ago, Alex “Poatan” Pereira moved up to the light heavyweight division and defeated three straight former champions.

His last two victories came against guys who had to relinquish the belt due to injuries. Before Pereira stopped them both, each could have laid claim to being the true light heavyweight king. 

But this division now belongs to Pereira — and there's nothing anybody can say about it.  

2. Zhang Weili is the Pound For Pound Female Queen

Zhang Weili produced another dominant title performance at UFC 300, dispatching her fellow Chinese fighter Xiaonan Yan with relative ease.

While we predicted Weili would win this fight, the form she showed is further proof that she's the top pound for pound female MMA fighter in the world right now.

Yet, there is an extremely exciting (and undefeated) strawweight fighter now waiting in the wings. We expect Tatiana Suarez to receive the next title shot — and believe she'll give Weili her toughest test yet. 

3. Max Holloway Is, In Fact, the Baddest Mother F****er

When the combat sports world things back upon these UFC 300 results, the first thing that will always come to mind of the all-time great knockout that Max Holloway delivered against Justin Gaethje. 

This literal last second KO is a true contender for one of the best, most iconic knockouts in UFC history. And if Holloway hadn't already cemented himself as a legend of the sport, then this certainly did so. 

There has never been anybody more deserving of the BMF belt than Holloway.

4. Arman Tsarykyan Deserves a Title Shot

Arman Tsarukyan overcame serious adversity to defeat former champion Charles Oliveira at UFC 300. Now he is next in line for a title shot against Islam Makhachev, after Dustin Poirier gets a crack at the current champ in June. 

There are few fighters more well-rounded than Tsarukyan. And we believe he'll give Makhachev a very tough scrap when that fight arrives. 

5. Jiri Prochazka is Still an Exciting Samurai 

Jiri Prochazka proved why Aleksandar Rakic never should have called him a fake samurai on Saturday night. 

Jiri never ceases to excite when he steps in the octagon. Although his last fight against Pereira didn't go his way, he's still a top contender in the light heavyweight division, and should receive a huge fight next. 

These UFC 300 results will go down in history, and will be talked about for years to come. 

Grant Young is a sports writer from San Francisco. He has had two professional Muay Thai fights: he got knocked out in one, and got a knockout in the other. When it comes to his favorite fighters, it's Israel Adesanya, and then it's everyone else.