UFC 152: Five Fights for Vinny Magalhaes to Take Next

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UFC 152: Five Fights for Vinny Magalhaes to Take Next

Vinny Magalhaes made a successful return to the Octagon after a three year absence. The BJJ ace took on Igor Pokrajac and finished the fight with a beautiful triangle-arm bar transition.

Magalhaes still looked to struggle a bit with the stand-up game but there's no denying his grappling talent. If he can continue to improve his striking game, Magalhaes' grappling is good enough to challenge many of the division's better fighters.

I'd still hesitate to throw Magalhaes to the wolves just yet as he just signed a contract with the UFC and has a marketable name in the MMA community. Although, with a lack of credible challengers at the top of the division the UFC may look to push him up the ladder.

There's a number of possibilities for Magalhaes to go from this point but it will be up to him as to how fast he wants to face upper-level talent.

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