Who’s Next… Unified MMA 32


Unified MMA 31 went down Friday night from The Royal Palace in Edmonton, Alberta (Check out the full play-by-play HERE). The card featured another stacked lineup including a Lightweight Title Fight between Shane Campbell and Mike Scarcello.

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

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

155lbs- Shane Campbell (15-6) vs. Craig Shintani (7-2) for Unified LW Title
Shane Campbell has over 100 fights in his career between MMA, Muay Thai and Kickboxing… and he’s still improving every time he steps into the cage. While Campbell is primarily thought of as a striking specialist he’s won three straight since being cut by the UFC including two straight submission victories over a pair of guys who excel on the ground in Tristan Connelly and Mike Scarcello. The logical #1 Contender for the Lightweight strap is Craig Shintani who recently submitted former champion Garret Nybakken and has won 7 of his last 8 outings including six finishes.

205lbs- Teddy Ash (9-3) vs. Jared McComb (9-4-1) for Unified LHW Title
Teddy Ash has won five of his last six outings and capped it off with a huge KO victory over UFC veteran Victor Valimaki this weekend, arguably the biggest win of his career. Ash certainly has earned his way to a Light-Heavyweight Title shot against current champ Jared McComb. McComb dropped a contentious Split Decision to Ash back in 2013 at Middleweight and would likely relish the opportunity to avenge that loss. McComb has won four out of five since that loss and has finished all four of those opponents. Ash and McComb have both made huge strides in their games since their first meeting and it’ll be interesting to see them clash once again.

135lbs- Michael Hay (5-1) vs. Austin Ryan (6-1) for Unified BW Title
Michael Hay showed this past weekend that he’s one of the most promising and exciting prospects Unified has on the roster as he picked up yet another first round submission victory against another tough opponent. The time has come for Hay to take another step up the ladder and perhaps challenge for the vacant Unified Bantamweight Title. Someone like Austin Ryan would provide another stiff test for the submission specialist. Ryan’s only career loss has come to undefeated buzzsaw Brad Katona just like Hay and prior to that loss Ryan finished five of his six victories while bouncing between Flyweight and Bantamweight.


145lbs- Clay Dixon (5-1) vs. Maged Hammo (8-5-1)
Clay Dixon rebounded from his first career loss earlier this year against Alex Martinez with a Unanimous Decision victory over Behrang Yousefi this weekend. Dixon scored numerous takedowns and controlled the top position while defending submissions and strikes from the bottom to eke out the win. The time is now for Dixon to take another step up in competition against someone like Maged Hammo who would be a good barometer for Dixon’s career trajectory. A win over Hammo would prove that Dixon can hang with a tough veteran and put him one step closer to the Featherweight title picture.

185lbs- Cody Krahn (16-12) vs. Elmer Waterhen (16-18)
Cody Krahn said he accepted the fight with Porter because he knew it would be a fun and entertaining scrap. He was right and in his post fight interview he stated that he had a few left in him and was looking for similar style fights. In my opinion there’s one fight that just has to happen before it’s too late. Krahn was set to face Elmer Waterhen last December for Triumph FC before the event was cancelled. Waterhen then fought Trent Thorne and retired but word on the street is he’s itching for another scrap or two. This fight would be guaranteed fireworks so someone, PLEASE make this fight.

170lbs- Pat Pytlik (5-0) vs. Vyron Phillips (7-4)
Pat Pytlik continues to batter his opponents as he pushed his career opening win streak to five straight this weekend. Pytlik finished yet another fight by knockout and should be ready for a step up in competition to start building towards a title shot. The Welterweight title lays vacant and you can bet Pytlik would love to be considered as one of the favorites to compete for that belt. Perhaps someone like Vyron Phillips would be a good match for Pytlik has he holds a respectable 7-4 record and save from a TKO loss by injury has never been finished in his pro or amateur career.

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