After huge knockout win at UFC 282, who is next for Jairzinho Rozenstruik?

Dec 10, 2022; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Jairzinho Rozenstruck (red gloves) reacts after fighting Chris Daukaus (blue gloves) during UFC 282 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

On the prelims of UFC 282 this past weekend we saw a matchup of heavyweight knockout artists. “Bigi Boy” Jairzinho Rozenstruik (13-4) took on Chris Daukaus (12-6). This matchup was expected to end with a knockout and it didn’t take long.

These two got right after it throwing big shots. Rozenstruik wobbled Daukaus early with a very stiff jab and started chasing him down. Daukaus was hurt, but he kept throwing. He tried to evade and get away, but Rozenstruik lunged with a huge left hook that sat Daukaus down and finished the fight.

It was a huge statement for Rozenstruik who was able to snap a two-fight winning streak and got back on the winning path. It was a devastating loss for Daukaus who has now been finished in three consecutive fights after his hot start in the UFC.

What’s next after UFC 282?

With Rozenstruik, the questions have never surrounded his power or his technique. There have just been fights where he hasn’t been aggressive. In those fights, he’s been in a ton of trouble. However, when he does show aggression, you see fights like this one with Chris Daukaus.

There is still a path towards the top for Rozenstruik, but he has to fight with consistency and aggressiveness. With this latest win, who should the UFC pair Rozenstruik up with next? Well, I’m thinking about a Fight Night main event and there’s one guy who makes all the sense in the world.

I think that Rozenstruik should face off against the heavyweight knockout king Derrick Lewis next. Lewis is ranked above Rozenstruik in the rankings and he’s coming off a couple of losses himself. However, he’s still a massive name and was recently supposed to headline a Fight Night against Sergei Spivak, but he fell ill the day of the fight and it was cancelled.

This fight is perfect for both men and I don’t think you’d need more than a round to determine a winner.

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