ROUNDTABLE: Who will be the next UFC champion to lose his/her title?

By Michael Hiscoe, Managing Editor

Dec 29, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Jon Jones (red gloves) before his fight with Alexander Gustafsson (blue gloves) during UFC 232 at The Forum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Who do you think will be the next UFC champion to lose their title?

Christian Moore, MMATorch Contributor

Playing it safe, it’ll be Henry Cejudo. I think TJ Dillashaw outclasses him. However, a risky shot could be Tyron Woodley. The only belt though that I am super confident changes hands is Rose Namajunas dropping the belt to Jessica Andrade. So safe bet, and most likely, Dillashaw beats Cejudo, but the confident bet is Andrade over Rose.

Sean Covington, Columnist – Covington’s Corner

Jon Jones if Anthony Smith catches him, which he may very well do. No one is giving Smith a chance and he has zero pressure on him, that’s the best time to bring your A game. Jones seems like he is on autopilot and may very well overlook and underestimate Smith.

Frank Hyden, Columnist – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I think UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo is the next to lose, as he fights UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw here soon. I think Dillashaw beats him by TKO late in the 4th or maybe even the 5th round. I don’t think it’ll come quick, but Dillashaw’s striking will take a toll and Cejudo will only be able to take so much.


Michael Hiscoe, MMATorch Managing Editor

The easy answer is Henry Cejudo. He has a title fight in less than a week against a champion from a bigger division. But let’s put that aside and look at what else might come this year. I don’t think Jon Jones loses his title any time soon. At least not in the cage. I do think Tyron Woodley could be somewhat vulnerable against Kamaru Usman, so that is a possibility but I think Christian Moore is spot on here that Rose Namajunas could very well lose to Jessica Andrade when they meet in May.

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