Cody Garbrandt is coming off the biggest win of his career at UFC Fight Night 88 after knocking out previously unbeaten Thomas Almeida in the first round.
Also picking up a big win on the card was Bryan Caraway, who has beat a previously undefeated fighter in Aljamain Sterling. Appearing on the MMA Hour today, Gabrandt said he believes a matchup with Caraway next makes perfect sense to determine the next title contender in the bantamweight division:
“Going into this fight with Thomas Almeida, obviously Aljamain Sterling and Bryan Caraway [were] matched up [on the card] too, and they talked about the winners facing each other,” Garbrandt told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “So, I have no doubt in my mind that if Aljamain would’ve won, I’d be fighting Aljamain. Bryan won, so now why can’t I fight Bryan? Why shouldn’t I be fighting Bryan for the next in line for a title shot or that ranking up there? I think I just got ranked fifth, he’s fourth, so let’s fight Sept. 10 [at UFC 203].”