In the week leading to UFC 258 only a few matchups appeared to have divisional implications. Clearly the Usman vs Burns grudge-match of sorts was what the PPV was built around, but the long awaited return of Flyweight contender Maycee Barber and Kelvin Gastelum’s attempt to break a three-fight skid were the only real storylines the media highlighted…

With two featured matchups getting scrapped just hours before UFC 258, it’s not difficult to understand why the allure of this $69.99 PPV lost a lot of steam entering the weekend. Nonetheless, the results of Saturday night’s action at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas have massive implications for a few different fighters. Here are my post-fight takeaways…