Earlier today I published a blog post on which Irish fighters might get signed by the UFC for their Belfast card in November. Of course Norman Parke (21-5-1) was number 1 on the list. After all he is Northern Ireland most successful MMA fighter ever and a UFC veteran himself.
However upon reading the comments I realised I forgot to include Decky Dalton (6-1) and that got me thinking about himself and Parke meeting on October 28th at the first Cage Legacy show.
My logic for Parke was that if he won at ACB on October 1st in Scotland and then a few weeks later against Dalton then he had to be UFC bound. But if Dalton manages to pull off the upset and beat Parke then it is not far-fetched in him getting signed.
A win for Dalton means his record would improve to 7-1 and his stock would go through the roof with a scalp like Parke on his record.
Now there is always a chance that if Parke wins on October 1st at ACB then the UFC, who will at present have an eye on him, might approach for him to be on the card then as it would be eight weeks exactly until the Belfast card. If this scenario occurred then we would not see Parke vs. Dalton.
But should the fight go ahead it could very well have UFC implications attached to it and that is something very rare with a domestic fight here in Ireland.