Fights to make after UFC 153
A good opportunity for either fighters to cement their place as P4P king. Would do great for their legacy. Anderson wants this fight, so lets hope GSP takes it. I see Anderson demolishing GSP though.
Other options: Weidman, Shogun, Jon Jones.
Anderson did say he might vacate his middleweight title though. Don't think he is intent on fighting Weidman. Nomore light heavyweight bouts for Anderson as well...not sure what he wants.
Stefan Struve is nearing top 5 with his win over Stipe. I think Big Nog demolishes Struve. Would make a good win for Big Nog to end his career with.
It would make for a fun fight.
I'd say cut him. Otherwise,
Lavar Johnson or Shane Del Rosario
Glover wants that fight, give him it. Rampage might be out of his prime, but he still presents a difficult challenge for anyone in the division. He has good takedown defense, good striking, and a granite chin. If Glover gets past Rampage, it propels him into the top 5 of the division.
Two prospects who impressed tonight. Would make for a good fight.
Fabio has pretty good hands, so lets see how he fares against another striker in Jimi Manuwa. Would be a hell of a fight.
Winner of Rory Macdonald/BJ Penn
Fitch looked very impressive. If Rory wins, he is ready for a top 5 opponent in Fitch. If BJ wins, we get to see the rematch of the draw they had in the previous bout.
I think this would be an awesome matchup. Alves has good striking that would be an excellent test for Silva. His grappling isn't as good as Fitch so I don't think he would contemplate taking Silva down.
Two prospects going at it, lets see who is the better one. Che Mills looked pretty impressive against Ludwig.
I don't think Davis would be keen on taking Vinny down...or I might be wrong. Lets see how he does against an elite BJJ fighter, since he is so dependent on his wrestling.
As I said above...
Winner of Sonnen/Griffin
I think Sonnen wins against Griffin, and its highly unlikely he has to fight another time before his title shot. However this would make for an amazing fight. Lets see whose wrestling is a notch better.
Both guys coming off losses. I think if Prado loses again he should be cut. He didn't look good in the standup and on the ground against Davis.
This would be a step down in competition for Maia but dam if he submits Nelson it would be a huge statement. Nelson also has decent takedown defense so lets see how Maia fares.
A good test for Maia. If Maia is going to want to challenge for the welterweight title, he gotta get past some wrestlers. Pierce is an excellent one at that.
Frankly I don't like Rick Story, and I think Hieron should be able to pull off a win against Story. I hope Rick gets cut after this fight.
Post what you think should be the matchups made after this fight!
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Aldo - Dos Anjos - Mayday - Weidman - Machida - Jones