I think Gil has a great shot to beat Bendo. I think DC will probably get a belt at some point. HW or LHW. Sucks for him because I think he could very well be the best HW right now but he will never fight Cain.
I also like Mousasi and even Jacare going forward as well.
Gil has a shot but being a worse wrestler and striker doesn't really help, everything else you said is on the dot.