Got to be the most 'I think's in a single post, ever.
Demetrious Johnson wins against Dodson. Benavidez earns a second shot by beating McCall ( I want McCall to win though
), and loses again to DJ by unanimous decision this time. Cariaso earns a title shot.
Barao wins an impressive unanimous decision against Michael McDonald. Fights Eddie Wineland somewhere in mid-2013, winning again by stoppage. Cruz finally heals up and is ready to fight, probably end of 2013 or early 2014. Raphael Assuncao gets a title shot next.
Unsure about Aldo vs Edgar. I don't want either fighter to lose, but if I had to choose one to win...Aldo
Hopefully Aldo wins by unanimous decision in a fight in which Edgar looks amazing as well. Then Aldo decides to move up to lightweight since the weight cut is clearly affecting his performance. Edgar fights the winner of Lamas - Koch in mid 2013 for the vacant featherweight belt. The winner of Swanson - Siver fights the winner of Guida-Hioki for the title shot.
EDIT: Can't believe I forgot about the Korean Zombie!
Not gonna try predicting Pettis vs Cerrone. If Pettis wins, he gets the title shot. If Cerrone wins, Melendez gets the title shot first while Cerrone takes another fight, which hopefully is against Jose Aldo.
Winner of that fight gets a shot at the title late 2013. Rafael Dos Anjos makes a clear statement that he is top 5 by the end of the year. Maynard is close to a title shot as well.
GSP destroys Nick Diaz which gets people calling for a fight against Anderson Silva...AGAIN. Hendricks gets the next title shot after winning a split decision against Ellenberger. GSP fights Hendricks near the end of 2013, which GSP wins by unanimous decision though he gets hurt badly a couple times in the fight. Not fighting again this year. Rory MacDonald squeaks by Condit, and fights the winner of Maia-Fitch. After winning again, there will be clear calls for him to fight GSP, in which he flat out refuses. Marquardt wins his first fight in the UFC and earns a title shot against GSP. Agrees to the fight even though they are teammates ( well, not really ).
Bisping wins a decision over Belfort and fights Anderson Silva mid 2013. Anderson Silva wins by 1st round knockout. Philippou fights the winner of Stann after Stann wins against Silva. Stann wins and Philippou is pushed back down the ladder. Weidman fights Lombard for the next title shot. ( MAN WHAT A FIGHT IT WOULD BE
). Not going to predict that one! Rockhold wins his first two fights in the UFC and gets the title shot after the winner of Weidman-Lombard.
Jon Jones dominates Sonnen. Winner of Machida-Hendo gets the next shot. Machida wins, but gets injured in camp and Gustafsson is called in to replace him. Jones completely destroys Gustafsson. Next title fight would be Jones-Machida either on the NYE card or in early 2014. Teixeira stumbles in 2013 and loses his title contender status. Bader, Davis, Magalhaes and Manuwa will have a pretty decent year. Mousasi comes in and is expected to make a splash, but comes up short against a strong wrestler.
Overeem knocks out Bigfoot easily and fights Cain mid 2013. Cain wins by unanimous decision, though not as impressive as the victory over JDS. Werdum wins against Big Nog and takes another fight. JDS knocks out his next opponent and asks for a rubber match, which Cain agrees to. They fight at the end of the year. ( Not gonna predict that one... ) Cormier wins against Mir and moves down to LHW. Struve will get knocked out sometime in the year.