Here is another Who Should Fight Who.
Werdum should fight The Winner of Velasquez vs Dos Santos - Reason: Werdum looked good, he got his revenge against Nogueira but he didn't look as good as I thought he would, I think the long lay off hurt him a bit. I don't want to see him do another season of TUF, I'd like to see him in there against the Winner of Velasquez vs Dos Santos next and I'd like to see it as soon as possible. Some people don't think Werdum deserves the next title shot but he does and really there aren't any other contenders out there right now so Werdum will most likely fight for the belt next after Velasquez/JDS III goes down. Should be great no matter who he faces, a fight against Cain I've wanted to see that for a long time and I'm sure it would be great and a rematch against JDS would be fun so I hope Werdum gets his title shot finally. If for some reason he doesn't get the next title shot and he has to fight someone else then I think a fight against The Winner of Mir vs Barnett would be great or The Winner of Overeem vs Browne, a fight against DC wouldn't be smart for Werdum and the good thing is DC wants to fight Nelson next.
Nogueira should fight Hunt - Reason: I think Noguiera looked good in his fight with Werdum, no he didn't look fast but I thought he looked good. Werdum was hitting him with some nice shots and Nog just took them and kept coming forward, I was impressed by that and I don't want to see him retire. I've criticized Nogueira over the years, saying I thought he should retire here and there but right now I think he can still compete and he can still win. It looks like hes going in for surgery, he says he injured his arm in that fight but the good thing is it should only take up to 8 weeks for him to recover. For his next fight I'd like to see him fight Mark Hunt. I feel thats a fair fight, it makes sense to me and I hope to see it. Hunt obviously has struggled with grapplers in the past and Noguiera has been knocked out so it would be a very interesting fight. There are a ton of fights I want to see Nogueira in, I think he could have a third fight with Werdum in the near future even, I hope he sticks around for a couple more years. If that Hunt fight doesn't happen then I'd like to see Nog fight The Loser of Overeem vs Browne or The Loser of Nelson vs Miocic.
Santos should fight Gomi - Reason: Whenever its a striker vs grappler I pretty much always take the grappler and I did in this fight and once again the Grappler was victorious. Santos looked good, I'm excited to see fight at 155 next, thats his normal weight class and his next fight will be at LW. I'd like to see him fight Takanori Gomi next. It'd be a rematch, they fought 12 years ago, it was Santos's first Pro fight and I think it would be a very interesting fight. I like that fight and I hope it happens. Santos could also fight Daron Cruickshank or George Sotiropoulos.
Patolina should fight Silva - Reason: Patolina didn't look great in his fight with Santos but I expect him to look better in his next fight. I'd like to see him fight Leandro Silva next. I think that would be a great fight and it makes sense, hope it happens. Patolina could also fight Benny Alloway or Amir Sadollah.
Silva should fight The Winner of Jimmo vs Pokrajac - Reason: Well I was very impressed and very shocked by Thiago Silva's performance. I have to say that I thought Thiago was on his way down, he hasn't looked good in a long time and I just really thought Cavalcante would win that fight. I'm glad I was wrong though, I'm a big fan of his and I was happy to see him get a solid win like that. A lot of people are calling for a big fight for him now like Glover Teixeira and I just don't agree with that at all. I think it would be foolish both for Thiago and Glover to do that fight, one I don't think Thiago would win that fight and I think he should be building himself back up instead of taking fights with top competition and two that would be a very risky fight for Glover when hes so close to a title shot. So what I'd like to see for Thiago Silva next would be a fight against The Winner of Jimmo vs Pokrajac. I think it would be a good fight, it makes sense and I think its the perfect fight to get Thiago back into the Top 10. Silva could also fight The Loser of Henderson vs Evans or Fabio Maldonado.
Cavalcante should fight Bader - Reason: Feijao looked good at some points in the fight, I remember he landed a very slick spinning elbow on Silva but he looked to be out of shape and he gassed early. It was a fast paced fight and he got tired quick, I think the long lay off also hurt him. I expect him to be in much better shape for his next fight and I think it should be against Ryan Bader. Bader is a solid top 10 LHW who is coming off surgery and when he steps into the cage again it'll probably be close to a year since his last fight so I think this is a good return fight for him and I think its a great opportunity for Feijao. I really like this fight and I hope it gets booked. Feijao could also fight The Loser of Jimmo vs Pokrajac or Matt Hamill. Another guy Cavalcante could fight is Ilir Latifi, for some reason that name is sticking out to me when I think of possible opponents for Feijao.
Silva should fight Hathaway - Reason: Silva looked great, it was a fast fight so we didn't really get to see a lot of him but he looked great. He showed that hes not just a great striker, he can submit you too. For his next fight I'd like to see him fight the guy he was originally scheduled to fight at UFC on Fuel 10 John Hathaway. Its a great fight and its makes perfect sense so I hope it finally happens next. Silva could also fight Mike Pyle or Gunnar Nelson.
High should fight Smith - Reason: Jason High is a good fighter, he didn't look good in that fight but I expect him to look a lot better in his next fight. I'd like to see him fight another wrestler Colton Smith. I think that fight makes sense and I hope it happens. High could also fight Mike Swick or Dan Miller.
Sarafian should fight Neto - Reason: Sarafian looked good, not much to say about this one. I'd like to see him fight Antonio Braga Neto next. I think that would be a great fight and I hope it gets booked. Sarafian could also fight Chris Camozzi or Josh Samman.
Mendez should fight Zeferino - Reason: Mendez didn't look good but I think he'll get another shot in the UFC< I'd like to see him fight Joao Zeferino next. I think it makes sense and I hope it happens. Mendez could also fight Michael Kuiper or The Loser of Leben vs Craig.
Jason should fight Damm - Reason: Rony Jason looked great, I don't like the guy and I think hes overrated but he dominated Wilkinson. He locked up a sweet triangle early and then elbowed the hell out of Wilkinson's head until he passed out, absolutely BRUTAL. I loved it. For his next fight I'd like to see him fight someone else who looked good on the card Rodrigo Damm. I think that would be a great fight, it makes sense and I hope it happens. Jason could also fight Max Holloway or Jeremy Stephens.
Wilkinson should fight Hirota - Reason: Wilkinson got smashed but hes a good fighter and I expect to see him in the Octagon again. I'd like to see him fight Mizuto Hirota next. I think it makes sense and I hope it happens. Wilkinson could also fight Jonathan Brookins or Eddie Yagin.
Assuncao should fight Wineland - Reason: Assuncao is one of the best Bantamweights in the world and hes very close to a title shot. He looked great in his fight, dominated. For his next fight I'd like to see it be a #1 contender fight against Eddie Wineland. Now I know some think hes next in line for a crack at the Interim title but I think he'll get left in the dust when Cruz returns and they'll do Cruz vs Barao. That leaves Wineland without an opponent for a long time so a #1 contender fight against Assuncao would make perfect sense and I hope it happens. It would be a great fight and whoever wins that fight would definitely deserve their title shot. Assuncao could also fight T.J. Dillashaw or George Roop.
Lee should fight Bedford - Reason: Lee's a good fighter but hes not great, I'd like to see him stick around and get another fight in the UFC. I think a fight against Johnny Bedford would be great. That would be a fun fight and it makes sense so I hope it happens. Lee could also fight The Loser of Figueroa vs Delorme or Hugo Viana.
Arantes should fight Brimage - Reason: Wow, I was going back and forth for this fight leading up to fight night, didn't really know who was going to win then I ended up picking Pepey, I thought he would pull it off and for a minute there it looked like he was going to and then 30 seconds later the Ref was saving him from Arantes's viscous ground and pound. Pretty crazy, it was great reversal from Arantes and he looked great. I'm excited to see him back in there as soon as possible, I'd like to see him fight Marcus Brimage next. I think that fight makes sense and I think it would be great. I hope it gets booked. Arantes could also fight Dennis Bermudez or Maximo Blanco.
Pepey should fight McKenzie - Reason: Pepey had his moments in the fight but he got finished bad so he desperately needs a win in his next fight. I'd think he should get an easier fight next and I think Cody McKenzie fits that bill. Its a fight that should build Pepey back up and I think it should happen next. Pepey could also fight Matt Grice or Jimy Hettes.
Alcantara should fight Krauss - Reason: I was excited to see Alcantara again, his last fight was at 205 lbs and now he was fighting at 170 lb so I was interested to see what he would do and he kinda coasted. He looked good but he didn't really impress me. For his next fight I want to see him fight Pascal Krauss. If Alcantara is going to win hes going to have to perform better than he did in his last fight. I think it would be a great fight, it makes sense and I hope it happens. Alcantara could also fight TJ Waldburger or Hyun Gyu Lim.
Silva should fight Patolino - Reason: Silva didn't look great in his fight but I think he'll get another fight in the UFC and I think his next fight should be against William Patolino. I think that fight makes sense and it would be fantastic. I hope that fight gets booked. Leandro Silva could also fight The Loser of Maguire vs Clarke or The Loser of Pierson vs Robertson.
Damm should fight Jason - Reason: Damm looked good, it was a close fight but I fine with Damm getting the decision. His striking looked good, I'm looking forward to his next fight. I'd like to see him fight Rony Jason next, I think thats a fight that makes sense and it would be great. I hope it happens. Damm could also fight Eddie Yagin or Maximo Blanco.
Hirota should fight Wilkinson - Reason: Hirota looked alright, it was a close fight but I think him getting taken down in that third round is what lost him the fight. Hirota is on a 3 fight losing streak but I think he'll get another shot in the UFC. I'd like to see him fight Mike Wilkinson next. That fight makes sense to me and I hope it happens. Hirota could also fight Estevan Payan or Jonathan Brookins.
Magalhaes should fight Natal - Reason: Magalhaes looked good, he was getting beat up in that first round but he choked out the very tired Vemola in round two and got the win. For his next fight I'd like to see him fight Rafael Natal. I think it makes sense and it would be a good fight so I hope it happens. Magalhaes could also fight Stanislav Nedkov or Chris Camozzi.
Vemola should fight MacDonald - Reason: Vemola will probably be cut. He looked good in that first round, he was taking Magalhaes down and working some nice ground and pound but he seemed to gas himself out and he was very tired going into that second round. If he doesn't get cut I think he should fight Jason MacDonald next. I think thats a fair fight, it makes sense and I hope it gets booked. Vemola could also fight Luiz Cane or Michael Kuiper.
Neto should fight Sarafian - Reason: Neto looked great, I was excited about his debut, I knew this guy was supposed to be great and he certainly looked it. I can not wait to see him again, he locked up a nasty kneebar on Smith and that was it. Slick stuff from the young Brazilian. For his next fight I'd like to see him fight Daniel Sarafian. I think that would be a great fight and it makes a lot of sense so I hope it happens. I have high hopes for Neto. Neto could also fight The Winner of Leben vs Craig or Yoel Romero.
Smith should fight The Loser of Hester vs Ferreira - Reason: Smith got submitted pretty quickly, I'm expecting he'll return to the Octagon once his knee heals up. That kneebar messed his knee up and he just had surgery on it this week so He will most likely be out for a couple of months, when he does return I'd like to see him fight The Loser of Hester vs Ferreira. I think he'll be healed up and ready to fight when The Loser of Hester vs Ferreira is ready for their next fight so I like that. I hope that fight happens. Smith could also fight The Loser of Leites vs Watson or The Loser of McDaniel vs Tavares.
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