UFC 117 Aftermath - What's next for the winners and losers?

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emfleek
8/9/10 9:32:47AM
WINNERS:
Anderson Silva
Jon Fitch
Matt Hughes
Junior dos Santos
Clay Guida
Stefan Struve
Rick Story
Dennis Hallman
Johny Hendricks
Phil Davis
Tim Boetsch

LOSERS:
Chael Sonnen
Thiago Alves
Ricardo Almeida
Roy Nelson
Rafael Dos Anjos
Christian Morecraft
Dustin Hazelett
Ben Saunders
Charlie Brenneman
Rodney Wallace
Todd Brown
DCRage
8/9/10 9:52:29AM
Winners:
Silva-probably Belfort, but I say go back to 205 and face Jon Jones.
Fitch-depends on GSP-Kos. Either title fight or 185.
Hughes-time off for hunting and a good country breakfast every day. He'll be back next year.
Dos Santos-Brock or Cain.
Guida-one of the 118 losers.
Struve-Kongo or Gonzaga. Time for his gatekeeper fight.
Story-Evan Dunham. Make it a #1 contenders fight.
Hallman-Hughes. Why not?
Hendricks-if Alves or Anthony Johnson stay at 170, one of them.
Davis-Ryan Bader or Rogerio Nogueira. Whoever loses.
Boetsch-Jaosn Brilz or Luiz Cane.
Losers:
Sonnen-Maia. Winner gets another title shot.
Alves-185. He can't make 170 anymore.
Almeida-the Patrick Cote-Tom Lawlor winner. I'd prefer Cote, chance to avenge loss.
Nelson-Pat Barry or Todd Duffee.
Dos Anjos-probably a must-win, he's now 3-3.
Morecraft-a fight somewhere else.
Hazelett-tossup. 5-4 but now has the Losing Streak Of Doom.
Brenneman-probably gone. 1-1, win was a decision.
Wallace-ShoNuff he gone. 0-3.
Brown-back to the smaller shows.
emfleek
8/9/10 10:07:19AM
WINNERS:
Anderson Silva (Vitor Belfort)
Jon Fitch (GSP - assuming Kos doesn't beat him)
Matt Hughes (Dennis Hallman)
Junior dos Santos (Velasquez/Lesnar winner)
Clay Guida (Takanori Gomi)
Stefan Struve (Chris Tuchscherer)
Rick Story (Johny Hendricks)
Dennis Hallman (Matt Hughes)
Johny Hendricks (Rick Story)
Phil Davis (Brandon Vera)
Tim Boetsch (Vladimir Matyushenko)

I'll run through the losers later.
Twenty20Dollars
8/9/10 12:59:06PM
Winners:
Silva--Belfort
Fitch--GSP 2
Hughes--Hallman or Serra, dont know who hughes has left to fight since I dont think he is interested in fight the up and comers
Dos Santos--brock/cain winner
Guida--GOMI
Struve--Kongo or Schaub or Meathead(but I think he has a fight lined up)
Story--Hendricks or Ellenberger
Hallman--Hughes or Serra or Almeida
Hendricks--Story or Ellenberger
Davis--Brilz
Boetsch--Thiago Silva or actually BONNAR!

Losers:
Sonnen--Belcher
Alves--Saunders @ 170
Almeida--Hallman or TJ Grant
Nelson--Gonzaga maybe idk
Dos Anjos--Thiago Tavares
Morecraft--give him another shot, have him fight Yvel loser leaves
Hazelett--Pyle would be excellent
Brenneman--Guymon or Lennox
Wallace--cut
Brown--give him one more shot, alexander gustafsson
gartface
8/9/10 1:15:03PM
WINNERS:
Anderson Silva - Title fight with Vitor
Jon Fitch - Shields
Matt Hughes - Long lay-off and a fight probably with Swick or maybe a Serra Rematch.
Junior dos Santos - Title fight with Brock/Cain winner
Clay Guida - Gomi
Stefan Struve - Pat Barry
Rick Story - Paulo Thiago or Jake Ellenberger
Dennis Hallman - John Howard
Johny Hendricks - Paulo Thiago or Jake Ellenberger
Phil Davis - Thiago Silva
Tim Boetsch - Vladimir Matyushenko

LOSERS:
Chael Sonnen - Bisping/Akiyama winner
Thiago Alves - Move up to 185 and fight Marquardt/Palhares
Ricardo Almeida - Marcus Davis/Nate Diaz winner
Roy Nelson - James Toney!
Rafael Dos Anjos - Marcus Davis/Nate Diaz loser
Christian Morecraft - Mitrione/Beltran
Dustin Hazelett - Mike Pierce/Alves loser
Ben Saunders - Mike Pierce/Alves winner
Charlie Brenneman - Reudiger/Lauzon Loser
Rodney Wallace - Cut
Todd Brown - Cut
marcoDGK
8/9/10 2:12:13PM
Winners:
Silva- Hopefully Belfort
Guida-Gomi


Losers:
Sonnen-Maia. Winner gets another title shot.


I would really like to see Sonnen Fight Maia. The way Maia fought I don't think he deserves another shot at the belt but if sonnen can get past Maia easily I would like to see him climb back up quick.
Bloodhound
8/9/10 2:37:50PM
WINNERS:
Anderson Silva - Vitor Belfort
Jon Fitch - GSP if GSP beats Koscheck
Matt Hughes - Serra/Lytle winner
Junior dos Santos - Lesnar/ Velasquez winner
Clay Guida - Sherk/Dunham winner or Gomi
Stefan Struve - Mike Russow
Rick Story - Paulo Thiago
Dennis Hallman - Mike Swick
Johny Hendricks - Dong Hyun Kim
Phil Davis - Thiago Silva
Tim Boetsch - Matt Hammil (if he loses to Tito)

LOSERS:
Chael Sonnen - Bisping/Akiyama winner
Thiago Alves - Dan Hardy or Warm Up Fight At MW
Ricardo Almeida - Davis/Diaz loser
Roy Nelson - Heath Herring (if he decides to come back)
Rafael Dos Anjos - Lauzon/Ruediger loser
Christian Morecraft - Mitrione/Beltran loser
Dustin Hazelett - Ben Saunders
Ben Saunders - Dustin Hazelett
Charlie Brenneman - Cut
Rodney Wallace - Cut
Todd Brown - don't know who, but will get a second chance since he took the fight on short notice.
lohmann
8/9/10 3:47:51PM
WINNERS:
Anderson Silva - Vitor Belfort

Jon Fitch - Hardy (should he defeat Condit) in another fight to eliminate a former contender. Waiting until the middle of next year for his title shot is much too long.

Matt Hughes - Dennis Hallman or Jake Shields
Junior dos Santos - Cain Velasquez or Brock Lesnar
Clay Guida - the winner of Miller vs. Tibau
Stefan Struve - the winner of Mitrione vs. Beltran
Rick Story - Johny Hendricks
Dennis Hallman - Amir Sadollah or Matt Hughes early next year.
Johny Hendricks - Rick Story
Phil Davis - Vladimir Matyushenko
Tim Boetsch - Stephan Bonnar

LOSERS:
Chael Sonnen - Wanderlei Silva or Alan Belcher. One fight away from another title shot.
Thiago Alves - If at 170, loser of Hardy vs. Condit. If at 185, Chris Leben.
Ricardo Almeida - Diego Sanchez
Roy Nelson - Ben Rothwell in a well-deserved rematch
Rafael Dos Anjos - winner of Wiman vs. Danzig
Christian Morecraft - loser of Mitrione vs. Beltran
Dustin Hazelett - winner of Guymon vs. Roberts
Ben Saunders - Charlie Brenneman
Charlie Brenneman - Ben Saunders
Rodney Wallace - cut
Todd Brown - probably some newcomer
emfleek
8/9/10 3:50:56PM

Posted by lohmann

Jon Fitch - Hardy (should he defeat Condit) in another fight to eliminate a former contender. Waiting until the middle of next year for his title shot is much too long.



If he fights anyone between now and the shot at GSP/Kos, it will probably be the winner of Shields/Kampann. He's actually stated that he'd prefer to fight the winner of Shields/Kampmann rather than having a long layoff between fights.
marcoDGK
8/9/10 6:37:50PM

Posted by emfleek


Posted by lohmann

Jon Fitch - Hardy (should he defeat Condit) in another fight to eliminate a former contender. Waiting until the middle of next year for his title shot is much too long.



If he fights anyone between now and the shot at GSP/Kos, it will probably be the winner of Shields/Kampann. He's actually stated that he'd prefer to fight the winner of Shields/Kampmann rather than having a long layoff between fights.



first time I hear this and that would be a fun one. Fitch vs (winner of Shields Kampmann)
lohmann
8/9/10 6:55:15PM

Posted by emfleek


Posted by lohmann

Jon Fitch - Hardy (should he defeat Condit) in another fight to eliminate a former contender. Waiting until the middle of next year for his title shot is much too long.



If he fights anyone between now and the shot at GSP/Kos, it will probably be the winner of Shields/Kampann. He's actually stated that he'd prefer to fight the winner of Shields/Kampmann rather than having a long layoff between fights.



I would prefer him to fight the winner of Shields vs. Kampmann too, but I think it's pretty obvious that the UFC doesn't want to waste fresh contenders, especially one they chased right out of a rival competitor, by matching them up against Fitch (or Alves or Koscheck), which is why I predicted differently than the most logical path.
DosBox
8/9/10 7:59:43PM
WINNERS:
Anderson Silva --- I think business with come first and divisional merit comes second, so it'll probably be Silva vs. Belfort for the belt.

Jon Fitch ----- once again, I think business comes before merit --- it should be a WW title shot, but I think they'll go with Shields if he beats Kampmann. If Shields loses - then I think Fitch gets a title shot. If Shields wins, Shields gets a title shot - Fitch fights someone.

I hope its a title shot.


Matt Hughes - not sure atm, but I would definitely be on board for a Hallman fight.

Junior dos Santos - Winner of Brock/Cain

Clay Guida --- Takanori Gomi, both have just fought so I think it makes even more sense.

Stefan Struve - cant go wrong, he generally has exciting fights so I say match him up with pretty much any mid-level HW in the UFC.

Rick Story --- Diego Sanchez if Sanchez wants to keep at 170.

Dennis Hallman --- Hughes fight would be interesting.

Johny Hendricks -- I think he fights Matt Riddle.

Phil Davis -- Honestly, Tim Boetsch
Tim Boetsch --- See above.

LOSERS:

Chael Sonnen -- He'll probably fight Akiyama/Bisping winner.

Thiago Alves -- should have a tune up fight at 185 -- have him fight someone like Rob Kimmons.

Ricardo Almeida --have him fight Mike Swick

Roy Nelson --- Kongo, Mir, or Carwin

Rafael Dos Anjos -- Mark Bocek

Christian Morecraft -- Chad Corvin

Dustin Hazelett -- DaMarques Johnson

Ben Saunders --- Brenneman
Charlie Brenneman --- Saunders

Rodney Wallace -- CUT

Todd Brown -- Pokrajac or Goran Reljic
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