Fights to make after UFC 160

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DrivenDavies15
5/26/13 11:00:37PM
Great action last night, one of the better main cards this year. So many guys looked outstanding and turned heads; Teixiera, Grant, JDS, Roop to name a few. A lot of interesting fights to be made and it's going to be fun to see where a lot of guys go from here

Cain Velasquez - Junior Dos Santos 3 it looks like but I also wouldn't mind seeing Fabricio Werdum if he gets past Big Nog
Antonio Silva - Mark Hunt or Stefan Struve
Junior Dos Santos - Cain Velasquez
Mark Hunt - Antonio Silva or Frank Mir
Glover Teixiera - Alexander Gustafsson or Henderson/Evans winner
James Te Huna - Vinny Magalhaes
TJ Grant - Benson Henderson
Gray Maynard - Jim Miller or Gilbert Melendez
Donald Cerrone - Diego Sanchez or Josh Thomson
KJ Noons - Takanori Gomi or Mark Bocek
Mike Pyle - Dong Hyun Kim or Martin Kampmann
Rick Story - Yoshihiro Akiyama or High/Silva loser
Dennis Bermudez - Manny Gamburyan or Conor McGregor
Max Holloway - Jim Hettes or Nam Phan
Robert Whittaker - Pierson/Robertson winner or Pascal Krauss
Colton Smith - Lance Benoist or Chris Clements
Khabib Nurmagomedov - Barboza/Makdessi winner or Masvidal/Chiesa winner
Abel Trujillo - Al Iaqunita or Yancy Medeiros
Stephen Thompson - Adlan Amagov or Ryan LaFlare
Nah-Shon Burrell - Jordan Mein or Brad Scott
George Roop - Bryan Caraway or Francisco Rivera
Brian Bowles - Mike Easton or Ivan Menjivar
Jeremy Stephens - Dennis Bermudez or Akira Corassani
Estevan Payan - Sam Sicilia
jae_1833
5/27/13 12:24:18AM
Hunt vs Overeem/Browne winner
Bigfoot vs Overeem/Browne loser
Te Huna vs Silva/Calvacante loser (I want to see him not fighting another superior grappler as it is a waste of a good slugger.)
Ricky Story vs Thiago Alves would be pretty good IMO.
Abel Trujillo vs a slugger for sure please!
Stephens vs McDonald could be good too.
infestructure
5/27/13 2:04:57AM
Hunt vs Roy Nelson would be nice
jae_1833
5/27/13 3:11:18AM
May have that last wt class off, how about Stephens vs Swanson?
State_Champ
5/27/13 7:03:45AM
Yeah, I think this card would be worth $50 or whatever

Cain Velasquez - Junior Dos Santos III
Antonio Silva - Stefan Struve
Mark Hunt - Roy Nelson
Glover Teixiera - Dan Henderson
James Te Huna - Cavalcante/Silva loser
TJ Grant - Benson Henderson
Gray Maynard - Gilbert Melendez
Donald Cerrone - John Makdessi
Mike Pyle - Robbie Lawler
Rick Story - Gunnar Nelson
Dennis Bermudez - Conor McGregor
Max Holloway - Charles Oliveira
Khabib Nurmagomedov - Josh Thomson
Budgellism
5/27/13 10:27:22PM
Cain Velasquez - Junior Dos Santos
Antonio Silva - Frank Mir, Josh Barnett or Big Nog/Werdum loser. There are a few good options for him.
Junior Dos Santos - Cain Velasquez
Mark Hunt - Roy Nelson
Glover Teixiera - Jon Jones or Evans/Hendo winner
James Te Huna - Shogun/Lil' Nog loser
TJ Grant - Benson Henderson
Gray Maynard - Gilbert Melendez
Donald Cerrone - Rafael Dos Anjos
KJ Noons - Takanori Gomi (good call)
Mike Pyle - Matt Brown/Thiago Alves winner
Rick Story - Nate Marquardt
Dennis Bermudez - Conor McGregor
Max Holloway - Nam Phan (fotn written all over this one)
Robert Whittaker - Patrick Cote (This would work for the Canada vs. Australia season of the ultimate fighter too.)
Colton Smith - Papy Abedi
Khabib Nurmagomedov - Myles Jury
Abel Trujillo - Tim Means
Stephen Thompson - Ryan LaFlare
Nah-Shon Burrell - Chris Clements
George Roop - Bryan Caraway
Brian Bowles - Edwin Figueroa
Jeremy Stephens - Maximo Blanco
Estevan Payan - Sam Sicilia
TheShaman
5/27/13 11:39:35PM
I don't mean to start anything, but Roy Nelson is coming off 3 consecutive wins all by KO/TKO, so I think he deserves a fight with someone who isn't coming off of a loss if he can get past Miocic.

Even though the stylistic match up between Nelson and Hunt sounds intriguing, I think Big Country has earned his way into the top tier of the division for a title run (not a shot quite yet, but starting a run at it). That might mean Hunt vs Nelson down the road if Hunt wins a couple (and Nelson wins a couple more), with the winner getting the shot.

I have a tendency to see things too technically though, so the UFC might side with ticket sales and go ahead and make Hunt vs Nelson.
1kaday
5/31/13 1:43:44PM
Think that JDS and Cain Velasquez are going to fight five times in their career, it'll be a best of five situation. Very closely matched.