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Rabi

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Based on the Fight Matrix rankings of 1 v 2 in each weight class what order would you put these into?

1. Werdum v Valesquez 2
2. Jones v Cormier 2
3. Rockhold v Weidman 2
4. Lawler v Hendricks 3
5. Anjos v Pettis 2
6. McGregor v Edgar
7. Dillashaw v Faber
8. Johnson v Benavidez 3
9. Holm v Rousey 2
10. Jedrzejczyk v Gadelha 2

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Post #1   12/24/15 7:38:27AM   

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My votes are:

1. McGregor v Edgar
2. Dillashaw v Faber
3. Holm v Rousey 2
4. Rockhold v Weidman 2
5. Werdum v Valesquez 2
6. Lawler v Hendricks 3
7. Jones v Cormier 2
8. Anjos v Pettis 2
9. Johnson v Benavidez 3
10. Jedrzejczyk v Gadelha 2

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Post #2   12/24/15 7:40:31AM   

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1. McGregor vs Edgar
2. Jones vs Cormier 2
3. Jedrzejcyk vs Gadelha 2
4. Dillashaw vs Faber
5. Holm vs Rousey 2
6. Rockhold vs Weidman 2
7. Werdum v Valesquez 2
8. Anjos vs Pettis 2
9. Lawler v Hendricks 3
10. Johnson v Benavidez 3

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Post #3   12/24/15 10:04:42AM   

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1. McGregor vs Edgar
2. Jones vs Cormier 2
3. Werdum v Valesquez 2
4. Rockhold vs Weidman 2
5. Holm vs Rousey 2
6. Lawler v Hendricks 3
7. Johnson v Benavidez 3
8. Anjos vs Pettis 2
9. Dillashaw vs Faber
10.Jedrzejcyk vs Gadelha 2

Post #4   12/24/15 11:46:18AM   

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Actually legit match ups in my opinion:
1. Dillashaw v Faber - New fight, a little bit of drama, comparative skills
2. McGregor v Edgar - Edgar deserves it, Champ defends belt prior to moving up a division
3. Jedrzejczyk v Gadelha 2 - 1st fight was close, competitor on a rampage ever since
4. Anjos v Pettis 2 - 1st fight was fun, has biggest shot at regaining his title

This is where it gets tricky:
5. Lawler v Hendricks 3 - they've had good close matches, either can win, what's with the Hendricks hate? (remember, dude KTFOed Fitch for us) but then again...isn't the WW div fun again lately!?!?
6. Jones v Cormier 2 - get it over with, done with their BS (manufactured feeling) drama, it has to be done in order for Jones to go to HW
7. Holm v Rousey 2 - again get it over with, Rousey did great things for WMMA (blah blahblah) but without a camp/coaching change I see this as going the same way as last time, this to has to happen before Holm can get some new interesting match ups (Tate, Cat, Nunes)
8. Rockhold v Weidman 2 - only because I like the guy so much (U.S. All American Wrestler etc), his defeat was absolute in my opinion, he really needs to revamp things to have a shot at winning this fight which I doubt he does
9. Werdum v Valesquez 2 - I am tired of Valesquez being heralded as the best thing to happen to the HW div, get over it...he has fought for the title a bunch of times and usually wins (4-2 in title fights) but I doubt anyone else would be allowed this many rematches in any other division (since Nov 2011 he has only fought JDS, Bigfoot and Werdum)...this division needs an overhaul at the top and with Bigfoot's recent decline and JDS's recent loss we may be seeing it soon enough
10. Johnson v Benavidez 3 - again there is nothing that makes me think this would do anything shy of a platform for Johnson to showcase his skills, he has Benavidez's and Dodson's number plain and simple...why go there? How about developing the division a little bit and paying the guy to coach a TUF or something like that to keep his bank account good in the meantime.

Post #5   12/24/15 1:44:17PM   

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must see
Jones vs Cormier
McGregor vs Edgar
Anjos vs Pettis
Werdum vs Valesquez
Rockhold vs Weidman
Best of the rest
Lawler vs Hendricks
Johnson vs Benavidez
Holm vs Rousey
Dillashaw vs Faber
Jedrzejczyk vs Gadelha

Post #6   12/24/15 4:50:09PM   

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1. Jones v Cormier 2: to put it to rest and validate Jones

2. Jedrzejczyk v Gadelha 2: one of the most deserving rematches and a great fight

3. McGregor v Edgar: it's owed to Edgar and McGregor can move on in his career, and I want to see footwork vs movement and all the fallout

4. Holm v Rousey 2: just to watch it unfold again

5. Werdum v Valesquez 2: not necessarily warranted, but slim pickings

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Now picking the ones that are the least-least appealing...

6. Dillashaw v Faber: I'm a tad bit curious how it would play out, but not sold on the fight despite the "student vs master" narrative

7. Anjos v Pettis 2: I wouldn't mind seeing it happen again, but RDA deserves to expand his story beyond Pettis

8. Rockhold v Weidman 2: I think there are other fights to make the division more interesting, and Weidman was beaten pretty thoroughly

9. Johnson v Benavidez 3: not again, but why not if given the choice between this and Lawler/Hendricks

10. Lawler v Hendricks 3: I have Condit at #2 and would much rather see a 5-round Killer Condit, a dynamic finisher get his shot, so this rubber match would be disappointing to me. It would make perfect sense if Lawler loses the belt though. I would even rather see a 5 round rematch between Condit and Hendricks than Lawler/Hendricks 3.

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1. Jones v Cormier 2 (I just really like to watch Jones fight!)
2. Lawler v Hendricks 3 (Probably be the best trilogy in MMA history, imo.)
3. McGregor v Edgar (How will Edgar deal with the power and timing of McGregor?)
4. Rockhold v Weidman 2 (Who wins the rematch? I feel unsure, but I would love to learn!)
5. Anjos v Pettis 2 (Anjos is soooo good. Just like watching him do his thing.)
7. Holm v Rousey 2 (Curious how Rousey deals with the disparity between her striking and Holm's...)
8. Jedrzejczyk v Gadelha 2 (Scared to see Jedrzejczyk potentially lose.)
9. Johnson v Benavidez 3 (I don't think this would be competitive, at all.)
6. Dillashaw v Faber (I don't see this being a competitive fight.)
10. Werdum v Valesquez 2 (I don't like HW fights in general.)

Post #8   12/26/15 5:34:19PM