UFC 162 may have had a stunner of a main event. But the entire show left some strong impressions. This article will go through some of the very best match-ups to make after the star-studded fight card for both the winners and the losers of the main card!
Anderson Silva Vs. Mark Munoz
Now, now, you must let me explain. Mark Munoz looked fantastic in his featured fight and UD win over Tim Boetsch. Munoz simply fought harder, quicker, and stronger than Boetsch past a rusty first round. This would be a good opportunity for Silva to regain his winners-mentality after a disappointing K.O. loss to Weidman.
Chris Weidman Vs. Vitor Belfort
Since Silva wants to wait a long time period before cashing in on the Weidman rematch — both fighters need preliminaries. Vitor Belfort is coming off KO wins to former STRIKEFORCE champion Luke Rockhold and British contender Michael Bisping. Weidman is a champion, despite that prospect outlook and youthful flavor not fully whitewashed as of yet. He needs championship-level opponents.
Frankie Edgar Vs. Cub Swanson
These two fan-friendly fighters would leave any fan — casual, to hardcore — cheering until the very end. Cub Swanson looked explosive in finishing big German wrecking-ball Denis Silver in three rounds at UFC 162. Edgar pounded Brazilian Charles Oliveira to a wide decision win on that very card. The winner could face the winner of Aldo Vs. Korean Zombie for the Featherweight title.
Charles Oliveira Vs. Max Holloway
Two men coming off high profile losses have a shot at finally becoming the “A side”. This would be a good fight!
Dennis Siver Vs. Jimmy Hettes
These men share a win over Nam Phan. Hettes is an underrated grappler and Jiu Jitsu practitioner. Can Hettes control such a strong man like Siver on the mat or will Siver crush him to the canvas? These make the ingredients for a unique collision!
Tim Boetsch Vs. Michael Bisping
Couldn’t resist this one. Bisping said he wanted to return against the loser of Munoz-Boetsch. He’ll have his work cut out for him with “The Barbarian”. This could be a fun fight and a vital one for both men to remain in the upper-echelon in the Middleweight division.
Tim Kennedy Vs. Costas Philippou
Some can argue that after his performance against against Tim Boetsch, Costas Philippou deserves a larger opportunity. I make no mistake — a well ranked former top Strikeforce combatant in Tim Kennedy would be the perfect fight to blast the winner into the top five of the UFC’s Middleweight division.
Roger Gracie Vs. Chris Camozzi
A Jiu-Jitsu black belt from an MMA family goes up against an exciting Muay Thai master in Chris Camozzi. These guys match up nicely and could headline an upcoming UFC prelim show.