It is a 97.68% certainty that UFC wont co-promote with any organization this year but it wont stop me for wanting these match-ups. Unless UFC signs the non-Zuffa fighters, they won't happen without co-promotion. Imagine these fights as undercards for a Fedor/Brock or BJ/Shinya main event. *Drooling*
Melvin Manhoef vs Wanderlei Silva
(via dreamofficial.com) (via pridefc.com)
-Need I say more? Though I want Wandy to win against Bisping before feeding him to any killer opponents again. Hope the surgery brings back the Axe Murderer.
Brett Rogers vs Shane Carwin
(via strikeforce.com) (via ufc.com)
-This is one good match up. Size, power, speed and experience are almost identical. This is what a heavyweight fight should be.
Ronaldo Souza vs Demian Maia
(via sherdog.com) (via mma-core.com)
-Who has the best BJJ to translate in MMA? One way to find out, this is grappling at its finest.
Marius Zaromskis vs Dan Hardy
(via hdnetfights.com) (via ufc.com)
-The rising starts of the WW division, nothing but fireworks on this one. Head kick or left hook?
Semmy Schilt vs Stefan Struve
(via pridefc.com) (via ufc.com)
-I just want to see a 7 footer locked in a triangle choke between the legs of another 7 footer.
Alistair Overeem vs Junior Dos Santos
(via dreamofficial.com) (via ufc.com)
-Got Knockout? Who is "the striker of division".This fight needs to happen.
Wanderlei Silva vs Dan Henderson III
-Two legends going for the epic final fight. This is way more appealing than Couture - Coleman.
Gegard Mousasi vs Mauricio Rua
-The godlike performances at Dream GP and Pride GP propelled these guys to MMAelite status. This is another fight that just needs to happen.
Shinya Aoki vs Kenny Florian
(via dreamofficial.com) (via mma-core.com)
-Can Aoki sink in an out of nowhere submission against the poor man's BJ Penn?
Fedor Emelianenko vs UFC HW contenders
(via pridefc.com) (via mma-core.com)
-These might not happen but it is definitely worth mentioning. Tough fights for Fedor, we need to see the greatest Mixed Martial Artist to live fight dangerous battles.
Co-promotion is not good money-wise to the UFC, but these matches are too good not to happen while at their prime. These picks are full of biases, please share yours.