Fights to make for Strikeforce Fighters

It has been rumored that all the winners from the Strikeforce card are coming over to UFC so how will they be matched up -

Tarec Saffiedine vs. Mike Pierce - Saffiedine pulled the big upset of the night by destroying Nate Marquardt's leg... I want to know if the big upset was a fluke, and there is no better fluke checker at Welterweight than Mike Pierce

Daniel Cormier vs Alexander Gustafsson - I know Cormier is probably going to hang out at HW until the Velasquez/Overeem fight happens... but I would rather see him start his drop to LHW and fight Gustafsson. Realistically we will see Cormier vs. Mir on FOX in April.

Josh Barnett vs. Roy Nelson - I think both guys would enjoy building this fight... plus the better option for Josh like Mir, Nog, and Werdum have other things going on.

Gregard Mousasi vs. Shogun Rua - Mousasi could be fighting for the UFC LHW title at some point, and he is a top 12 talent with a lot of good fights to be made over the next few years .

Jacare Souza vs. Costa Phillippou - Both have worked their way into my top 10. It would be a big time contrast in styles, but one would come out a true contender.

Ed Herman vs. Tom Lawlor - Why not, a couple of journeymen who need to establish what level of gatekeeper they are going to be.

Ryan Couture vs Rustam Khabilov - Couture is still very much a prospect, and Khabilov could launch himself to be a star off the Couture name

KJ Noons vs Nate Diaz - KJ lost, but many think he won. He has a family history with the Nick Diaz, so why not let him throw down with Nate

Tim Kennedy vs. Alan Belcher - Kennedy will be a solid gate keeper to the top 15 of the division, and a fight with Belcher would give everyone a good idea of exactly how good he is.

Pat Healy vs. Mark Bocek - Healy is a big powerful grappler... so is Bocek, who is going to fill that role in the middle of UFC's pack

Roger Gracie vs. Chris Leben - Gracie is a money name, and Leben is more name than fighter at this point. This would be an interesting fight, that UFC could make to take advantage of the name value of the fighters.

Adriano Martins vs. Jon Tuck - I look at Martins and Payan the same as guys who come off of TUF, and that is unproven... so why not give them some TUF level fighters to prove themselves to.

Estevan Payan vs. Mike Rio

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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