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Who Should Fight Who? UFC 166 Winners & Losers

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Here is another Who Should Fight Who.

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Velasquez should fight Werdum - Reason: Well well well, Cain kicked the crap out of Dos Santos again. It went almost exactly like the second fight aside from Cain getting rocked a few times and Dos Santos's improved wrestling. Cain just whooped him for 20+ minutes, it was brutal. I don't see anyone beating Velasquez anytime soon, he looked great. He never tired, the guy's a machine. Velasquez will most likely be fighting Fabricio Werdum next. I'm very happy about this, thats who he should be fighting. Its a very interesting match up, however I do believe Cain will dominate that fight. I am excited to see it though.

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Dos Santos should fight Jordan - Reason: Dos Santos took another brutal beating. Hes one of the toughest fighters I've ever seen compete and he has incredible heart. He did look better in this fight than he did in the second fight. He really has been working on his wrestling, his TDD looked a lot better and whenever he got taken down he quickly got back up. He is in a weird spot now because hes clearly the second best Heavyweight in the world but hes been brutally beaten by Velasquez twice now so it will be a while until he gets another crack at him. I'd say he'll have to wait at least two years. Until then he'll probably have to fight a lot of guys in the lower part of the Top 10 and maybe even top 15. I doubt they'll want him to go back to picking off contenders, thats what he would do. So I suspect that they'll be matching him up with guys like Shawn Jordan and thats who I think he should be fighting next. This fight makes perfect sense to me, they want to build JDS back up without killing off contenders. I really like this fight and I hope it gets booked. JDS could also fight Brendan Schaub or The Loser of Browne vs Barnett.

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Cormier should fight Gustafsson - Reason: Cormier looked very good, it went exactly as I expected. Nelson was put in there with DC to make DC look great and he did just that. DC looked very fast, his striking looked crisp and he was able to throw Nelson around like a fat child. Hes going to destroy Jon Jones when he finally fights him, I don't like either guy but I'm excited to see DC smash him. People seem to think that Jones will be able to stop DC from taking him down, this is incorrect. He will be able to take him down at will and I can't wait. There is a decent chance that they'll give DC The Winner of Jones vs Teixeira but I think DC wants one more fight before he gets his title shot and most of us believe that fight should be against Alexander Gustafsson. Gustafsson was screwed the moment Jones asked for the Glover fight, right then and there it was clear that Jones did not want to fight him again and now that DC has beaten Roy Nelson it looks as though Gustafsson will have to fight for his rematch with Jones. Cormier will most likely be fighting Alexander Gustafsson next. I'm kind of glad, at least Gustafsson can fight for his rematch instead of just losing the shot to DC. I don't like this fight for Gus but its a great fight for DC. Gustafsson's TDD is much better than before and yes Jon Jones had a lot of trouble getting Gus down but DC will not. Hes a world class wrestler and he will be able to take Gus down whenever he wants. It'll be an easy victory for him and then he'll finally get his title shot against Jones. DC will be fighting either Alexander Gustafsson or The Winner of Jones vs Teixeira next.

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Nelson should fight The Loser of Silva vs Hunt - Reason: Nelson looked terrible, again. Thats two in a row now. He needs to win his next fight or else he could be cut. I think hes safe though, even if he does lose his next fight. He was supposed to lose to DC, thats what he was put in there to do, build DC up. He needs to fight someone in the lower half of the top 10 or even outside of the top 10. I think he should fight The Loser of Silva vs Hunt next. He was supposed to fight Bigfoot Silva before and everyone wants to see him fight Mark Hunt so whoever loses that fight should fight Big Country next. This fight makes a lot of sense and I think it'll happen. Nelson could also fight Brendan Schaub or Gabriel Gonzaga. I know Nelson and Schaub already fought but that was 4 years ago and a rematch could happen now.

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Melendez should fight Grant - Reason: What a fight. It was amazing, one of the craziest fights I've ever seen. Probably the Fight of the Year. Melendez pretty much dominated the fight, he got the better of almost every exchange, he did get dropped at one point but he definitely won the fight. Melendez looked very good, I think he looked great considering he really didn't use all of his skills, he didn't take Sanchez down. He chose to keep it standing and brawl with him. This was a good win for him. I don't want to see him fight for the belt in his next fight but he could. They could give him the shot but I think they'll give him T.J. Grant next. It'd be a great #1 contender fight and I'd love to see it. I really like this fight and I hope it happens. Melendez could also fight Benson Henderson or The Winner of Pettis vs Thomson.

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Sanchez should fight Wiman - Reason: Sanchez surprised me, I thought he would just get his ass kicked but he made it a war. I was impressed. I don't like Sanchez the person but I love Sanchez the fighter. Hes tough as nails and just doesn't quit, the dude's an animal. I feel his stock is way up, he goes from stealing a win from Gomi in Japan to being in the Fight of the year with arguably the second best Lightweight in the world. Thats a big turnaround. For his next fight I'd like to see him fight someone ranked a lot lower than Gilbert Melendez, I think he should face Matt Wiman next. I like this fight and I think its a good fight for Sanchez right now. Hope this one gets booked. Sanchez could also fight Myles Jury or The Winner of Guillard vs Pearson.

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Gonzaga should fight Miocic - Reason: Gonzaga looked great. He shocked the hell out of me. I thought he'd either get knocked out or take Jordan down but he ended up catching Jordan with a beautiful right hook. It was awesome, Fantastic knockout. I was very impressed and I can't wait to see his next fight. I think he should face Stipe Miocic next. Stipe and his people have shown interest in a fight with Gonzaga and I think Gonzaga should take that fight. A win over Stipe could get him very close to another title shot. I love this fight and I hope it happens. Gonzaga could also fight The Winner of Silva vs Hunt or Roy Nelson.

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Jordan should fight Dos Santos - Reason: Jordan got knocked out, it was a vicious KO but he'll be back. I figure he'll want to get back in there as soon as he can and when he does that I'd like to see him face Junior Dos Santos. This fight makes a lot of sense to me, they want to build JDS back up and Jordan is a great building block right now. I really like this fight, it'd be a big opportunity for Jordan so if he gets offered this fight I'm sure he'd be ecstatic. I hope this fight happens. Jordan could also fight Stefan Struve or Matt Mitrione.

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Dodson should fight The Winner of Lineker vs Harris - Reason: Dodson looked amazing. He is by far the most powerful Flyweight on the planet. Hes a little beast and he just destroyed one of the best guys in the division. Montague is the real deal and Dodson just decimated him. I want to see Dodson get another title shot but I don't think they'll give it to him right now, I think he just needs one more win then they'll give it him. I'd like to see him face The Winner of Lineker vs Harris. I figure John Lineker will beat Phil Harris and I really would love to see Lineker and Dodson throw down. That fight would be incredible and I hope it gets booked. Dodson could also fight Ian McCall or The Winner of Johnson vs Benavidez.

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Montague should fight Formiga - Reason: Well that wasn't a great UFC debut but Montague was fighting the #3 Flyweight in the world. I expect him to look much much better in his next fight. I want to see him face Jussier Formiga next. I absolutely love this fight and I really hope it happens. Montague could also fight Louis Gaudinot or Iliarde Santos.

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Lombard should fight Kampmann - Reason: Lombard looked phenomenal. He looked great at the new weight and the cut will get easier for him. His face did look a little gaunt but he performed very well. He was very fast and he just demolished a solid veteran. Marquardt is one of the best fighters of all time to have never won a UFC belt in my opinion and Lombard just bashed his face in. I don't know whats next for Lombard but I have a feeling they'll match him up with a big name. I think theres a good chance he'll be fighting Martin Kampmann next. Kampmann doesn't have the greatest chin and they might be thinking that his best days are behind him. So I could definitely see them feeding Kampmann to Lombard. Not that Kampmann's an easy fight, I just feel that its a good fight for Lombard. I like this fight, it makes sense to me and I hope it happens. Lombard could also fight Dong Hyun Kim or Jake Shields.

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Marquardt should fight Silva - Reason: I really feel for Marquardt, he was on top of the world only a short time ago when he beat Tyron Woodley and won the Strikeforce Welterweight title. Now hes on a three fight losing streak and he's probably going to be cut. If he isn't cut I'd like to see him face Erick Silva. This fight makes sense and I hope it happens. It'd definitely be a must win fight for Nate. Marquardt could also fight Mike Pyle or Mike Pierce.

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Eye should fight The Winner of Davis vs Carmouche - Reason: Eye looked good, I thought Kaufman did enough to get the win but Eye did well in that fight. She really started to get tagged in that third round but other than that it was a strong performance. I think she should face The Winner of Davis vs Carmouche next. This fight makes sense and I'm sure it would be good. I hope that fight happens. Eye could also fight The Winner of Sexton vs Andrade or The Winner of Randamie vs Nunes.

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Kaufman should fight The Loser of Sexton vs Andrade - Reason: I thought Kaufman won that fight. She had Eye hurt again and again in that third round. Just couldn't finish her. I expect her to get back in there soon and look great. I think she should face The Loser of Sexton vs Andrade. This fight makes sense and I hope it happens. Kaufman could also fight The Loser of Randamie vs Nunes or The Loser of Davis vs Carmouche.

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Noons should fight Ferguson - Reason: Noons looked alright, I really thought if the fight stayed on the feet that he would have dominated. He didn't so I was a little disappointed. Still though he got the win and thats all that matters. I think he should fight Tony Ferguson next. I like this fight, it makes sense and it would be a great one. I hope that one gets booked. Noons could also fight The Winner of Stout vs McKenzie or The Winner of Chiesa vs Smith.

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Sotiropoulos should fight Rio - Reason: I was impressed with G Sot, I thought if the fight stayed on the feet that he'd get his ass kicked and get knocked out. That did not happen. I was shocked and because of how well he did I think they will give him one last shot. He is on a four fight losing streak which is not good at all but I think he'll get one more shot. If he does get another fight in the UFC I think it should be against Mike Rio. This fight makes a lot of sense and it is definitely a winnable fight for Sotiropoulos. I hope it happens. Sotiropoulos could also fight Ramsey Nijem or Jesse Ronson.

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Boetsch should fight Tavares - Reason: Boetsch looked good. It was a close fight but I thought Boetsch won it, especially after Dolloway was deducted a point for eye pokes. It was a good win. For his next fight I'd like to see him face Brad Tavares. I really like this fight and I hope it happens. Boetsch could also fight The Winner of Kennedy vs Natal or The Winner of Larkin vs Camozzi.

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Dolloway should fight Belcher - Reason: Dolloway looked good. He did a lot better than I thought he would. He lost but it was close and I think he'll get another well known guy next. I think he should face Alan Belcher next. I like this fight a lot and I think it would be great. I hope this fight happens. Dolloway could also fight Costa Philippou or Bubba McDaniel.

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Amagov should fight Lim - Reason: Amagov is an animal. The dude has nasty kicks, hes good on the ground, hes very flexible and he hits like a truck. This guy is a beast and I think hes going to be very successful in the UFC. He rocked Waldburger with some short shots while defending a takedown and he knocked him out cold shorty after that. It was brutal. It was a great performance. I want to see him fight Hyun Gyu Lim next. I wanted to see them fight each other after their last fights but that didn't happen so I'd really like to see them fight now. The fight makes sense and I think it would an amazing fight. I really hope this fight happens. Amagov could also fight Gunnar Nelson or John Hathaway.

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Waldburger should fight Krauss - Reason: Waldburger didn't look very good. You never really look good when you lose by knockout but he will be back. For his next fight I'd like to see him face another guy who is coming off a knockout loss, Pascal Krauss. I like this fight a lot and I think it would be a good one. I hope this fight happens. Waldburger could also fight Ildemar Alcantara or Jordan Mein.

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Ferguson should fight Noons - Reason: Ferguson looked fantastic. It was a great performance. I'm really looking forward to his next fight. I'd like to see face KJ Noons next. This fight makes sense to me and I'd really like to see it. I think it'd be great. I really hope this fight happens. Ferguson could also fight Anthony Njokuani or John Makdessi.

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Rio should fight Sotiropoulos - Reason: Rio didn't look at all. He might get cut but if he doesn't I'd like to see him fight George Sotiropoulos. I think this fight makes sense and I'd like to see it happen. Rio could also fight Ramsey Nijem or Jesse Ronson.

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Horiguchi should fight Camus - Reason: Horiguchi looked awesome. He really impressed me with his vicious ground and pound. I can't wait to see him fight again. I want to see him fight Chico Camus next. This fight makes to me and I would really like to see that fight. I hope it happens. Horiguchi could also fight Wilson Reis or The Winner of Rivera vs Roop.

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Pague is going to be cut. He has lost four in a row, five out of his last six. He has be cut, I don't see how he can stay on the roster.

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Fili should fight The Winner of Miller vs Ogle - Reason: Fili looked great. He picked apart Larsen and then finally put him away. It was a great UFC debut, I don't know what weight class he wants to fight in I'm guessing it'll either be 145 which this fight was at or 155. I think they'll want him to stay at 145 for now since he looked so good. If he does stay at Featherweight I'd like to see him face The Winner of Miller vs Ogle. This fight makes sense to me and I think it'd be a very good test for Fili. Fili could also fight The Winner of Hettes vs Whiteford or The Winner of Bermudez vs Siler.

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Larsen is going to be cut. He has lost three in row and all three were knockout losses. I would be shocked to see him stay on the roster.

Alright, leave your comments and Rec if you really liked it. Let me know which fights you like and which fights you want to see happen.




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