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UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski II results - Fights to make for main card winners

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Bloody Elbow's Mookie Alexander plays matchmaker for the winners from the UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Arlovski 2 main card.

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UFC Fight Night from Brasilia is in the books, and while it wasn't the best card on paper (even considering it's a Fight Pass show), there was plenty of action delivered throughout the night, culminating in a shock win for Andrei Arlovski over Antonio Silva in the main event, much to the dismay of a stunned Brazilian crowd.

It's now time for our regular glimpse into the future with "Fights to Make". Normally, we look at all of the main card fighters, but for this Fight Pass show (and likely for future FP events) we'll just focus on the winners and leave the losers aside.

Andrei Arlovski. Well I have to eat some more crow. I didn't give Ben Rothwell a chance to beat Alistair Overeem, and I did likewise for Arlovski against Bigfoot. You better believe it, Andrei Arlovski is now once again a top 10 heavyweight. I see him getting the winner of Mark Hunt/Roy Nelson, which is next week in Japan.

Gleison Tibau. Just your run-of-the-mill Gleison Tibau win. Still good enough to beat anyone at or below his level and otherwise unlikely to beat anyone in the top 10-12 range. I'm a bit torn on whether or not Tibau is given another step up in competition when his results there have been inconsistent, but I think he's actually a good test for Abel Trujillo.

Leonardo Santos. That was ... a fight that happened. Efrain Escudero is quite possibly one of the worst fighters on the UFC's lightweight roster and Santos needed to survive a bit of trouble in the 2nd round on his way to an unconvincing decision win. Just let him fight Vinc Pichel and be done with it, because I can hardly think of compelling match-ups for the TUF Brazil 2 winner.

Santiago Ponzinibbio. Well that was one hell of a finish. A much-needed win for the Argentina native, who starched Wendell Oliveira in the 1st round. Initially, Ponzinibbio was scheduled to fight Sergio Moraes before the latter withdrew with an injury, and it makes sense for the UFC to set that up again.

Iuri Alcantara. That was far from a convincing performance from Alcantara, but it must be said that Doane is a developing product with a bright future ahead of him. Doane was able to get him down multiple times but he saved himself with his superior striking and ability to pick his way out of bad spots. I think the UFC keeps him in Brazil and matches him up with Johnny Eduardo, who has been out of the way since the upset KO over Eddie Wineland.

Jessica Andrade. Admittedly coming into this one not too well read on Larissa Pacheco, I was a bit surprised that Andrade was the underdog. After her short-notice loss to Liz Carmouche, she tore apart Rosi Sexton and got an impressive win over Raquel Pennington. Andrade mauled Pacheco last night and while she doesn't have a "great" win at women's 135, she's earned the right to face some of the better fighters in the division.  I see Andrade getting Sarah Kaufman.