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UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm - Fights to make for the main card fighters

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Nick Baldwin plays matchmaker for the main card fighters from Saturday's UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm card in Melbourne, Australia.

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UFC 193 featured the UFC's biggest star, Ronda Rousey, against former boxing champion Holly Holm for the women's bantamweight championship. The eyes were on "Rowdy," who was expected to defend her title for the seventh-time rather quickly, until one head kick, which has already changed the landscape of women's MMA entirely, landed.

Holm pulled off arguably the biggest upset in UFC history by knocking out Rousey in the second round to become the second ever UFC 135-pound titleholder and the first ever fighter to hold significant belts in both MMA and boxing. Even with this major upset in the headliner, the rest of the card was filled with great performances including brutal finishes and exciting decisions.

With that, it's now time to take over the role of UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby and match up the main card fighters with potential future opponents.

Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey: The outcome of Holm vs. Rousey shocked the world; very few expected Holm to defeat Rousey, who has been called the most dominant athlete on the planet, nevermind absolutely wreck her. We have seen this happen before -- T.J. Dillashaw beats Renan Barao in the biggest upset of 2014, and the Brazilian gets an automatic rematch. Arguably the greatest of all time, Anderson Silva, gets stopped by Chris Weidman two years ago, and guess who got an automatic rematch? I'm not the biggest fan of automatic rematches, but in this case I would be completely fine if they booked Holm vs. Rousey II because it'd be highly anticipated, very intriguing and would do well numbers-wise. I wouldn't be opposed if they decided to book Holm against Miesha Tate in her first title defense, and give Rousey a warm-up fight before a rematch with the new champion.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk: The strawweight champion has beaten all of her recent opponents in decisive fashion, except for Claudia Gadelha, who she defeated by split decision last year. Both of them have improved tremendously since squaring off for the first time together and are almost guaranteed the two best strawweights out there. I like high-level MMA, so I want to see this rematch.

Valerie Letourneau: I was impressed with Letourneau just because she was able to hold her own against Jedrzejczyk but it's tough to say who she should fight next. I honestly wouldn't be shocked if she retired off the biggest fight of her career because she's been in the sport since 2007. If she doesn't however, a fight with Jessica Aguilar would work for me.

Mark Hunt: It's difficult to be impressed with anyone that beats Antonio Silva these days, but a win's a win. Their rematch went quite differently, with Hunt knocking Bigfoot out in the first round. It's highly unlikely Hunt gets another shot at UFC gold or comes close, but there are quite a few fights I like next for the Super Samoan. A bout with Josh Barnett, who's in a similar position as Hunt, definitely makes sense, or even the winner of Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione (UFC 195).

Antonio Silva: I hate to tell fighters when to retire, but I've been saying Bigfoot should retire for awhile now, and I won't stop until he does. The former UFC title challenger suffers from a form of gigantism so probably shouldn't be fighting. He's 1-3 in his last four, all three losses via TKO so I would definitely appreciate it if he hangs the gloves up.

Robert Whittaker: So much for Uriah Hall finally living up to his expectations after the Gegard Mousasi win. Whittaker outclassed him on the feet for three rounds and picked up the biggest win of his career. The middleweight contender deserves a step up in competition. Match him up with Vitor Belfort next and if he wins, he could be the next big thing Down Under and fighting for UFC gold shortly after that.

Uriah Hall: "Prime Time" just can't seem to consistently put it together and pick up big wins. He impressively beat Mousasi and after that win people were saying "he has finally lived up to expectations," but it seems that's not the case. He needs to go back to the drawing board and improve on his weaknesses. As for a next fight, a bout with Brad Tavares makes sense to me.

Jared Rosholt: Rosholt picked up the biggest win of his career against Stefan Struve but not exactly in devastating or impressive fashion. He will possibly be in the top 15 after this win, but I'm not sure he deserves a ranked opponent after this win. Let him fight top prospect Ruslan Magomedov and we'll see how that goes.

Stefan Struve: "The Skyscraper "has a lot to learn, and I don't think he can make massive improvements to his game and style. He has all the potential in the world, but just isn't able to utilize his reach effectively enough, and he gets taken down way too easily. I'm not sure if Shawn Jordan will be apart of the UFC's roster for much longer because he's been pulling for a fight with Fedor Emelianenko for quite awhile. If he does re-sign with the premier MMA organization, however, I wouldn't mind seeing Struve vs. Jordan. With that being said, I sure wouldn't be opposed to Struve retiring even at only 27-years old.