Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few days you realize the landscape of the UFC has changed since UFC 196. With both Conor McGregor and Holly Holm losing its shaken up the title scene in multiple weight classes. McGregor went from a planned Lightweight title fight against Rafael dos Anjos and even teasing the possibility of challenging Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler, to going back to defending the Featherweight title as his only real option. As for Holly Holm, she went from possibly the biggest rematch in UFC history against Ronda Rousey to having to work her way back to a title fight.
As for the two winning fighters from Saturday’s main events, Nathan Diaz and Meisha Tate, their fortunes have changed drastically as well. Diaz went from being multiple wins away from a title fight to possibly getting one at UFC 200. Tate finally tastes gold in what was possibly her last chance and now sets herself up for a big payday when she defends the Bantamweight title either in a rematch with Holm or a third fight against Rousey.
The following are several matchups I'd like the UFC to make.
Meisha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey for the Women’s Bantamweight Championship. If Rousey isn’t ready to comeback then Tate vs. Holm II makes the most sense.
Holly Holm vs. Amada Nunes. The winner getting a title fight against either Tate or Rousey.
Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo II for the Featherweight title. Frankie Edgar gets the winner.
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Nate Diaz II for the Lightheavyweight title. Although Diaz lost to RDA a little over a year ago the time is right to capitalize on his momentum after his big win at UFC 196.
Robbie Lawler vs. Georges St.Pierre for the Welterweight title. If GSP doesn’t comeback then Lawler vs. Condit II is a fight many want to see again.
Scheduled Main Event Fights
Heavyweights Mark Hunt vs. Frank Mir
Heavyweights Ben Rothwell vs. Junior dos Santos
Lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson
Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones II
Alistair Overeem vs. Andrei Arlovski
Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic
Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman
Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson
What do you think the UFC should do? All comments and questions are welcome. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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