Matches to make for all fighters following UFC 173

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  1. SUBLIME FAN

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    TJ Dillashaw vs Raphael Assuncao
    Renan Barao vs Dominick Cruz
    Daniel Cormier vs Jones/Gus Winner
    Dan Henderson vs Luke Rockhold
    Robbie Lawler vs Tarec Saffedine
    Jake Ellenberger vs John Hathaway
    Takeya Mizugaki vs Johnny Eduardo
    Francisco Rivera vs Eddie Wineland
    James Krauss vs Danny Castillo
    Jamie Varner vs John Makdessi
    Michael Chiesa vs Leonardo Santos
    Francisco Trinaldo vs Tony Martin
    Tony Ferguson vs Bobby Green
    Katsunori Kikuno vs Mairbek Taisumov
    Chris Holdsworth vs Mitch Gagnon
    Chico Camus vs Leandro Issa
    Mitch Clarke vs James Vick
    Al Iaquinta vs Yosdenis Cedeno
    Vinc Pichel vs Michel Prazeres
    Anthony Njokuani vs Justin Edwards
    Sam Sicilia vs Mark Eddiva
    Aaron Phillips vs Chas Skelly
    Li Jingliang vs George Sullivan
    David Michaud vs Danny Mitchell
     
  2. MangoMMA

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    The top match ups I want to see next are:
    Dillashaw vs Cruz
     
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    Cruz needs a tune-up fight when he comes back. Barao is a way too difficult opponent after such a long lay-off.

    Rockhold deserves someone who's not 1-4 in their last 5 fights. He's on a two fight win streak against decent opponents after all. I wonder if Hendo will even fight again.

    Other than that, they're all pretty fair match-ups.
     
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    Give Hendo a break man, he is not up to Rockhold.
     
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    Wineland is considering retirement, and is also sidelined indefinitly.
    He has said himself that there would be a period of medical layoff for about 8 months at least.

    Rivera vs. Mike Easton, perhaps?
     
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    How does Jones not get a rematch if he loses a close fight? He already beat Gus and if it is close we have to see a rubber match(only fair IMO). The guy has never really lost and deserves a rematch IMO if he loses(Silva got one with Weidman)

    Cormier seems to think he definitely gets a title shot as his next match, but if JJ loses he is gonna have to fight someone else in the mean time.
     
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    Tell that to Hendo. I'm sure at 43 years old and at this point of his career he wants the biggest fights he can get.
     
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    Yes.Cruz vs Barao, just made a thread on this one!
     
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    matrat103 Guns don't kill people, the government does. Platinum Member

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    Guys get sidelined indefinitely all the time that doesn't really mean much, and yeah I'm sure he was after he got knocked out by a guy hadn't fought in nearly 2 years while he was considered one of the very best, that probably hit him pretty hard. And Eastons booked. And on 3 fight loosing streak.
     
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    Lawler vs Tarec? Chiesa vs Santos? Thats ridiculous, i like some other matches
     
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    I don't think Rockhold in any situation would ever say he doesn't deserve Dan Henderson, weather he was on 10 fight losing streak or 10 fight winning streak. Dan said him self last night that he's continue to fight, could be likely at 185. Henderson/Rockhold could be a perfect fight for the UFC to promote.
     
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    What's ridiculous about them? What are your matchups?
     
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    Rivera- Wineland would be alot of fun, and tough to call.
    Rivera needs to work on a more multidimensionally conscious approach, instead of wearing himself out on subs that aren't there and trying to only really rely on his finishing ability.

    Rivera- Bowles would be a better opportunity for both fighters IMO. Both looking to get back on track coming off losses, Bowles wins he's back in the ranking picture, Rivera Wins and he's back on track with the biggest win of his career yet.

    I'm thinking Assuncao has the next shot, which i have him losing even more decisively than the one he 'won' against Dillashaw.

    Dillashaw was going to fight Mizugaki, But I think Miz needs one more good win to get the shot, unless an injury or something unforeseen happens. In the meantime, Mizugaki-Cruz would be a great title eliminator.

    Bantamweights have my attention big time lately.
     
  16. Jawth

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    I like most of your matchups but would prefer:

    Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown
    Hendo vs. Wand III
    Barao vs. Mizugaki
     

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