Matchups for new strikeforce middleweight

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  1. forevrWhiteBelt**

    forevrWhiteBelt** Banned Banned

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    What would be a good starting fight for the new UFC fighters from strikefroce

    I would like to see

    Luke Rockhold vs Chris Weidman
    Tim Kennedy vs Belfort/Bisping Loser
    Jacare vs Cung Le
    Lorenz Larkin vs Alan Belcher
    Roger Gracie vs Mark Munoz
     
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    What is this weird thing with Mousasi being a MW? Is everyone making matchups for Melendez at fw?
     
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    Larkin vs. Belcher sounds like dynamite.
     
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    Oof, I don't like the idea of Mousasi against the Okami/Lombard winner. The latters have the potential to grind out a boring victory. Feed Mousasi someone like Munoz--- gotta build up that hype.

    Jacare should fight the winner of Okami/Lombard. The latter would be hesitant to try top control against Jacare, I like it.

    Not a clue who Roger faces. He could fight Cung Le, but Le would kill him. What about Derek Brunson?

    The rest are great though. Larkin vs Belcher is a must. I like the idea of Kennedy vs Belfort/Bisping and Rockhold vs Weidman is a great way to prove either Weidman's hype or Rockhold's legitimacy. Good matchups all in all.
     
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    Oh Baby there is a ton of options.

    Mousasi versus Lombard would provide some interesting style match ups.
    Jacare Souza versus Cung Le would be amazing.
    Barnett (if he gets signed) Vs. Big Country would be a good slug fest
    Luke R. should get a very high end fighter - maybe Wiedman of Bisping/Vitor loser.
     
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    I like Rockhold v Weidman. Great #1 contenders match, if they do it I hope they make it a 5-rounder.
     
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    santacruzshon Blue Belt

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    mousasi is fighting at 185? and he already fought lombard. Though a rematch would be cool.
     
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    Jacare vs Cung would be awesome tho I'm still hoping that Leben and Cung magically happens. Rockhold vs Weidman is good to prove either guys legitimacy as a contender.
     
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    Mousasi is done with MW he said he can't make the cut anymore.
     
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    With all of the options why choose a fight that already happened? Also, I thought Mousasi was a light heavyweight?
     
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    I'd like to see Mousasi/Shogun.
     
  12. santacruzshon

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    It's too bad maia went to 170, or else I'd like to see him fight jacare. Or jacare vs sonnen, when he finds out he can't hang with the top guys at 205. Or even jacare vs belcher. I'm excited about him comin' over. Brian stann vs kennedy could be fun. If they'd take it. Gegard has some interesting match ups too. I'd like to see him start out just below the top ten though, get him some ufc hype before he challenges the top guys. Like, Nedkov, brandon vera, thiago silva.
     
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    Indeed, Mousasi will be fighting in LHW. In that case, I'd like to see him vs Shogun.
     
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    pretty perfect actually
     
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    Mousasi hinted he'd drop to 185 if he was offered Silva or was put on a rush to the title. He's fighting at 205 because he's gotten no indication that he would be rushed to the title and he doesn't want to cut the weight every fight.

    Here ya go.
     
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    ASSUMING Mousasi wants to try 185 again, my matches would be:

    Luke Rockhold vs Chris Weidman
    Gegard Mousasi vs Belfort/Bisping Winner
    Jacare vs Lombard/Okami Winner
    Lorenz Larkin vs Lombard/Okami Loser
    Tim Kennedy vs Brian Stann/Wand Winner or Rich Franklin
    Cung Le vs Alan Belcher
    Roger Gracie vs Brian Stann/Wand Loser
    Devek Brunson vs Mark Munoz
     
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    I see Mousasi taking this with superior striking and cardio
     
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    Mousasi vs Machida
    KJ Noons vs Jeremy Stephens
     
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    Mousasi already beat Lombard!
     
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    mawashi geri** Banned Banned

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    mousasi vs shogun

    mousasi vs gustafsson

    i like both fights
     

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