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  1. MacPherson911 Blue Belt

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    what are your best guesses for the headliners of the upcoming PPV cards? I'm thinking 177: Bones v Gus, 178: uhhhh, hmmm, I dunno, 179: Barao v Cruz, 180: Cain v Werdum (duh, already announced), 181: Hendricks v Rory/Woodley winner, 182: Pettis v Melendez.

    wtf could 178 be?
     
  2. Fbed Luna Belt Platinum Member

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    178? Probably Ronda. LOL
     
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    178-Chael vs vitor
     
  4. Fbed Luna Belt Platinum Member

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    Or Aldo
     
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    178 - Hendricks Vs Woodley?
     
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    The way I'd guess for the rest of the year would be.

    177: Jones vs Gus 2
    178: Hendricks vs Rory/T-Wood
    - Johnson vs Dodson 2 as Co-Main Event
    179: Barao vs Assuncao
    180: Velasquez vs Werdum
    181: Weidman vs Belfort
    - Rousey vs Zingano as Co-Main Event
    182: Pettis vs Melendez
    - Aldo vs Swanson 2 as Co-Main

    That's just a guess with the upcoming fights. If Machida beats Weidman, I'm sure they'd set up Belfort vs Machida for 179 in Brazil.

    But I almost think they'd be happy to do Barao vs Assuncao in Brazil. Solid fight for Brazil but keeps the focus on 180 there big show which is a few weeks later.
     
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    Dont really give a shit. I like to be surprised.
     
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    177: Jones/Gus II
    178: Hendricks vs. Rory/Woodley winner with Mighty Mouse co main
    179: Barao/Cruz
    180: Cain/Werdum
    181: Weidman/Belfort with Pettis/Melendes co main
     
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    Looks pretty believable. Machida vs Belfort would be huge in Brazil :icon_surp
     
  12. JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

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    I hope your 181 prediction comes true.
     
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    is ufc 177 august? if it is I would be shocked if Jones agrees to fight by than. Seems like he wants to make Gus wait.
     
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    178 is in Brazil, so Vitor vs. Weidman/Machida
     
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    I understand that it's easier to have Brazilian fighters fighting in Brazil for the UFC, but isn't it time for the UFC just to put on the best cards possible regardless of where the fighters live and where the card is taking place? I'm sure the Brazilian mma fans would like to see Jones, Cain, pettis etc too.
     
  16. The_Renaissance Sherdog Bunceweight Champion

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    Not taking injuries into account....

    177 - Jones vs. Gustafsson II (somewhere on the East coast, maybe Boston)

    178 - I'm stumped here so I'm gonna guess Hendricks vs. Rory/Woodley winner (Toronto)

    179 - Barao vs. Assuncao (they don't give Brazil massive title fights anymore, they'll see this one as being a dispensable title fight not many fans want to see)

    180 - Velasquez vs. Werdum (Mexico City)

    181 - Rousey vs. somebody (California)

    182 - Pettis vs. Melendez (Vegas)
     
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    If this really were to happen I'd be excited for a string of shows for the first time in a while(that's if they support these excellent tops with good fights to round out the main card)
     
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    I highly doubt Belfort gets the next title shot.
     
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    Not bad, not bad at all. I guess I'll take a swing at what I would do at least. Two assumptions I'm operating under to make this jigsaw puzzle of sorts fit: Weidman beats Machida and Rory beats Woodley.


    UFC 177- Jon Jones/Alexander Gustafsson Light Heavyweight Championship
    Stipe Miocic vs Josh Barnett co-main

    UFC 178-Johny Hendricks/Winner of Rory/Woodley
    Dan Henderson/Gegard Mousasi co-main

    UFC 179- Junior Dos Santos/Alistair Overeem
    Travis Browne/Big Foot Silva II co-main
    I know the UFC normally tries to headline with a PPV but if I was in their shoes, I'd REALLY consider Barao on free TV at some point. If he's your guy, you gotta go with him all the way. No in and out stuff. So why not a doubleheader featuring a few great heavyweights?

    UFC 180- Cain Velasquez/Fabricio Werdum Heavyweight Championship
    Yoel Romero/Tim Kennedy co-main

    UFC 181- Ronda Rousey/Gina Carano Women's BW Championship
    Chael Sonnen/Lyoto Machida co-main

    UFC 182- Anthony Pettis/Gilbert Melendez Lightweight Championship
    Jose Aldo/Cub Swanson II Featherweight Championship co-main



    Then you start 2014 with Vitor/Weidman with Anderson Silva's return as your co-main.
     
  20. LongTermLurker "Et tu, Brute?" Platinum Member

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    Think JJ/Gus 2 will be on the Toronto card.
     

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