Who should Melendez's first opponent in the UFC be?

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  1. ironfist05

    ironfist05 Silver Belt

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    who should Gilbert Melendez fight first in the UFC? (barring Bendo)

    Pat Healy
    Gray Maynard
    Eddie Alvarez
    Joe Lauzon
    Jim Miller
    other
     
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    I would like to see incoming Melendez vs. returning Sherk.
     
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    If he doesn't get the immediate shitle tot, I would say

    Pettis vs Melendez would be a great No.1 Contender fight.

    Also, I'd friggin love to see Eddie vs Gil one day soon.
     
  4. Augustus Caesar

    Augustus Caesar Put Up Your Dukes Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Gray Maynard or Jim Miller would be great.
     
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    Maynard unless his recovery timing doesn't sync up in which case Miller would be fine.
     
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    If he isn't immediately fighting Benson, give him Jim Miller.
     
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    Grapplingwizard** Banned Banned

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    Benson. A champion vs champion fight would make a lot of money and would just make the fight more interesting.
     
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    maynard
     
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    I'm ignoring you, it should be Bendo unless there's an injury.
     
  10. The Clamburglar

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    Bendo, for the title.

    If not, then Jim Miller, Gray Maynard, or Showtime.
     
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    movingparts Banned Banned

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    OH damn.
     
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    Healy or Jim Miller
     
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    Title shot...plain and simple
     
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    The loser of Pettis vs. Cerrone.
     
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    In my opinion, the ONLY right answer is Bendo.
     
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    Alveraz for a title eliminator...

    Or RDA...

    Bendo needs to fight one of these three as I think they pose the best match ups / stylistic challenges.

    BENDO vs. Alvarez, RDA or Gil :icon_chee
     
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    Why barring Bendo? Thats what his real next fight is going to be?

    I would like to see him fight Maynard or Edgar after. Maybe Aldo too. That would be assuming there were changes in weight
     
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    I thought I read somewhere that Eddie Alvarez gets an immeadiate title shot, I could be wrong but I thought that was part of his contract.....So I think Gil should get Gray or Pettis-Cerrone.....
     
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    You know?

    I thought he was quietly retiring into the night, but the guy said he wants to fight again.

    He has only lost to people ranked number 1/Champions.

    It would also hard to imagine Gil turning a fight down with a legend.
     
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    Say row nay
     

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