With the recent announcement of Derrick Lewis vs. Alexander Volkov I think that this fight will be made next. I know that both feel like they are deserving of a title fight but DC will likely either sit out and wait for Lesnar or return for a light heavyweight fight in the meantime so he doesn't get stripped. I think the winner of this fight would be the undeniable number one contender in the division and would fight for the title next. Blaydes is one of the best wrestlers in the division and has a chin from the gods. If he gets Stipe down repeatedly it could spell trouble. On the other hand Stipe has all the tools to beat Blaydes. Good takedown defense and the striking advantage to beat up Blaydes on the feet. I would give the advantage to Stipe but who knows who would win, both guys are very skilled. I think that Blaydes' current contract is up and this would be a fight he could be convinced to take for the right money. It all just depends on if Stipe is onboard.