As usual, we like to take a look at some of the winners and losers after UFC events and see who would be the most logical matchup going forward for certain fighters.
We’ll look at some of the fighters from the UFC on FOX 6 event that took place on Saturday night to see if we can come close to what UFC matchmaker Joe Silva decides for them. Check it out below:
-Demetrious Johnson: There’s no clear cut choice for who Johnson should fight next. He has either already beaten them or opponents don’t have enough wins to be in the discussion. The most likely candidate will be either the winner of the Ian McCall/Joseph Benavidez fight, or an immediate rematch with Johnson Dodson. Johnson has beaten all three of those fighters within the last year. However, Dodson put up a valiant effort and may have a case for the immediate rematch with Johnson landing the illegal knee in the third round which did impact the fight somewhat.
-Glover Teixeira: He should fight Ryan Bader next. Bader also beat Rampage Jackson recently in similar fashion as Teixeira. He also just fought on the same card as Teixeira, and is considered a top ten light heavyweight by most. Teixeira still needs about two more wins before he can be a legitimate contender in the division. Rampage Jackson is the biggest win of his career. The win told us more about where Rampage is as a fighter at this stage of his career, more so than how good Teixeira is in my opinion.
-Anthony Pettis: He’ll fight the winner of the Ben Henderson/Gilbert Melendez fight sometime this summer.
-Ricardo Lamas: Should get to fight the winner of the Jose Aldo/Frankie Edgar fight at UFC 156. If not, he could have a number one contender fight with “The Korean Zombie”.
-TJ Grant: He has already mentioned a potential fight with Jim Miller. I approve as Miller is higher ranked and would be a good scrap.
-Pascal Krauss: I’d like to see him take on the winner of the Tyron Woodley/Jay Hieron fight that will take place at UFC 156.
-Clay Guida: On a Facebook prelim somewhere. He is the most overrated ‘exciting’ fighter ever and does not fight to try and finish his opponents. He should have lost the decision to Hatsu Hioki.