The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Las Vegas, NV this past Saturday night (July 8, 2017) with UFC 213: Romero vs. Whittaker. It had been an exciting night of scraps that saw five of 11 bouts end inside the distance. With the activity now in our rear view, let’s look at some possible matchups featuring some of the competitors from the day…
Alistair Overeem vs. Alexei Olinyk
Both of these heavyweights were successful in their own bouts at UFC 213, together with Overeem edging Fabricio Werdum through majority decision about the judges’ scorecards in a rubber game, and Oliynyk defeating Travis Browne by second-round rear-naked choke entry in striking, come-from-behind style. Overeem was hoping to earn another title shot with this victory, but UFC president Dana White verified he won’t be getting it. I believe a possible matchup against fellow veteran Oliynyk makes sense and would be a good fit for the primary card to November’s UFC 217 at nyc.
Fabricio Werdum vs. Derrick Lewis
Werdum came up short on the judges’ scorecards from Overeem and will want to bounce back into the win column his second time out. I believe an opponent that is logical for his next outing inside the Octagon is Lewis, who said he was retiring following a fourth-round TKO loss to Mark Hunt but has since changed his tune. I believe this possible heavyweight showdown would be the ideal principal event for October’s UFC Fight Night in Brazil, where Werdum would figure to have the house advantage.
Rob Font vs. Matthew Lopez
Font defeated Douglas Silva de Andrade through second-round guillotine-choke entry to make his second successive victory within the Octagon. Because of his second bout, I want to see him take on the guy rated right below him Matthew Lopez, who’s coming off a first-round TKO of Johnny Eduardo and also enjoys a two-fight winning streak. I believe this potential bantamweight contest should be the featured bout on the prelims for October’s UFC 216 at vegas.
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