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Who Should Fight Who? UFC 165 Winners & Losers

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Here is another Who Should Fight Who.

Jones should fight Teixeira - Reason: What an incredible fight. I originally thought Gusafsson won but after watching it again I think it should have been a Draw. Gus won Rounds 1 & 2 and Jones won Rounds 4 & 5. This was possibly the greatest fight of all time, it was definitely the greatest title fight. Both Jones and Gus looked great. Jones's striking looked sharp, especially later in the fight. He was landing his famous knee kicks over and over throughout the entire fight, I know they're not technically called knee kicks but thats what they are. His elbows and kicks were what won him the fight. He landed a lot of them. Jones was losing the first couple of rounds and I'm sure he knew that but he kept on fighting and he got the W. It was a close fight and even though I was upset right after the fight I'm fine with him getting the W now. I don't like Jones, I've made that clear many times but I respect the man, he fought his ass off. An instant rematch is what should be happening but Jones wants to fight Glover Teixiera next so thats whats going to happen. I'm sure this one will be a good fight, I can say with confidence that it will not be as good as Jones's last fight. I actually think Jones will dominate Glover, I feel he should fight one more time before he gets a title shot but what can you do. Should be a fun fight.

Gustafsson should fight Davis - Reason: Nobody expected that. In what was one of the greatest fights of all time we got see Jones face his toughest opponent to date. I was absolutely shocked, I thought that Jones would dominate Gus, be able to take him down and do so easily. That was not the case and I couldn't be happier about it. We've finally seen Jones tested and almost beaten. I scored the fight originally for Gus but after watching the fight again I now think it was a Draw. Jones got the nod, thats fine. I was very upset after the fight, I felt that Gus got screwed but now I'm fine with Jones getting the decision. It was an amazing battle and the rematch can't happen sooner. It is going to be huge. Honestly there really isn't anyone for Gustafsson to fight right now, Hes going to fight again though before he gets his rematch so I'm guessing he'll be fighting his teammate Phil Davis. These two fought about 3 years ago, Davis submitted Gustafsson. I don't really want to see these two fight again mainly because I want them to keep training together. Obviously I figure Gus's TDD is so good because of the training hes been doing with Davis and if they fight they will stop training together for at least a few months until their fight. I don't see any other options for him right now, Davis is the only opponent that makes sense right now. I think it will happen and if it does it'll be a great fight. Gustafsson could also fight Gegard Mousasi. This is the fight I want for Gus next but I'm pretty sure Mousasi wants to fight at 185 next but if hes available at 205 I want this fight over the Davis fight and I think it makes more sense and it'd be the better fight. Other than Davis and Mousasi there is nobody else for Gus to fight right now. They might give him someone like OSP to beat up in Sweden but I doubt it, it'll most likely be Davis or Mousasi and thats who it should be.

Barao should fight The Winner of Faber vs McDonald - Reason: Barao looked fantastic. He knocked Wineland out with a jumping spinning back kick, it was a thing of beauty. Hes clearly the best Bantamweight in the world and I don't want to see him fight Dominick Cruz next. In fact I don't even think Cruz will be ready to go in time. They know when they want to have Barao fight again and I think it'll be too soon for Cruz to be his opponent. So I want to see Barao fight The Winner of Faber vs McDonald next. Yes Barao has already fought and beaten both Faber and McDonald but they're clearly the #2 and #3 guys in the division right now and I'm perfectly fine with either of them getting another title shot with a win in their upcoming fight. I really hope The Winner of Faber/McDonald gets the next shot.

Wineland should fight Menjivar - Reason: Wineland didn't look good in that fight, he was fighting the champ so his stock won't fall too much. I expect him to get an opponent with a name next, one who's coming off a loss though like him. Ivan Menjivar. I like this fight a lot, I've wanted to see this fight for some time now and it makes sense. I really hope this fight happens, I think it'd be great. Wineland could also fight Iuri Alcantara or T.J. Dillashaw.

Schaub should fight Miocic - Reason: Schaub looked great, I was very surprised and pleased. I thought Schaub was doomed if the fight remained on the feet for more than a minute and he did fine. Then he took Mitrione down and choked him the fuck out. It was awesome. For his next fight I think hes going to go up against a killer. I think he'll be fighting Stipe Miocic next. This fight doesn't make a ton of sense but they both won their last fight and sometimes thats all you need for a fight to happen. I can see them feeding Miocic Schaub, Schaub's style can be a bit boring sometimes, his last fight wasn't boring but I still think he'll be thrown to the wolves in his next fight. Schaub's a talented fighter, he was just cursed with a bad chin. Schaub could also fight Daniel Omielanczuk or Stefan Struve.

Mitrione should fight Krylov - Reason: Mitrione was very confident going into that fight. I'd say over confident and I was very happy that he lost. He needs a win badly, another loss could get him cut. For his next fight I'd like to see him face Nikita Krylov. This fight makes sense to me and I think it would be a fun fight. I hope this one gets booked. Mitrione could also fight Brandon Vera or Nandor Guelmino.

Carmont should fight Bisping - Reason: Carmont won the fight the way he wins most of his fights in the UFC by grinding it out. He used his wrestling and strength to keep Philippou on his back for most of the fight, it was rather boring but impressive all at once. This was his biggest win and I expect him to get a top guy next. One because he just beat a solid top 10 guy and two because boring fighters don't equal money so hes going to be getting thrown to the wolves soon if not in his next fight. I think he should fight Michael Bisping. This fight makes sense to me and I believe Bisping's TDD should be good enough to keep this fight standing and make this fight interesting. I hope this fight happens. Carmont could also fight Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza or Luke Rockhold.

Philippou should fight Belcher - Reason: Philippou couldn't stop those takedowns. He spent most of the fight on his back. He didn't look terrible but his TDD and his ground game definitely needs some work. I like Costa and I believe that hes still one of the best Middleweights in the world. I think he'll bounce back nicely in his next fight. I think he should fight Alan Belcher next. It makes sense and stylistically this fight would be awesome. I imagine it'd be a stand up war and everyone loves those. Belcher talked about moving up to 205 after his last loss but I hope he doesn't make that move and I doubt he will so I hope this fight gets booked. Philippou could also fight Brad Tavares or Tom Watson.

Nurmagomedov should fight Dos Anjos - Reason: Nurmagomedov dominated. He is a tremendous grappler and his striking is coming along. Hes still a bit wild but its effective. I was very impressed. Many want to see him fight Rafael Dos Anjos next and I'm one of them. This fight would be great and it makes a ton of sense. I really hope they book this one. It would be fantastic. Nurmagomedov could also fight Benson Henderson or T.J. Grant.

Healy should fight Varner - Reason: Healy didn't look very good in that fight but Nurmagomedov has a habit of making guys look bad. Healy's going to be fighting Jamie Varner next and I love this fight. Makes sense and its a very interesting match. Really looking forward to this one.

Jury should fight Makdessi - Reason: Jury didn't really look good at all in that fight even though he won. He didn't do much of anything, he just controlled Ricci for most of the fight and played it safe. I still think Jury's very talented and I believe hes close to cracking the top ten. He obviously has a ton of potential but if he does that shit again in his next fight my opinion of him will undoubtedly change. I want to see him fight someone who is ranked around the same area as him. Someone who will be able to avoid being lied upon for entire rounds. John Makdessi, this guy is an absolute beast and I think him vs Jury would be amazing. I love this fight and the Winner could crack the top ten. I hope this fight happens. Jury could also fight Anthony Njokuani or Matt Wiman.

Ricci has been cut. I'm not surprised, he has a boring style and hes lost 2 out of his last 3 fights. Good cut.

Reis should fight Caraway - Reason: Reis looked good. I was surprised that he won, I thought Menjivar would win and do so handily. Big win for Reis. For his next fight I'd like to see him face Bryan Caraway. I think this fight makes sense and I hope it happens. Reis could also fight Iuri Alcantara or Mike Easton.

Menjivar should fight Wineland - Reason: Menjivar didn't look good in that fight. He has lost 3 out of his last 4 now and he desperately needs a win in his next fight. I want to see him fight Eddie Wineland. I love this fight and I really hope it happens. Menjivar could also fight T.J. Dillashaw or Brian Bowles.

Thompson should fight High - Reason: Thompson looked great. He was picking Clements apart the entire fight and finally knocked him out in the second and it was beautiful. Thompson's very exciting to watch and I have high hopes for him. For his next fight I'd like to see him face Jason High. Now we saw that Thompson's TDD isn't very good. Matt Brown was able to take him down multiple times in their fight and Brown is not as good of a wrestler as High so if Thompson is able to stop High's takedowns then he has really improved since the Brown fight. I like this one, it makes sense and I hope it happens. Thompson could also fight Igor Araujo or Pascal Krauss.

Clements should fight Mitchell - Reason: Clements got his brain rattled pretty good in that fight. Didn't look good at all and I wouldn't be shocked to see him get cut. If he isn't cut then I think he should fight David Mitchell. This fight makes sense and I hope it gets booked. Clements could also fight Ivan Jorge or Sean Spencer.

Gagnon should fight Caceres - Reason: Gagnon looked great. He choked Kimura out cold and I was very impressed. Didn't expect that at all. Hes going to be fighting Alex Caceres next and I like this fight. Should be a good scrap.

Kimura should fight Delorme - Reason: Kimura got submitted quick but he'll be back and better than ever. For his next fight I'd like to see him face Roland Delorme. This fight makes a ton of sense to me and I think it would be a very good fight. I hope this one happens. Kimura could also fight Kyung Ho Kang or Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto.

Makdessi should fight Jury - Reason: Makdessi looked fucking fantastic. I was blown away, can not wait for his next fight. He knocked Forte out early in their fight and it was very impressive. I'm a fan Makdessi and I think hes close to cracking the top 10. For his next fight I'd like to see him face Myles Jury. This fight makes a ton of sense to me and I really hope it happens. Makdessi could also fight Matt Wiman or The Winner of Barboza vs Castillo.

Forte should fight Ronson - Reason: Forte got smashed but he was fighting one of the best Lightweights in the world so I don't think he will fall far because of this loss. I expect him to get back in there fast and I expect him to look great in his next fight. I think he should fight Jesse Ronson next. This fight makes perfect sense and should absolutely happen. I hope it does. Forte could also fight James Vick or Francisco Trinaldo.

Prazeres should fight The Winner of Khabilov vs Masvidal - Reason: Prazeres looked good, it was a close fight but I thought he did enough to get the W. I want to see him get back in there soon. I'd like to see him fight The Winner of Khabilov vs Masvidal. I like this fight and I think its a good step up in competition for Prazeres. I hope this fight happens. Prazeres could also fight Anthony Njokuani or Matt Wiman.

Ronson should fight Forte - Reason: It was a close fight, I was fine with the decision though. Ronson will get another shot in the UFC. For his next fight I'd like for him to face Renee Forte. This fight makes a ton of sense and should happen. I think it will. Ronson could also fight James Vick or Francisco Trinaldo.

Caceres should fight Gagnon - Reason: It was a very fun fight, I enjoyed it. It was close but I did think the right guy won. His striking looked really good at times in this fight and I was impressed. Hes going to be fighting Mitch Gagnon next and I like this fight a lot. The Winner of this fight will really move up the ladder. I'm looking forward to it, I'm sure it'll be an exciting fight.

Delorme should fight Kimura - Reason: Delorme looked alright in that fight, wasn't his best performance. I think he'll look better in his next fight. I want to see him fight Dustin Kimura. I like this fight, it makes sense and I think it be a good one. I hope this fight gets booked. Delorme could also fight Johnny Bedford or Mike Easton.

Omielanczuk should fight Duffee - Reason: Omielanckuz looked good, he was winning the entire fight in my eyes and then bam. He knocked Guelmino out, it was great. Thats how you get noticed, you knock motherfuckers out. For his next fight I'd like to see him face a guy who I think is a monster. Todd Duffee, I really like this fight. I think it makes sense and I know it would be a good fight. I hope this one gets booked. Omielanczuk could also fight Brendan Schaub or Stefan Struve.

Guelmino should fight Dos Santos - Reason: Guelmino looked alright before he got knocked out. I don't think he'll get cut yet, I believe they'll give him one more shot. Sadly I think they're going to feed him to either a guy making his UFC debut or a vet coming off a loss. Either way at least he'll be getting another fight in the UFC and another chance to get a W. For his next fight I'd like to see him face Geronimo Dos Santos. Dos Santos was supposed to make his debut a while back but he was having some health issues, he may still be having them I'm not quite sure but I think he'll be fighting in the UFC soon if hes healthy. This fight makes sense to me, it'd be a perfect fight to display Dos Santos's skills. I think this fight will happen and I hope it does get booked. Guelmino could also fight Brandon Vera or Matt Mitrione.

Alright, leave your comments and Rec if you really liked it. Let me know which fights you like and which fights you want to see happen.

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