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Forecasting the Middleweight division

Current middleweight kinpin Anderson Silva is set to defend his title in July against Chris Weidman. After that its kind of cloudy as to who could/should be next in line. 3 key fights are scheduled for the coming month, as Michael Bisping throws down with Alan Belcher at UFC 159 & 3 weeks later Jacare Souza & Luke Rockhold make thier much anticipated UFC debuts in Brazil as they battle Costa Philllipou & Vitor Belfort, respectively.

Also "In the mix" are Cung Le, Yushin Okami, & possibly Gegard Mousasi who today asked the UFC & Ariel Helwani what they thought of him going to 185. There are many ways the division could shake out, here are a cpl examples:

Lets say for the sake of arguement, Belcher, Rockhold, & Jacare win:

Belcher vs Cung Le

Rockhold vs Mousasi(#1 contender)

Jacare vs Okami

Now, lets say Bisping, Costa, & Belfort are victorious:

Belfort vs Mousasi(#1 contender)

Bisping vs Okami

Costa vs Cung Le

There are a quite a few other variations of matches to make depending on who wins the 3 upcoming fights, as well as how serious Mousasi is about going to 185, which imo would be a smart decision.

How do you see the 3 fights in the coming month playing out & how would you match-make afterward? Alot of fun fights in the MW division's future, don't fuck this up Joe Silva!

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