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Forecasting the Lightweight Division

With Bendo edging out Gil on Saturday night the LW division is as wide open as ever. I think the UFC should think about doing a rematch between Ben & Gil personally but I dont think they will. The top of the division is so hard to decypher right now, but the middle of the division is ripe for great matchups:

Diego Sanchez vs Joe Lauzon

Jamie Varner vs Jorge Masvidal

Takanori Gomi vs Yves Edwards

Matt Wiman vs Tim Means

Reza Madadi vs Myles Jury

Ross Pearson vs Anthony Njokuani

Nate Diaz vs RDA/Dunham loser

I think Melendez, Thomson, & Grant/Maynard winner all have a case for a title shot. Melendez/Thomson 4 is a possibility, but I think they want fresh matchups for both, & can get them if Miller & Cowboy win their next fights. Maynard, Khabib, & Thomson are training partners at AKA so that could get interesting. Assuming that Dana sticks by his word & Grant/Maynard winner gets next title shot, & betting on Miller & Cowboy to win their next fights the top of the division will look like this:

Ben Henderson vs Gray Maynard/TJ Grant winner

Gilbert Melendez vs Donald Cerrone

Josh Thomson vs Jim Miller

RDA/Dunham winner vs Khabib/Trujillo winner

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