Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) put together a highly anticipated pay-per-view (PPV) event this past Saturday night (November 14, 2015) as the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia played host to the UFC 193 event, featuring two women's title fights.
In the main event of the evening, Holly Holm shocked the sports world by earning UFC gold by completely outclassing former UFC champion Ronda Rousey en route to a vicious head kick knockout in the second round.
In the co-main event, UFC Women's Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk retained her title via unanimous decision, once again putting on a striking clinic against a very game Valerie Letourneau.
With that quick recap of the night's marquee bouts, its now time to play matchmaker with our "Next Matches To Make."
Winner: Holly Holm
Who Should She Fight Next: Ronda Rousey or Miesha Tate
In one of the most shocking upsets in MMA history, Holly Holm left the Etihad Stadium with UFC gold around her waist.
In undoubtedly the best performance of her career, Holm stepped up to the plate and took out a fighter with a mystique rarely seen inside the Octagon.
UFC President Dana White noted an immediate rematch between "Rowdy" and "The Preacher's Daughter" made sense, but considering just how violent the finish was, Rousey may need to take some time off to recover fully both mentally and physically.
While my dream matchup would be a Holm vs Cat Zingano battle, UFC brass can no longer ignore No. 1 contender Miesha Tate.
Expect to see "Cupcake" battle for UFC gold in the next few months.
Winner: Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Who Should She Fight Next: Claudia Gadelha
This one is a no-brainer.
Jedrzejczyk was initially slated to rematch Claudia Gadelha at UFC 193, but an injury to the Brazilian forced UFC brass to thrust Valerie Letourneau into a title shot against one of the most dangerous strikers in MMA today.
Letourneau certainly held her own, but ultimately she didn't have the tools to defeat the Polish champion.
Gadelha took on Jedrzejczyk before she was a UFC champion, and their three round war ended via a very controversial split decision.
Expect the highly anticipated rematch to headline a PPV in the coming months.
Winner: Mark Hunt
Who Should He Fight Next: Andrei Arlovski
The old man still has it!
At 41-years old, Mark Hunt stepped into the Octagon at UFC 193 at a career crossroads; Coming off two straight (technical) knockout losses, the "Super Samoan" needed a victory to prove he can still hang with the best of them in the UFC's Heavyweight division.
Hunt's knockout over Antonio Silva may not prove he still has what it takes to fight the cream of the crop at Heavyweight, but considering how crazy the state of Heavyweight MMA is, anything is possible for the combat sports legend.
While some would like to see Hunt compete against fighters who are eligible to be knocked out cold, I suspect UFC brass to give the "Super Samoan" one more crack at a top contender, and that would be a battle against the streaking Andrei Arlovski.
Winner: Robert Whittaker
Who Should He Fight Next: Vitor Belfort
Robert Whittaker looked like an elite Middleweight contender at UFC 193 by defeating Uriah Hall via unanimous decision.
The 24-year old's aggression, activity, power, and relentless pressure stifled Hall throughout the fight, and earned Whittaker the biggest victory of his career thus far.
The win should catapult the Kiwi into the division's top-10 (see them here), but I don't believe he is ready to fight the likes of Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, or Jacare Souza.
With that being said, Whittaker should battle savvy veteran Vitor Belfort next to see exactly where he stands amongst the Middleweight elite.
Winner: Jared Rosholt
Who Should He Fight Next: Frank Mir
I would be totally fine with never watching Jared Rosholt fight again after his deplorable performance at UFC 193.
"The Big Show" literally made no attempts to put together any offense against Stefan Struve last night, instead opting to simply run away from gassed giant before taking him down and holding him for minutes at a time.
The fight was one of the worst PPV openers in recent memory, and you can bet UFC matchmakers will not be racing to get Rosholt back into the mix.
Whenever Rosholt does return, I'd like to see him face someone with a revered ground game, and who better than former UFC champion Frank Mir?
For complete results from UFC 193: "Rousey vs. Holm," including play-by-play updates click here.