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UFC Fight Night 73 results recap: Next matches to make for 'Teixeira vs. Saint Preux' main card winners in Nashville

After an intriguing UFC Fight Night 73: "Teixeira vs. Saint Preux" event, ponders what is next for the main card winners who picked up victories last Saturday night (August 8, 2015) on the FOX Sports 1 event inside the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee for the first time in over three years for the UFC Fight Night 73: "Teixeira vs. Saint Preux" event this past Saturday night (August 8, 2015), featuring a critical Light Heavyweight slugfest in the main event on FOX Sports 1.

In the end, Glover Teixeira spoiled the homecoming of Ovince St. Preux, choking out "OSP" with a gorgeous rear-naked choke in the third round of an exciting affair (highlights here).

The co-main event featured a robbery of epic proportions, as the judges somehow gave Beneil Dariush the split decision victory over No. 5-ranked Michael Johnson in a fight "The Menace" controlled throughout.

Check out the highlights here.

With that quick recap of last night's marquee bouts, it's now time to play matchmaker with our "Next Matches To Make."

Winner: Glover Teixeira

Who Should He Fight Next: Patrick Cummins or Anthony Johnson

After putting an end to his two-fight losing streak, Glover Teixeira is right back in the mix at the top of the Light Heavyweight heap.

With Daniel Cormier defending his title against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 192, and Rashad Evans returning the same evening to battle Ryan Bader, I suspect the winners to face off for the title next.

That leaves Teixeira to battle No. 10-ranked Patrick Cummins next, or potentially Anthony Johnson if "Rumble" is able to get through Jimi Manuwa at UFC 191 in September.

Winner: Beneil Dariush

Who Should He Fight Next: Tony Ferguson or Eddie Alvarez

Beneil Dariush may not have earned his victory in Nashville, but it certainly isn't his fault the judges are horrendous at their jobs.

With that being said, the Kings MMA product hung in there with a venerable top five opponent, and was far from being outclassed by Michael Johnson.

The "win" won't do much other than prove to UFC brass that Dariush is definitely a top 10 caliber fighter, and he deserves another ranked opponent his next time out.

A fight with Tony Ferguson or Eddie Alvarez could provide major fireworks.

Winner: Derek Brunson

Who Should He Fight Next: Lyoto Machida

It is time for Derek Brunson to fight a top 10 opponent.

The No. 15-ranked Middleweight ran through Sam Alvey last night, knocking the smile off his opponent's face with a blistering combination that forced Mario Yamasaki to call off the fight just 2:19 into the first round.

The knockout was the second straight first round finish for Brunson, and improved his UFC record to 5-1.

The 31-year old continues to improve, and UFC brass could be scheduling him to take on the former Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida next.

Winner: Jared Rosholt

Who Should He Fight Next: Antonio Silva

Watching Jared Rosholt fight is an eyesore, and seemingly every UFC bout he is in becomes a dreadful and sloppy affair.

"The Big Show's" battle against Tim Johnson at UFC Fight Night 73 was more of the same, and the most exciting part of the fight was Rosholt nearly getting decapitated by a vicious onslaught in the final 30 seconds.

Considering how porous the Heavyweight division is, Rosholt deserves a shot at the division's top 15, and that means a battle against "Bigfoot" Silva could be in the cards.

Winner: Amanda Nunes

Who Should She Fight Next: Cat Zingano

Amanda Nunes may have had the best performance of any fighter at UFC Fight Night 73.

Coming in as a major underdog against former No. 1 contender Sara McMann, "The Lioness" stormed right through the Olympian, knocking her down with a brutal combination before choking her out just seconds later.

The finish came at 2:53 of the first round.

Nunes has now earned back-to-back finishes since her tough loss to Cat Zingano back at UFC 178. Considering the Brazilian was winning that fight prior to "Alpha's" unbelievable comeback, I would love to see the two women go at it once again.

Who knows? It could very well be a No. 1 contender's fight.

Winner: Ray Borg

Who Should He Fight Next: Zach Makovsky

Ray Borg has massive potential in the UFC's Flyweight division, and at only 22-years old, you can expect the "Tazmexican Devil" to continue to improve leaps and bounds every time he steps foot into the Octagon.

Although his performance against Geane Herrera won't have fight fans clamoring to see Borg skyrocket up the Flyweight ladder, he got the job done against a very tough and formerly undefeated fighter.

I think a fight against Zach Makovsky could really prove where Borg stands in the Flyweight division moving forward, but it will be a question of whether or not UFC brass is ready to give him a proven contender.

Considering the No. 14-ranked Flyweight missed weight, he may have to take on another unranked prospect in order to get a crack at the division's top 10.

For complete results from UFC Fight Night 73: "Teixeira vs. Saint Preux," including play-by-play updates, click here.

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