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Five Matches to Make After UFC 132

Written on July 09, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Now that UFC 132 is part of MMA history, here are five matches that fans would like to see in the coming days.

For 25 captivating minutes, and reminded everyone what MMA in its purest form is. Two of the world’s notable bantamweight fighters locked horns last July 2, with the reigning champion ultimately defending his title. While Dominick Cruz’s victory is undoubtedly satisfying on a personal level, it was not decisive enough for a trilogy match against .

The bantamweight division is still developing, while the next number one contender is not yet ready for the harvest. That said, check out the matches that fans would like to see after .

Dominick Cruz vs Urijah Faber III
A good rivalry always need a rubber match. And while Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber are still on their prime, there’s no better time to make it happen but now.

vs GSP-Diaz Winner
Carlos Condit made a statement at UFC 132 with his brilliant flying kick and follow-up punches over last Saturday. In a split second, the Korean fighter is undefeated no more. Albeit takedown defense remains a concern, Carlos Condit was one of the most complete fighters in the welterweight division. That said, he deserves to have a crack for the welterweight title.

vs Franklin-Nogueira Winner
Despite his MMA career being on the verge, Tito Ortiz was able to submit Ryan Bader at UFC 132. With his recent victory, he deserves a rematch against Forrest Griffin. However, Tito Ortiz may also loom on the winner of Rick Franklin vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at the upcoming UFC 133 on August 6.

vs Miller-Henderson Winner
With his blinding speed and knockout power, Melvin Guillard can be the scariest lightweight fighter there is. He recorded his fifth win after defeating Shane Roller at UFC 132 last Saturday. And with the Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard III still hanging, he can stand a chance for a title. That is if Melvin Guillard can pass through whoever wins between Jim Miller and Ben Henderson at UFC Live 5.

vs Jorge Santiago
Wanderlei Silva’s career has never been vague, following his loss over Chris Leben last Saturday. But in case he continues, maybe a match-up with Jorge Santiago can find its way on UFC’s fight menu.

Do you have other match-ups that would like to see after UFC 132? Share it by leaving a comment.


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