Five Matches to Make After UFC 134
With UFC 134: Silva vs Okami now in the books, it's time to move on to the next chapter.
Last Saturday at UFC 134, Anderson Silva made Yushin Okami looked like less than ordinary, as the reigning middleweight champion defeated one of the best challenger in the sport. It was The Spider’s ninth successful title defense, with a 15-fight win streak. That said, it could be a no brainer if fans will run out of superlatives to describe Anderson Silva’s fighting prowess in the future.
But moving on, check out what matches would fans would like to see after UFC 134.
Forrest Griffin vs Jon Jones – Quinton Jackson Loser
At 32, Forrest Griffin has just started to drift away from his prime, making too high a profile to face anyone outside the cream of the crop. However, he still needs to heal his wounds before looking for his next meaningful battle. And with Jon Jones defending his light heavyweight title this September against Quinton Jackson, perhaps the reigning king will give UFC a reason to give Forrest Griffin and Quinton Jackson a chance to meet again.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs Frank Mir
After 41 professional matches, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira still has fire burning in his belly. He was able to score the third knockout of his career at UFC 134 after 18 months of layoff. And now that he is back in fighting condition, a rematch with Frank Mir – who defeated him in 2008 – makes perfect sense.
Yushin Okami vs Demian Maia – Jorge Santiago Winner
Smashed by Anderson Silva, Yushin Okami will need some time off to heal physically and mentally. But despite the loss, he’s still one of the world’s premiere middleweight fighters. That said, a pivotal winner between Demian Maia and Jorge Santiago would fit into The Thunder’s future plans quite nicely.
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs Phil Davis
Last Saturday, the former light heavyweight champion – Mauricio “Shogun” Rua – avenged his submission loss against Forrest Griffin in 2007. However, potential challengers in the division appears to be few and far between in the moment. And with Jon Jones facing Quinton Jackson at UFC 135, that leaves Phil Davis to be the Shogun’s next contender.
Aderson Silva vs Dan Henderson
With his 15-fight win streak, Anderson Silva scored six knockouts, four technical knockouts, and three submissions. And included in his victim’s list is Dan Henderson. It is believed that the reigning Strikeforce light heavyweight champion will make a promotional cross over in UFC, and he will be competing in the promotion’s November event on FOX. However, Anderson Silva is said to be not part of the November card. Regardless, a rematch between the two champions could give the fans a blast.
So, what other matches would you like to see after UFC 134? Post it at the comments, because UFC might be listening.