Chris Weidman vs. Alan Belcher
Chris has proven himself to be quite the contender, but has one thing holding him back. We have never seen him face a world class striker. If he is to face the champ Anderson Silva, who has no equals, then Weidman needs to be tested on his feet. You can train all you want, but in the cage it’s a completely different story. Belcher is a fighter with Multiple black belts in different striking disciplines, and is very competent on the ground. If Weidman can get past someone as well rounded as Blecher, he will truly deserve his shot.
Mark Munoz vs. Francis Carmont
One loss will not ruin a career, and for Munoz he still has the chance to contend for a title, but first he needs to prove he belongs in the upper echelon of the division. As with most contenders that fail in big fights, they need to prove themselves against the up and comers of the division. Francis Carmont looked great in his fight the other night as well, and may deserve a step up in competition. If Munoz beats Carmont, then he will deserve to stay in the top ten.
James Te-Huna vs. winner of Ryan Jimmo vs. Anthony Perosh
Te-Huna has proven to have great skills within the cage. Going 4-1 n his UFC career, with three finishes in those four wins, and his only loss to top contender Alexander Gustafsson. A match between the winner of Jimmo and Perosh would give way to someone who deserves a shot at the top of the UFC’s light-heavyweight division.
Aaron Simpson vs. Jon Fitch
Aaron Simpson was supposed to fight Fitch, but with Fitch’s injuries he had to pull out. Simpson had a rough time with late replacement Kenny Robertson, but still pulled out the win. In Fitch, he faces a former top contender that if he could beat, would shoot him up the welterweight ladder.