Diego Nunes vs. Charles Oliveira
Nunes was out-grappled in his bout with Nik Lentz. He has been alternating wins and losses for the past couple of bouts, but he needs to go on a winning streak if he is to work his way back to the top of the division. Oliveira supposedly injured his knee right before his bout with Cub Swanson, but the bottom line is he still lost the fight. This seems like the logical match to make for two people trying to erase the memory of their last fight.
Thiago Tavares vs. Aaron Riley
Tavares has been in the UFC for nearly six years, and while he has never fought for the title, he has also never been dropped from the organization. This loss at UFC on FX 7 was the fastest he had been dispatched in any bout, and at this point it is hard to make matches when he has fought the majority of the lightweight division already. He will most likely get a newcomer in his next bout, but a match with another veteran in Riley would make for a very entertaining fight.
Ben Rothwell vs. Matt Mitrione
Rothwell may proclaim to be in the best shape of his career, but he is far from the fighter that went on a 13-fight winning streak. He still has potential to make a name for himself in the UFC since he is only 31-years old. Mitrione is also coming off a devastating loss to the hands of Roy Nelson. It could be possible that whoever losses this fight may be cut, and that is the the kind of bout that Joe Silva often likes to make.
Daniel Sarafian vs. Cezar Ferreira
This was supposed to be the final of TUF: Brazil, and while Sarafian lost his bout with CB Dollaway, a match with Ferreira still makes sense. It is hard to crown a champion for The Ultimate Fighter when one of the two people fighting for the contract was not supposed to be in the fight to begin with. For fans of the long-running reality program, this fight will provide a real winner of the first international season of TUF.
Michael Bisping vs. Alan Belcher
These two have verbally fought multiple times over the last couple of months, but they have yet to enter the cage to face each other. Bisping said Belcher needed to earn his shot to fight him, but with both having recent losses it seems like the right time to make this match. Obviously, Bisping will want to prove that he does not have a weak chin, and there is no better way to do it then to test it against the strikes of Belcher. Plus, with both wanting to step back into contention quickly, a win for either of them would do that.