Fights to make after UFC211 - do you want to see these? (VIDEO)

by Hati Lua

Jun 3, 2017

Fights to make after UFC211 - do you want to see these? (VIDEO)

At the tournament UFC 211 many excellent battles, eminent fighters and high-quality knockouts. On the show, both champions defended their titles, two potential candidates for other titles were determined, and in general, there was a lot of interesting things.

Now it's time for UFC matchmakers to get down to work and start working on battles for UFC 211 members.

About what the next steps of the main characters of the event can become, will be discussed further.

Eddie Alvarez vs Dustin Poirier II

Here everything is simple. In view of the much-controversial stoppage of their bout on UFC 211, revenge begs of itself. The fight was just perfect, while Alvarez at the end of the 2nd round didn’t strike a couple of banned knee bangs. The fight was declared invalid, although Poirier demands that he be awarded by a disqualification of the opponent. It's unlikely that the sports authorities will take it, the return match is the best way to find out which of them deserves a victory.

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Tyron Woodley vs Demian Maia

Demian Maia more than deserved the battle for the title of the UFC. The 39-year-old master of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu spent a 7-match winning streak in 3 years defeating such rivals as Alexander Yakovlev, Ryan LaFlare, Neil Magny, Gunnar Nelson, Matt Brown, Carlos Condit and now Jorge Masvidal. Maia is not getting any younger, and it's great that Dana White secured for him the right of the next combat attempt for the welterweight title.

Junior Dos Santos vs Alexander Volkov

Alexander Volkov - a fighter of the top 10 rating of the UFC and Junior dos Santos is still there, despite losing to Miocic. For the Brazilian, this option is good because he gets into the rivals top heavyweight who doesn’t know the defeats in the UFC. For the ex-champion Bellator, this fight certainly gives more. Volkov will get a chance to significantly increase his stocks, because JDS is not Roy Nelson, and winning over him will move you from the ranked place and give you popularity, having secured as a new challenger with two good names in the resume.

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Joanna E. Edzheychik vs Rose Namajunas

In flyweight there are not so many real contenders, so there is every reason to believe that the terror of Edzheychik in the division will continue. For Rose Namajunas, in order to finally deserve a title-shot, another victory is needed, but the picture to date is that she really is the most viable contender for the belt with her confident victory over Michelle Waterson last month.


Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou

Fans, probably, in a larger mass will demand from the UFC the Miocic battle with Cain Velasquez. The latter almost two years ago lost the title, losing to Fabrice Werdum, whom the Croatian firefighter quickly destroyed. Since then, the leg of Cain has only once stepped into the octagon, figuring out Travis Brown. One battle in almost two years, plus an unstable state of health, doesn’t in any way contribute to making Velasquez the number one contender.

Meanwhile, there is a guy in the heavyweight who won all five meetings in the octagon and recently got a big name in the list of his victims - Andrei Orlovsky, who was knocked out. The heavy weight belt contenders needs fresh blood and Miocic's battle with the rising star Francis Ngannou will satisfy so many fans.

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Frankie Edgar vs Max Holloway / The Korean Zombie

Frankie Edgar has won 7 of the last 8 fights, including the recent confident victory over Yair Rodriguez. At the moment, the former UFC champion in light weight looks like the main contender for the belt in the category up to 145 pounds. But there is one "but".

Early next month in Rio de Janeiro on UFC 212 full-time champion in light-weight weight Jose Aldo and temporary Max Holloway will determine the single owner of the belt. Edgar in this pair should rely on the victory of the Hawaiian, because if Aldo succeeds, he can hardly hope for a title-shot. The fact is that Edgar twice (in 2013 and 2016) unsuccessfully tried to take away the title from the Brazilian.

Given the victory of Aldo, Edgar still has a very attractive option with Chang Sung Jung. According to rumors, the "Korean zombie" in July at the UFC 214 to fight against Ricardo Lamas.

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