MMA  > General MMA  > Whats next for the winners of UFC 142?
January 15, 2012, 02:50 PM
Some possible matchups for this weekends winners...

Jose Aldo: Erik Koch or the winner of Hatsu Hioki vs Bart Palaszewski.

Vitor Belfort: The Ultimate Fighter and a fight with Wanderlei Silva.

Rousimar Palhares: The winner of Demia Maia vs Michael Bisping or the loser of Chael Sonnen vs Mark Munoz.

Erick Silva: The loser of Thiago Alves vs Martin Kampmann or Seth Baczynski.

Edson Barboza: Gray Maynard or the loser of Melvin Guillard vs Jim Miller.

Thiago Tavares: Gleison Tibau or Danny Castillo.

Gabriel Gonzaga: The winner of Pat Barry vs Christian Morecraft or the winner of Stipe Miocic vs Phillip De Fries.

Yuri Alcantara: Chad Mendes or Darren Elkins.

Mike Pyle: Rick Story or Claude Patrick.

Felipe Arantes: Manny Gamburyan or Pablo Garza.

Your Thoughts?
January 15, 2012  06:48 PM ET

I like all of these, well done.

Arantes vs Manvil "The Anvil" is a really good fight.

Let Pyle lump up "The Borrer" Story, would be a good fight for a lesser known guy to beat him and put him closer to getting cut.

I love the idea of Alcantara vs Money, would be a terrific fight.

Gonzaga vs Barry would be a good fight, but I think the UFC might not unleash such a powerful grappler on a marketable, well liked striker like Barry. I think he would overwhelm Stipe this early in his career. I would rather see Gonzaga fight Travis Browne.

Tibau needs another fight, Tavares in an interesting one for them. I think Tibau wins, but is a good fight.

I like your ideas for Barboza, he is ready for that big step up in competition. I think he would beat Jim, that would be a really good fight to see if he can hang with the elite wrestler/grapplers at 55. I am really intrigued to see him fight Melvin. That would be a great fight for the fans to watch.

As for Silva: He lost that fight. I am with Yamasaki, at least 3-4 or those strikes were illegal. What is next for him should be an immediate rematch with Prater.

I like the idea of "Toquino" fighting the Maia/Bisping winner. Then the winner of that fight fights the winner of Vitor/Wanderlei for a title shot, and the Munoz/Sonnen winner gets the shot in the meantime. Really exciting stuff for the UFC at 185 right now.

I like the Aldo ideas, although maybe he should take a match at 155 and let the division settle a little to provide a clearer challenger, especially if "Bartimus" beats Hioki.

 
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