The UFC has some solid fighters who have recently fought or just haven’t been booked. I put together a list of fights I would pay to see. From ex-champion to rising star, these fights not only make sense but are also top notch in entertainment. Here are some bouts I would like to see booked.
Middleweight: #7 (LHW) Rashad Evans vs #9 Tim Kennedy: After a brutal KO loss to Glover Teixeira at UFC on Fox 19, Rashad Evans is apparently considering a drop to middleweight. A fight with a top 10 opponent makes sense for Evans, so why not give him Tim Kennedy. Kennedy has had a huge delay since his last bout which was a loss to Yoel Romero. I wouldn’t mind seeing this fight on a FOX or FS1 main card in the late summer.
Welterweight: #7 Neil Magny vs #4 Carlos Condit: Magny is on a 3 fight win streak and has won 9 of his last 10; the loss is to #6 Damien Maia. Condit has always had world-class striking with literally every part of every limb he has. This will really test the toughness, chin, and the real talent Magny has. This will be a great FS1 co-main event.
Featherweight: #14 Yair Rodriguez vs #7 Charles Oliviera: Rodriguez is probably the most talented UFC youngster, but he can compete with some top-notch vets. Oliviera is a veteran, high-level grappler, and a submission specialist. Rodriguez has flashy striking skills, and this contradicts Oliveira’s. This could be on the main card of a PPV and is well worth $60.
Middleweight: #7 Lyoto Machida vs #5 Anderson Silva: When I realized these two Brazilian legends have yet to step in the octagon together I was shocked. Unfortunately, Machida is suspended and Silva needs surgery on his gall bladder. So, this bout won’t be considered for a while. If this fight is booked it should main event a FOX card or an FS1 card in Brazil.
All of these bouts make sense and are reasonable to be booked. If they are booked, which is somewhat doubtful, consider me an MMA genius. Let me know if you agree, disagree, and tell me what fights you want to see booked on twitter (@CHEWY_0) or in the comments.