The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Las Vegas, NV last Saturday night (July 8, 2017) using UFC 213: Romero vs. Whittaker. It had been an exciting night of bits that saw five of 11 bouts end within the distance. With the activity now in our rear perspective, let’s take a look at some potential matchups featuring some of the competitors in the evening…
Alistair Overeem vs. Alexei Olinyk
Both these heavyweights were successful in their bouts at UFC 213, together with Overeem edging Fabricio Werdum via majority decision on the judges’ scorecards at a rubber match, and Oliynyk beating Travis Browne by second-round rear-naked choke entry in striking, come-from-behind style. Overeem was hoping to earn a second title shot with this victory, but UFC president Dana White confirmed that he won’t be receiving it. I think a potential matchup against fellow veteran Oliynyk makes sense and are a great fit for the primary card to November’s UFC 217 at nyc.
Fabricio Werdum vs. Derrick Lewis
Werdum came up short on the judges’ scorecards against Overeem and will want to bounce back to the win column his second time out. I believe an opponent that is logical for his next excursion within the Octagon is Lewis, who said that he was retiring after having a fourth-round TKO loss to Mark Hunt but has since changed his tune. I think this potential heavyweight showdown would be the perfect principal occasion for October’s UFC Fight Night in Brazil, in which Werdum would like to have the home advantage.
Rob Font vs. Matthew Lopez
Font defeated Douglas Silva de Andrade through second-round guillotine-choke submission to earn his second consecutive victory inside the Octagon. Because of his second bout, I would like to watch him take on the man rated right below him in Matthew Lopez, who is coming from a first-round TKO of Johnny Eduardo and enjoys a two-fight winning series. I believe this possible bantamweight contest ought to be the featured bout on the televised prelims for October’s UFC 216 in Las Vegas.
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