UFC 180 Future Matches will tell you who we think all the big winners from the weekend should face in their next outing to the Octagon.
UFC 180 Future Matches will also let you in on who the losers should face to look to rebuild their career.
UFC 180 Future Matches: Winners
Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez
Werdum proved himself to be the best Heavyweight there is in the world, and that may even include Velasquez. Compare their records and in their last five fights, Werdum has taken out five of the toughest fighters in the division while Velasquez has beat two tough fighters repeatedly. When and if they match up it will be for all the marbles, but that all depends on Velasquez being healthy.
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Demian Maia
Everyone is claiming that Gastelum is ready to face off with the top of the division, but a lot of people forget he is only five fights into his UFC career and ten fights overall. Demian Maia may not be the fighter he used to be, but he is tough on the feet and can see just how good Gastelum’s ground game is.
Ricardo Lamas vs. Chad Mendes
Lamas proved to return to form which he lost in his fight with Jose Aldo. He also did not look great when taking on Hacran Dias. Dropping and submitting Dennis Bermudez proved himself, and now he needs to face off with another former contender. Mendes will provide that test since he is coming off his second loss to Aldo.
Jessica Eye vs. Bethe Correia
Eye finally picked up her first UFC win in her third attempt. She ha s aways to go to build up her hype since before her UFC debut, and her failed drug test hurt her more than she could know. Correia has picked up three straight wins and is ready for the next test which Eye can provide. The winner will go up into the top five of the division.
UFC 180 Future Matches: Losers
Mark Hunt vs. Josh Barnett
Hunt only has four fights left on his contract and he most likely wants to end his career fighting for the title. Given that he gave the UFC a big favor by taking this title fight on short notice maybe two or three wins will line him up for another shot. A good start to that run would be taking out long time veteran Josh Barnett which could happen early next year.
Dennis Bermudez vs. Loser of Jeremy Stephens vs. Charles Olivera
Bermudez finally got a chance to prove himself and he was starched quick in the first round. All three of these fighters have flirted with the top ten but losses have held them back. The winner of Stephens and Olivera will jump into the top ten, but if the loser faces off with Bermudez it will prove who should still stay a contender for that spot.