UFC Fight Night 82 Matches to Make

Future Matches UFC Fight Night 67

Stephen Thompson vs. Carlos Condit
Thompson may deserve the title shot but it has already been promised to Tyron Woodley even if that may change. If Condit returns instead of retiring, he would make a good fight for Thompson, it is going to be fun for the fans and there is no denying the winner a title shot.

Johny Hendricks vs. Rick Story
Hendricks had his worst loss to date and needs to knock off a few other people before facing anyone in the top five. Also, Story is looking to come back from injury and could be a hard fight for Hendricks considering he handed Hendricks his favorite loss.

Roy Nelson vs. Derrick Lewis
Nelson and Lewis came up big this weekend but have suspect abilities in both of their games. It is the logical next fight for Nelson who looks to win two straight and Lewis needs a big win to put him anywhere near contention for the title after his two knockout losses. Plus, it will be interesting to see what happens when he faces someone that is incredibly hard to knock out.

OSP vs. Ryan Bader
OSP pulled off the win despite injury, but he has a lot of work to do after his recent losses. Both him and Bader need a big win to get them back toward contention after recent losses. It makes sense as both are good wrestlers with knockout power and we do not need more than one of them in the top five.

Joseph Benavidez vs. John Dodson
The two best in the division outside of the champion. They should face off to secure their position, and it makes sense as a next fight for Benavidez as he tries to get a third shot at Demetrious Johnson.

Mike Pyle vs. Ben Saunders
Saunders and Pyle are two very entertaining fighters at 170, but neither of them will touch gold let alone get close to a title shot. Also, they could easily co-headline a FS1 car for headline a PPV undercard based on their name recognition. Plus, how violent is this finish going to be?

Josh Burkman vs. Paul Felder
Felder was a hot prospect coming up but lost two big fights, where as Burkman’s return was tarnished by three straight losses. Now, both are looking to rebuild at 155 after their recent wins. Let’s see who wants it more if they face off at a future event.

Justin Scoggins vs. Zach Makovsky
Makovsky lost another close fight to a top three Flyweight. Scoggins had a big win on he card and professes to be the future champion by the end of the year. Makovsky will be a good litmus test for his ability to test out whether he can be a champion or not or have any shot of beating the current champion.

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