Future Fights UFC Fight Night 72 will tell you who we think the big winners should face after they big fights this weekend. Do you agree?
Future Fights UFC Fight Night 72: Main Event
Michael Bisping vs. Robert Whittaker or Kelvin Gastelum
Bisping has not fought a fresh up and comer in years. In fact, the top five of 185 have not had someone under the age of 30 in it in quite some time. Lisping is trying to rebuild himself toward a title shot and people are clamoring for him to rematch other fighters, but Whittaker and Gastelum are the new age. If Bisping wants to stay relevant then he needs to prove it by beating one of this young hungry fighters.
Thales Leites vs. Lyoto Machida
At 1-3 in his last four, it is time for Machida to prove he is still top fighter and not past his prime. Leites has shown improved boxing and still has a great ground game. He only lost a split decision against Lisping but needs a good win in his next fight to keep himself relevant at 185. Plus with many people thinking he won, it should not be a step back in his next fight.
Future Fights UFC Fight Night 72: Co-Main Event
Evan Dunham vs. Adriano Martins
It is time that Martins got to face a big name fighter in his next fight. He sits at 4-1 in his UFC career and his only lost came in his third UFC fight against Donald Cerrone. Since then, he has won two straight fights with a finish and a win over the always tough Rustam Khabilov. This would be a good fight considering both are looking to hop in the 15 and with a win they could easily be there.
Future Fights UFC Fight Night 72: Undercard
Joseph Duffy vs. Nate Diaz
With two fights, two huge wins, and a win over the ultra popular Conor McGregor, it is time for Duffy to take a step up in competition. Diaz has bounced around and is usually hard to pin down for a fight, but he could make a good fight for the next big thing at Lightweight in Duffy.
Joanna Calderwood vs. Michelle Waterson
Both are angling for a title fight at sit at 9 and 12 in the rankings respectively. It might be a smart fight for these accomplished fighters to face off, because with a win it could propel them to being within a fight of their wanted title fight.
Paddy Holohan vs. Justin Scoggins
With Demetrious Johnson, it is hard to discount anyone on a decent wining streak from trying to propel them to the top of the division. Hooligan is at 3-1 in the division, with his only loss coming to Chris Keliadas in a fight of the night effort. Scoggins sits at 15 in the division and a fight with Holohan could show who has more potential.