UFC Fight Night 85 Matches to Make

Mark Hunt vs. JDS or Arlovski

Hunt has been on a tear in the UFC outside of his two losses. He still wants to challenge for the title, but he has some hurdles to get there, mainly the people who are at the top of the division. JDS is facing off with Ben Rothwell and Arlovski is facing off with Alistair Overeem. If Overeem of Rothwell win it is not out of the potential possibility that either of them get the next title shot, but if JDS or Arlovski win they still need to string together a few more wins to get to the title. If fighter of them wins, they would make the perfect opponent for Hunt.

Frank Mir vs. Josh Barnett

Both fighters are on a losing streak and nearing the end of their careers. The face doff on but most feel there is unfinished business out there. Maybe they should face off with each other to see who can go out with a win and who is the best of the former UFC champion nearing the age of 40.

Neil Magny vs. Carlos Condit

Magny is on a  tear and has rebounded nicely from his loss to Demain Maia considering he has already won three straight even though the loss was last August. No one knows if Condit is truly done with fighting, but he would be a great test for Magny who is slowly running out of opponents after having eight fights in 18 months.

Hector Lombard vs. Kelvin Gastelum

Both were thought to be contenders at 170 before losses gave them a setback, but both could retain that status if they do not gets many losses on their record. The fight between the two would eliminate one from the rankings, but maybe that is what they need to reach their full potential.

Ross Pearson vs. Jake Matthews

Pearson is a gatekeeper now and Matthews has gone 4-1 with submission victories in all of his wins. He needs a jump up in competition and a name to gain some steam to his run up the division. Pearson adds legitimacy to anyone’s record if they can beat him. He provides the test that Matthews needs at this point in his career.


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