UFC Fight Night 89: Matches to Make

Stephen Thompson vs. Welterweight Champion

Seven straight wins, four finishes beaten former champion and the last number one contender. Sorry Damien Maia, but Stephen Thompson has earned his title shot. Regardless of what happens in the Lawler vs. Woodley bout and who comes out with the title, this man has earned the right to fight for gold.

Rory MacDonald vs. Johnny Hendricks

MacDonald has come up short in his last two fight and despite him leaving the promotion potentially, I would want to see him fight Hendricks. Now, Hendricks is set to face off with Kelvin Gastelum next month, but win or loss this fight still makes sense. One of these two may not be an elite level Welterweight anymore, so might as well let them face off to see who still deserves that title bestowed upon them.

Donald Cerrone vs. Neil Magny

Tow of the busiest guys in the sport of MMA and I like Cerrone at 170 honestly. They could fight two days, two weeks or two months from now, it does not matter. I just want to see these two bought fighters face off as soon as possible.


Steve Bosse vs. Gian Villante

Bosse and Villante will never crack the top 15 in their division, but they still put on wholly entertaining fights and would be an absolute war between these two. Sound like a plan for the underwear doc the New York card later this year.

Joanne Calderwood vs. Barb Honchak

Calderwood won the UFC’s first female Flyweight fight and they should keep the division. Just do as before and take a bunch of fighters from Invicta and add them into the division. Honcho is the champion their and have her face Calderwood for the UFC title.

Krzysztof Jotko vs. Gegard Mousasi

Derek Brunson just dropped out of his fight with Mousasi at UFC 200 and despite it being less than a month away, Jotko picked up his fourth straight win with a huge knockout in less than a minute. Have that training camp pull double duty and take the biggest fight of your career.

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