Ultimate Fight Night Silva vs Arlovski took place in Brazil this weekend and not only did Andrei Arlovski resurrect his career, but he sent Antonio Silva tumbling to the canvas in the process.
For all of the matches to make for Ultimate Fight Night Silva vs Arlovski check out below!
Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett
After his impressive win, Arlovski has finally proven that he can a true contender once again. The issue here is he can stand with the best, but what about his ground game? As long as Cain Velasquez has that belt, no one with a decent ground game is going to be able to take his belt from him. Barnett would prove the test that Arlovski needs in terms of his ground game.
Antonio Silva vs. Winner of Travis Browne vs. Brendan Schaub
Silva needs to rebuild after this devastating loss to Andrei Arlovski, and Browne would more than likely welcome a rematch. Browne has to get past Schaub first, but of course that means that if he does then he deserves a step up in competition as well. Winless in his last two fights, Silva needs to prove he is at the top of the heap once again.
Gleison Tibau vs. Rustam Khabilov
One of the most successful UFC Lightweights of all time, Gleison Tibau deserves a chance to crack the top 15 at 155 once and for all after his win at Ultimate Fight Night Silva vs Arlovski. Khabilov is coming off a submission loss to former champion Benson Henderson and his ground game may be in question. This match could easily co-headline a Fight Night card almost anywhere with its international appealing fighters.
Iuri Alcantara vs. Winner of Alex Caceres vs. Masanori Kanehara
Winning three straight fights since his loss to Urijah Faber, Alcantara may slowly be proving that he does belong in the top ten. Although, there is another fighter that recently lost to Faber who believes he belongs just as much. Caceres has been slowly building his way up the ladder and actually stepped up on short notice to face newcomer Kanehara for the UFC. If he can get past the new UFC import, well it may be a chance for him to get a crack at Alcantara for a chance to break into the top five.
Jessica Andrade vs. Alexis Davis
Andrade has won three straight fights since her debut loss to Liz Carmouche after her win at UFC Ultimate Fight Night Silva vs Arlovski, and not many in the women’s bantamweight division can claim that. She had a rough debut taking on former number one contender Liz Carmouche. It may be time for her to try another former number one contender in the form of Alexis Davis.
Rani Yahya vs. Winner of Marcus Brimage vs. Erik Perez
Yahya was able to prove he was the better fighter in this fight with Johnny Bedford at UFC Ultimate Fight Night Silva vs Arlovski, after the first fight ended in controversy earlier this year. Now he can move on from this fight and challenge some other fighters looking for their spot at 135. He has some of the better BJJ under 145 and both Brimage and Perez could bring an aspect of the ground and standup game to challenge him. It would make a great main event of the undercard for an upcoming Brazil card.