Top 5 matches to make after UFC Vegas 24
Robert Whittaker vs Israel Adesanya
No clever description needed. Robert Whittaker verse Israel Adesanya for the UFC’s Middleweight Championship PERIOD.
Kelvin Gastelum vs Uriah Hall
In the main event Kelvin Gastelum lost to Robert Whittaker via unanimous decision. Kelvin, has and is a main stay in the UFC’s middleweight division and even in a defeat his stock still rises. Kelvin has fought almost every top 10 middleweight in the division expect, Uriah Hall. Hall has also fought the whos who in the middleweight division. A Hall against Gastelum matchup would catapult one man into a top 5 matchup and sets back the loser to an uphill battle to ever fight for the UFC middleweight championship!
Andrei Arlovski vs Chris Daukaus
In the co main event of UFC Vegas 24, the legend of Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski keeps rolling. Arlovski defeated Chase Sherman in a back and forth fight that Arlovski pulled out via unanimous decision. With over 30 professional wins in his hall of fame career, what or who could be next? ESPN analyst Michael Bisping asked Andrei could this be it or how long would you want to go for, Arlovski replied “I hope I have more years in me”. Andrei Arlovski has won 3 out of 4 and loves challenging against the next generation in the UFC’s heavyweight division. I would matchup the legend Arlovski against another up and comer Chris Daukaus.
Luis Pena vs Joe Solecki
Luis Pena better known as Violent Bob Ross retuned back to the octagon after a 10 month layoff and left a split decision winner against very game Alex Munoz. VBR really entered the flow state in the third round and showed his expectational striking skills. VBR is entering his physical prime and is eager to get back in the octagon. I would match VBR up with ascending Joe Solecki. Jersey Joe is also entering his prime at age of 27 and is riding a 6 fight win streak. A VBR verse Solecki matchup would be a pivotal for both men and the future of the lightweight division.
Gerald Meerschaert vs Rodolfo Vieira
Gerald Meerschaert was the standout performer from the UFC Vegas 24 Prelims. Gerald “GM3” was coming off 2 losses and was searching for a comeback moment. Gerald Meerschaert played the “B Rabbit” role from the Movie “8th Mile” because his palms were sweaty and he captured it! GM3 now holds the UFC middleweight submission record. I would matchup submission expert against submission expert, Gerald Meerschaert against Rodolfo Vieira in a grapplers dream match.