Charles Oliveira vs Dustin Poirier
Charles Oliveira is the new undisputed UFC lightweight champion after he defeated Michael Chandler in the main event of UFC 262. Charles is on a spectacular winning streak in the UFC’s toughest division. With the epic trilogy fight between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor looming at UFC 264, to me the winner of that fight moves on to challenge Charlie Olives. Dustin Poirier looking like the best version of himself, I forecast a win for the Diamond at UFC 264. The poster for UFC 268, Oliveira vs Poirier “Pain in Full”.
Michael Chandler vs Justin Gaethje
Michael Chandler left Houston, Texas with a loss however, captured a ample amount of new fans and limelight. Michael Chandler looked phenomenal in his UFC debut against Dan Hooker and once again in the first round verse Charles Oliveira. Michael Chandler should absolutely fight in a marquee lightweight matchup that can keep his name around the title picture. I would matchup two fan favorites, two great Americans and two high level strikers: Chandler vs Gaethje Book IT!
Beneil Dariush vs Dan Hooker
Beneil Dariush is starting to mirror what the lightweight champion Charles Oliveira with a tremendous winning streak inside the UFC’s lightweight division. Both men just defeated Tony Ferguson via unanimous decision, however I believe Beneil needs 2 more wins to challenge for the championship. I would matchup Beneil Dariush with ultra tough Dan “Hangman” Hooker. I can see this matchup main eventing a fall UFC Fight Night.
Katlyn Chookagian vs Andrea Lee
I would matchup Katlyn Chookagian against Andrea Lee in the near future. Both girls are flyweights, both fought on UFC 262, both coming off a win and both would love to end 2021 on a winning streak.
Edson Barboza vs Josh Emmett
Edson Barboza is coming off a thrilling TKO victory against Shane Burgos at UFC 262. Edson is really finding his footing in the UFC’s featherweight division and could be one or two performances away from his first title shot. Standing in his way is a man that has been a constant in the UFC’s featherweight division for years, Josh Emmett. Both men are coming off incredible victories over Shane Burgos. This fight was almost made a year and a half ago and the MMA gods is willing back together. You’re Welcome, Barboza vs Emmett Pure Violence.