MATCHES TO MAKE AFTER UFC 214
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Anaheim, CA for the seventh time in promotional background last Saturday (July 29, 2017) using UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones II. It was an entertaining night of activity that saw half the bouts end within the space, and together with the bits now in our rear view, let us look at some possible matchups featuring a few of the competitors from the evening…
Daniel Cormier vs. Jimi Manuwa
Cormer dropped his UFC light heavyweight title to former title holder Jon”Bones” Jones in a rematch through third-round TKO. That marked the next defeat of his MMA career, with both against Jones. For his return fight after the reduction, I want to see him shoot on Manuwa, who also came up short at UFC 214, dropping to Volkan Oezdemir via knockout inside of the opening minute of their very first round of action. The Brit was on the brink of a title shot but will now have to go back for another look at the board. In case Cormier and Manuwa won, this fight would have likely gotten made, but that they both came up short, I believe it makes sense to put it all together. 2018 would be a good time to pit these two against each other in what is a striker versus grappler matchup.
Tonya Evinger vs. Liz Carmouche
Evinger made her long-awaited UFC introduction, even though a weight class above in the UFC’s new women’s featherweight division, where she collaborated for the division’s vacant title against Cris”Cyborg” Justino. She came up short, losing the bout via third-round TKO, though she displayed tremendous heart and won over many new fans. She’ll surely be falling down into the UFC’s 135-pound branch for her next bout, where I would love to watch her take on Carmouche, who last saw action at UFC 205 last November in Madison Square Garden in New York City, where she conquered Katlyn Chookagian via split decision. I think a possible Evinger versus Carmouche matchup will result in an superb fit to the preliminary card to the UFC’s upcoming return visit to the Big Apple for UFC 217.
Jason Knight vs. Renato Moicano
Knight and Moicano both came up short this past Saturday night, together with Knight suffering a first-round TKO loss to Ricardo Lamas and Moicano being filed using a guillotine choke by Brian Ortega from the next round of their competition. After the defeats, I think it would make sense to pit these two enjoyable. This potential 145-pound competition would be an ideal fit on the primary card to the UFC Fight Night in Virginia of November.
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