As the dust begins to settle on this evening’s UFC 150 event we take a look at what’s likely to come next for the big winners on the main card.
Dana White has confirmed that Henderson will now go on to defend his lightweight title against Nate Diaz who signed a new multi-fight deal with the UFC earlier this week.
Ok, so Edgar didn’t win tonight, but it was such a close fight that it’s hard to classify him as a loser either. I would like to see him drop down to 145lbs though where I think he’s earned the right to move straight into a title fight against the winner of Jose Aldo Vs Erik Koch.
Prior to tonight’s fight Cerrone was talking up a potential fight with another former WEC star Anthony Pettis, and that sounds as good a fight as any for the ‘Cowboy’ next and the winner could put themselves firmly into the title mix.
A sub-par performance from Shields tonight isn’t going to convince the UFC to put him in a major fight with one of the top contenders next time out. I’d put him in a bout that would really challenge him though, and Hector Lombard fits the bill – another fighter who’s not yet lived up to the promise he showed outside of the UFC.
Okami was originally scheduled to face Rousimar Palhares before the Brazilian had to pull out due to a knee injury, so it seems only right that the two should have the chance to meet later in the year instead.
Holloway is shaping up to be an impressive striking talent in the featherweight division. There’s a number of different potential opponents for him now, but why not keep it simple and pair him up with another of tonight’s victor’s Dennis Bermudez who just happens to also be 2-1 in the UFC so far.