Friday, December 15, 2017

8 Rematches the UFC Has to Book in 2018

UFC rematches in 2018

Here are 8 rematches the UFC should look at booking in 2018: 

8) Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier II
Alvarez and Poirier slugged it out earlier this year.
The bout was ruled a No Contest (NC) due to Alvarez landing a series of illegal knees in the second round.

7) TJ Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz II
They first met in December 2015 at UFC 194, where Rockhold stopped Weidman in a memorable war, Both are coming off solid wins, and having them cross paths within another fight or two would leave no doubt as to who the rightful heir to that title shot is.

 6) Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman II 
Cruz after a long layoff beat Dillashaw at a UFC Fight Night in January 2016 to retain his title at the time.
The fight was extremely close, however, a rematch between them necessary in the Bantamweight division.

5) Robbie Lawler vs. Nick Diaz II 
Both met back at UFC 47, where Diaz successfully got the win via a KO punch.
The fight itself was incredibly memorable, with plenty of posturing and trash talk throughout.

4) Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson II
 They first met in October 2015 at UFC 192, where Cormier got a close split decision win.
The first fight was epic, a rematch would be exciting in the light heavyweight division.

3) Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas II
Namajunas stunned the MMA world at UFC 217, wasting longtime strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk with a clean lead hook. However, Jedrzejczyk deserves an immediate rematch.

2) Conor McGregor vs. Max Holloway II
McGregor beat the featherweight champion in 2013 via unanimous decision when the two fighters were just starting out in the UFC. 
Holloway has won 12 fights in a row since that.

1) Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz III
This is obviously the most anticipated rematch in UFC history. McGregor and Diaz have provided two memorable wars in March and August 2016, and people are dying to see a third.


Give it up with the McGregor/Diaz rubber match. Not going to happen. And no one is interested anymore