Post-UFC Fight Night 104 Matchmaking Predictions

Felice HerrigThe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Houston, TX for the fifth time in promotional history this past Saturday (February 4, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 104: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie. It was a fun night of mixed martial arts action that saw seven of 12 bouts end inside the distance. The scraps are now behind us, so let’s take a look at some potential matchups featuring a few of the competitors from the evening… Felice Herrig vs. Michelle Waterson Herrig defeated Alexa Grasso via unanimous decision in the co-main event of the evening to put herself at two straight wins inside the Octagon. Following her victory, she called for a matchup with Waterson, who she was previously scheduled to fight before Waterson was rebooked for a main event slot against Paige VanZant, who she defeated via technical submission in the very first round of action. I think Herrig versus Waterson would be a fun fight in the UFC’s 115-pound division, and I see it as being a ‘Fight of the Night’ contender, regardless of the card it is booked on. I think it would be a good fit to the main card or as the preliminary card headliner for May’s UFC 211 in Dallas, TX. If not for today’s Reebok rules, I’m sure Herrig would make that walk-out wearing a Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders outfit! Alexa Grasso vs. Paige VanZant Grasso came up short in a closely-contested unanimous decision to Herrig and suffered her first taste of professional┬áMMA defeat. For her next outing inside the Octagon, I would like to see her take on the VanZant in what I think would be a recipe for fireworks. This potential strawweight contest would be a solid addition to the preliminary card for, again, the aforementioned UFC 211 card in Dallas this May. James Vick vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier Every now and then, I think of a potential matchup that gets me really excited, and this is one of them! I think Vick versus OAB would be a very fun scrap in the UFC’s lightweight division, and I would love to see this fight booked for a future fight card. Both fighters are coming off submission victories, and I think pitting them against each other inside the Octagon would be a recipe for fireworks. Please add this one to the Pay-Per-View main card at UFC 211 too, thanks! Abel Trujillo vs. Scott Holtzman Trujillo fell to Vick, losing by third-round D’arce choke submission. For his next outing inside the Octagon, I would like to see him paired up with Holtzman, who came up short on the judges’ scorecards against Josh Emmett a couple of months back. I think this would be a solid matchup in the UFC’s lightweight division, and I would like to see it booked for a future fight card, preferably the prelims for May’s UFC 211 card in Dallas as well.

Written by Gabe Killian

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