UFC 150 Betting Review & Potential Upcoming Matchups

Nate DiazMMA betting expert Luca Fury plays matchmaker for potential upcoming fights based on UFC 150 results from August 11, 2012. UFC Lightweight Title Fight: Ben Henderson vs. Nate Diaz UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson successfully defended his title for the first time against the man he took it from, Frankie Edgar. It was not without controversy, however, as most spectators seemed to score it for the former champion Edgar. Another fight between the two is certainly justified, but given that this bout was an immediate rematch, the UFC will not be booking a third matchup anytime soon. Instead, the No. 1 contender Nate Diaz is expected to get his first crack at UFC gold. UFC Featherweight Title Fight: Frankie Edgar vs. Jose Aldo-Erik Koch winner UFC president Dana White has been outspoken about his desire to see Edgar drop down the the featherweight division. White’s stance didn’t make much sense when Edgar was holding the 155-pound title, but now would be as good of a time as any for the former champion and undersized lightweight to make the cut. Considering most thought Edgar won his last title effort against Henderson, selling a fight against the champion in a the weight class below should not be too hard. The current featherweight champ is Jose Aldo, who will defend his title against Erik Koch at UFC 153 in October. Having Edgar face any featherweight other than the winner of that fight seems like a waste of time. Lightweights: Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis In a match between two former teammates, Donald Cerrone and Melvin Guillard promised fireworks. They delivered. Cerrone was dropped with a counter left hook seconds in, but he showed his great chin and outstanding recovering ability once again and survived the onslaught. Unfortunately for Guillard, he does not possess the same traits, as the tables were turned and he was knocked out with with a head kick-right straight combination from Cerrone shortly after. Cerrone is well-rounded and never in a boring fight, much like fellow lightweight contender Anthony Pettis. The two are mirror images of each other, and fans have been clamoring to see the two duel for quite some time. Fortunately, all things point to this matchup finally coming to fruition later this year. Middleweights: Yushin Okami vs. Jake Shields In a 2006 in the Rumble On The Rock, Yushin Okami and Jake Shields fought in the semifinals of the promotion’s welterweight tournament. After a hard-fought 15 minutes, Shields walked away with a highly controversial, majority-decision win. Six years later, it seems like the perfect time to finally settle the score. Since then, both have moved up the middleweight class and are are at a similar place in the division. They both also fought and won at UFC 150, so their schedules line up. Let’s just hope Zuffa pulls the trigger and makes this fight happen.

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