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7 UFC Dream Matches in 2021

UFC roster as a whole keeps improving yearly. World class fighters globally. Many fights to schedule in 2021 with be scheduled on Main Event slots, Featuring prelims. 2021 will be an exciting year for UFC.

Weili Zhang vs Valentina Shevchenko

Weil Zhang Queen of the Women’s Strawweight Division going to fight Carla Esparza but most likely will win this fight in dominant fashion. Fight Rose Namajunas next in mid 2021. Move up to the 125 pound Flyweight Division and face Valentina Shevchenko. Shevchenko has no challenges so Dana White better schedule this dream matchup. Champion vs Champion.

Cody Garbrandt vs TJ Dillashaw 3

Rivalry between Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw is one of my favorite rivalries in sports. Beef they have of being teammates at Team Alpha Male. Two entertaining fights as Dillashaw knocked out Cody in both fights. Continuing storyline as Cody new & improved learning striking from Mark Henry(Striking coach genius) while TJ Dillashaw returns to the Octagon after a suspension. Second fight back is against Cody Garbrandt.

Gane vs Overeem

Cyril Gane rising Heavyweight, All around talent is the #7th ranked UFC Heavyweight. Former Training Partner of Francis Ngannou is facing Junior Dos Santos. Passing of the torch fight. Win against Junior can lead to another GREAT fight against Allistar Overeem. Overeem seeking one more run for the title. Overeem can show he still has enery left in the tank facing Cyril Gane. Heavyweight in the prime of his career.

Gastelum vs Weidman

Kelvin Gastelum gave Israel Adesanya the toughest fight of his MMA career. Kelvin now on a three fight losing fight but he’s motivated entering the 2021 season, Kelvin be back better than ever as he can face former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman. Weidman one more run for the title as he believes he can be a tough matchup for Izzy.

Luque vs Maia

Vicente Luque Rising Welterweight ranked #10. 15-3 UFC record, Two fight winning streak. Earning the respect from Wonderboy Thompson. Passing of the torch fight that can lead to being a UFC welterweight contender. Defeating a Brazlian legend.

Makhachev vs Dos Anjos

Islam Makhachev( Khabib’s bestfriend and training partner) the next Khabib having a lot of trouble scheduling fights. Canceled fights from injury to testing positive for Covid-19. Islam is fighting Drew Dober as Dober is Justin Gaethje training partner. Expect Islam to defeat Dober and next fight against Rafael Dos Anjos. Dos Anjos looked spectacular in his fight against Paul Felder.

Dos Anjos 36 years old Top Ten UFC Lightweight, One more run for the title defeats Islam Makhachev. Boost him up the rankings to challenge for the UFC Lightweight Title. Islam defeats Dos Anjos moving forward, Few more fights away from being a title challenger.

Zabit Magomedsharipov vs Korean Zombie

Zabit Magomedsharipov highlight reel striking from his boxing to kickboxing, Mark Henry raves about him. Claiming he’ll be a UFC Featherweight Champion. #3 UFC Featherweight one more fight away from challenging for the Featherweight title. Perfect opponent is against Korean Zombie coming off a loss to Brian Ortega. Finally get to see Zabit fight and against one of the best Featherweights in the world. Recognized for his WARS that fans love.

Brendan Allen Top 15 Middleweight with Win

Brendan Allen 15-3 Middleweight, Former LFA Middleweight Champion, Dana White Contender Series alumni. UFC record of 3-0 looking to be 4-0 with a win against the savage himself Ian Heinisch #15 Middleweight.

Win against Ian Heinisch will replace his spot at #15 and be a rising UFC Middleweight at 24 years old.

“It’s cool to see those things, but I don’t pay any attention to it,” he said of the three strong performances that carry him into Saturday’s meeting with Heinisch in Las Vegas. “It doesn’t mean anything to me right now. Every fight is my biggest fight, no matter whom it’s against and it doesn’t matter what you’ve done.

https://www.ufc.com/news/brendan-allen-tunnel-vision-santos-teixeira-vegas-13

So far this is the biggest fight of his life fighting Ian Heinisch, Step in the right direction.

Stealing the show at UFC Fight Night Teixeira vs Santos with the performance of his life.

“I’m going to let it show on Fight Night. ” https://www.ufc.com/news/brendan-allen-tunnel-vision-santos-teixeira-vegas-13

” I just want to go out there and be the guy that’s been in the gym and do what I need to do and be very calculated and take advantage of anything that he leaves open. I just want to capitalize on everything, I want to feel fear in his heart and make him second guess things really early that’s my goal every time is just instill fear make them second guess and that’s the goal Saturday night put fear in his heart and make him second why he’s there.” Brendan Allen

Brendan Allen labels Ian Heinisch a step down in competition, Will see tonight if he makes easy work of Ian Heinisch. Shows that he’s a UFC Middleweight to watch for the future.

Youseff Zalal vs Ilia Topuria What a Great Fight to Watch Tonight

Youssef Zalal vs Ilia Topuria is the first fight on the Main Card of Moraes vs Sandhagen. Zalal vs Topuria is a fight that’s truly flying on the radar but fans will be aware who these two are after the fight is over!!

Youssef Zalal

Youssef Zalal UFC STAR in the making is only 24 years old, Consistently improving fight by fight as he’s very similar to the way Dominick Cruz fought with his quick movement. When Zalal is scheduled to fight I’m always watching.

Zalal is Al Montoya’s protégé as Zalal trains at the underrated gym FactoryX Muay Thai with Anthony Smith, Brandon Royval, Devonte Smith, Ian Heinisch. Learning from all different type of fighters and styles. Zalal is the next great fighter to come out of FactoryX Muay Thai.

Ilia Topuria

Ilia Topuria #1 Georgian Prospect 8-0 record, Former Cage Warriors Bantamweight Champion. Successful wins in the Brave Combat Federation. Topuria is only 23 years old. One of the best European Featherweight prospects.

Ottaman Azaitar vs Lando Vannata

Ottaman Azaitar significant second UFC win over Khama Worthy who was on a two fight win streak of his own. First round finish over Worthy that even impressed Dana White. Taking advantage of the spotlight in the co- main event of Waterson vs Hill.

“You never know how it goes,” Azaitar told reporters, including MMA Junkie, following the win. “You prepare. You give your best in the preparation, and you have to be ready for every situation in the fight. Me, I go every fight for 15 minutes and try to put my best and put my whole efforts in these 15 minutes. But sometimes it comes like in this situation.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/09/ottman-azaitar-out-to-win-the-heart-of-the-people-ufc-fight-island

Ottaman definitely gave out his best performance in his win against Khama Worthy. Will look to have another impressive performance in his third fight in the UFC.

Dana White looking to schedule a fight for Azaitar in one of the events in Abu Dhabi.

Azaitar is one of the top 35-40 UFC Lightweights currently and will continue to rise through the UFC Lightweight rankings. One fight can definitely help him rise through the rankings.

Lando Vanatta

Lando Vanatta one talented UFC Lightweight, Remembered for his fight with Tony Ferguson that put him on the map. He’s a tough fighter and to me is the right match up for Ottaman Azaitar.

I don’t expect a first round knock out against Vanatta because he’s one of the toughest Lightweights going even though his record doesn’t show it.

Last fight for Lando Vannata was against Bobby Green on August 1st. Vannata vs Azaitar can be scheduled in December in Abu Dhabi.

Love for this fight to happen!!

Rafael Fiziev Next Fight Options ?

Rafael Fiziev impressively defeated Marc Diakiese, Outstriked him in the three rounds. Blown away by his performance and really looking forward to his next fight. Who should Fiziev fight next?

Lando Vanatta

What a sick fight this would be in my opinion, Vanatta vs Fiziev. Vanatta is a very TOUGH Lightweight, Remembered for his fight against Tony Ferguson. Lando will be a intriguing challenge to Fiziev. Fiziev vs Vanatta has fight of the night potential.

Bobby Green

Bobby Green biggest win of his career was his last against UFC Legend Clay Guida. Now Bobby Green can fight a UFC prospect. Bobby Green 25-10 record with a lot of experience can test Fiziev’s IQ see where he’s at currently. Love this fight as well.

Khama Worthy

Coming off two significant wins off AKA prospect Luis Pena and Devonte Smith. Worthy is a rising Lightweight at 33 years old. He’s a talented fighter, Be the biggest challenge for Rafael Fiziev. Worthy vs Fiziev be a stand up fight for three rounds, See the new tools in the tool shed for Rafael Fiziev.

Overall I’m looking forward to Rafael Fiziev next fight and the future for this man, Truly blown away with his kicks. Potential to become a UFC Lightweight Champion.

Belal Muhammad vs Ponzinibbio September

Belal Muhammad riding high on a three fight winning streak, Latest win against Lyman Good in a three round war. Things are coming into fruition for Belal whose been fighting for the UFC since 2016.

Motivated and visions himself challenging for the title similar to Gilbert Burns whose on his own hot streak right after struggling for some time.

“Nowadays with ranked fighters they use some excuses because they want to hold on to their number. That’s their goal. I want to fight for the title one day and guys like Gilbert Burns, those are the guys who motivate me,” Muhammad said. “It’s all about momentum and it’s about the run you put together. You don’t need to have the longest winning streak to have a title shot, it is about being active and being ready to go anytime.”

https://www.ufc.com/news/belal-muhammad-finds-peace-octagon-ufc-fight-night-vegas-3

Being active and being ready to go anytime is a smart decision for rising Welterweight Belal Muhammad, Seeking tough match ups like Santiago Ponzinnibbio

“I think the next one should be Ponzinibbio,” Muhammad said. “He hasn’t fought in a while. He’s sitting there calling out Rafael dos Anjos whose lost four of his last five and he’s a (lightweight). I feel like me and him should be fighting.

https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/ufc/belal-muhammad-believes-ufc-rankings-need-to-be-abolished-calls-out-santiago-ponzinibbio-colby-covington/

Ask and you shall receive, Belal Muhammad that be the right fight for him and Santiago Ponzinnibbio. Smart business move for him, Calling out fighters instead of sitting on your hands waiting.

Ponzinnibbio vs Muhammad can be a main card fight on a September Fight Night, Main Card Slot for UFC 254.

Defeating a top Welterweight like Santiago Ponzinnibbio who before the injuries was on his way to challenging for the title will be a SIGNIFICANT win his Belal’s career moving forward.

Geoff Neal vs Michael Chiesa UFC 253

Geoff Neal #10 UFC Welterweight last fight was against Mike Perry at UFC 245. Long layoff for Geoff Neal that lead to Geoff Neal returning to his second as a server at the Texas Steakhouse.

Hungry to fight, Calling out top Welterweights such as Michael Chiesa.

“I really just want to fight Chiesa because he’s been ignoring me,” Neal told MMA Junkie. “Like, at first it was just I want to fight him just to fight him, but now I want to fight him because I feel like he’s being a (expletive). I want that Chiesa fight just off personal (expletive) because he’s acting like I’m invisible to him. I’ve been calling him out for (expletive) months. So, I want that fight. (Expletive) him.”

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2020/7/2/21310874/geoff-neal-ufc-michael-chiesa-invisible-welterweight-woodley-mma-news

Fight and a win against Michael Chiesa will hopefully make Geoff Neal no longer need to be a server.

Impressive win nevertheless against Chiesa whose last win was against former UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos.

My opinion Geoff Neal defeating Chiesa will rocket him, Discussed as a future UFC Welterweight Champion.

UFC 253 Cormier vs Miocic is happening August 15th, UFC needs to stack this card top to bottom as a favor for DC. Chiesa vs Neal featuring prelim fight at UFC 253, Main Card slot is the time slots that make sense for Geoff Neal to build up his future.

Looking forward to Geoff Neal’s next fight, Hopefully he fights Michael Chiesa this summer.