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UFC Live 6 : What's next?
Time to look ahead at what's next for Saturday night's winners and losers.
October 4, 2011, 4:10 pm

It's time, once again, to put on my Joe Silva costume, look into my MMA crystal ball and predict what's next for UFC on Versus 6's winners and losers. Let me know if you agree or disagree with my selections.

Dominick Cruz: TBA
Cruz has to get surgery on his broken right hand, so he will be out for a while anyway. In the meantime, the winner of the UFC 138 Brad Pickett vs. Renan Barao fight and the UFC 139 Urijah Faber vs. Brian Bowles fight will have a chance to stake their claim as the No. 1 contender at 135 pounds.

Demetrious Johnson: Ivan Menjivar
I'm tempted to book Johnson against Joseph Benavidez, but I think the UFC should save that fight for when they introduce the flyweight division. So, let's see how "Mighty Mouse" does against the veteran Menjivar, who has won two in a row in the UFC.

Stefan Struve: Shane Carwin
Carwin needs to work his way back up the heavyweight ladder, and a fight against Struve would be a good test for him. Struve has been adding muscle to frame, so I would be curious to see how he would fare against a strong wrestler like Carwin.

Pat Barry: Christian Morecraft
Barry is one of the most likeable fighters in MMA, and he's always a pleasure to watch fight, but if he can't beat Morecraft -- which I think he can, by the way -- I'm not sure he can hang with the top heavyweights in the world.



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Anthony Johnson:
Jake Ellenberger
Both Johnson and Ellenberger are on the verge of really breaking out at 170. Both are strong wrestlers who also happen to be among the strongest punchers in their weight class. This would make for a great fight.

Matt Wiman: Evan Dunham
Wiman said he wanted to take some time off after his grueling decision win over Mac Danzig, but when he does return, I would like to see him against Dunham, who looked solid in his win over Shamar Bailey last month.

TJ Grant: Shane Roller
This one is pretty obvious.

Paul Sass: Vagner Rocha
I am tempted to book Sass against Cole Miller, but it sounds like Miller's days at 155 are numbered. Instead, let's see how "The Sassangle" does against a ground specialist like Rocha.

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