if it were Monson vs Silvia, I say Monson is the next champ
but since AA gets his rematch, I think he wins and reigns as champ until Vera is ready to take it from him.. I dont think Vera is ready yet, yes he beat Assuerio but thats a fight IMO that he wont win every time, Vera is hot right now and continued that streak by beating him but Assurieo should enough IMO to make me believe he was a handful for Vera, I was suprised to see Vera win in what I thought was the only way he could.. I didnt see Vera beating him standing up although hes much more versitile with his stand-up game I just didnt see him knocking out Silva, and I thought if it stayed standing up that Assuerio would eventually KO Vera, I didnt see Vera being able to take down Assuerio either and winning that battle as well... but low and behold Assuerio is in the process of taking down Vera and he locks in a gulliontine.
Assuerio I think is a viable contendor for the belt too.. against either Silvia or AA, he just needs more fights under his belt.. the guy has the makings of a contender for sure and knows what hes doing in the octagon.