like ive said in earlier threads. the new boys in the hw divison, vera, monson and pe de pano are going to become the top dogs sooner rather then later. if aa beats sylvia then sylvia is out of the ufc and monson takes the title in the next match followed by a monson vera fight which is up in the air as for the winner. but if sylvia wins then aa my be kept as a gatekeeper of sorts and i can see a vera fight in the near future with vera winning. monson beats sylvia and then vera monson for the title.
if pe de pano becomes proficient with his standup he has a very good chance of contending for the title as well. him with solid stand up is very similar to vera with IMO pe de pano having the slight edge on the ground and vera on the feet they are both long and lanky and i think give pe de pano a few more mma fights and those two would have a great fight.
Fabricio Werdum, The Future