| | Demian Maia vs Thales Leites
These two middleweights have been very VERY impressive in their MMA careers and have performed dominantly within the UFC middleweight division and could arguably be in line for a title shot against Anderson in the near future, considering that Hendo is fighting Franklin at 205? in January and Okami/Lister doesn't feel to me like the type of fight that could dictate a true contender and Bisping and Marquardt are also in the mix, but these two Brazilians have been on utter tears lately!
After Cote, I think either of these opponents would provide a solid ground opposition to Silva and a match up between these two could decide the winner and even if it wasn't a #1 Contenders match, I think it would be an impressive and entertaining war.
Who ya got?
MY MMA RANKINGS
HW Cain JDS Werdum Cormier Barnett Bigfoot Overeem Mir Browne Nelson
LHW Jones Machida Evans Hendo Goose Teixeira Davis Shogun Mousasi Bader
MW ASilva Belfort Weidman Jacare Okami Rockhold Kennedy Consta Bisping Boetsch
WW GSP Hendricks Condit MacDonald Diaz Maia Fitch Kampmann Ellenberger Pyle
LW Bendo Alvarez Grant Melendez Thomson J.Miller Diaz Pettis Chandler dos Anjos Gray
FW Aldo Mendes Curran Lamas Frankie Zombie Cub Lentz Kawajiri Siver