Honestly I don't see Askren rolling through a few fights and a championship. IMO he will come into the UFC in similar fashion to Lombard. The competition in the top 5 is going to be significantly different than most his fights. I see him being competitive in the top 5 and his wrestling makes him a threat to anyone. That said, I don't have him picked against any one of the top 3 today.
I guess we'll find out sooner than later. I'm sure Alvarez is something pissed right now.