There is still no lineup announced yet for UFC 200, which is less than four months away. The UFC is in full force with its “Unstoppable” campaign right now and while there may not be any fights listed for UFC 200, it is still fun to speculate who might be fighting on July 9th. Here is what three fights Joe Silva and Sean Shelby should make for UFC 200.
Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo 2 (Featherweight Championship): A good amount of people may get upset that Frankie Edgar does not get the title shot against the Irishman, but Aldo has recently been pushing hard for a rematch and may get his wish from Dana White. Stylistically, a McGregor vs. Aldo rematch could turn into a great fight. While McGregor did beat Aldo in just 13 seconds, it will be extremely difficult for “Mystic Mac” to have a repeat performance. Both are exceptional strikers. McGregor likes to throw different combinations as he cuts angles, while Aldo uses devastating leg kicks to wear down his opponents.
Jose Aldo was the first and only UFC featherweight champion before his loss to McGregor. Many considered Aldo as the pound-for-pound champion during Jon Jones‘s absence. It would only be fair for Aldo, that White grants him his wish considering how dominant his run was before UFC 194. It also helps that Aldo and McGregor have some bad blood, which could generate a tremendous amount of hype.
Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Nate Diaz 2 (Lightweight Championship): Nate Diaz is on top of the world. The Stockton product has had the entire world talking about him after his submission victory over Conor McGregor. Diaz seems a much more motivated and improved fighter since his loss to Rafael Dos Anjos in December 2014. The 30 year-old has been able to utilize his reach and height advantage in his last two wins over Michael Johnson and Conor McGregor. That alone could prove troublesome for RDA who would have a five-inch reach disadvantage.
It also looks like Dos Anjos will not be fighting Conor McGregor any time soon. McGregor has indicated he wants to defend his 145-pound belt. Also, with the other top contenders in the 155-pound division already booked with fights, this matchup with Diaz makes the most sense.
Georges St. Pierre vs. Anderson Silva (Catchweight Bout): GSP was recently spotted at UFC 196. There has been much speculation that he is planning for a comeback and if that is the case, the perfect fight would be against Anderson Silva. Throughout the years, GSP vs. Silva has been a dream fight every MMA fan wanted to see. There were numerous speculations that the bout would happen but never came to fruition. Although this fight would definitely not be as exciting four or five years ago, it’s still a fight many people would want to see.
“The Spider” is at the twilight of his MMA career. What better way to conclude his historic career than a fight with Georges St. Pierre? Both were considered no. 1 and 2 for the pound-for-pound great list for a long time.