UFC 205 is just around the corner, and this historic first ever UFC card in the big apple needs to have the best fighters on it.
Here is my dream card. Sean Shelby call me if you need any help... 867-5309.
MAIN EVENT: Cris Cyborg vs. Ronda Rousey (A girl can dream right?)
Cyborg made her UFC debut at 199 in her hometown of Curitiba, Brazil and in true Cyborg fashion she finished her opponent in the first round. She has since called out Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate for fights in New York... someone's gotta do it right?
And the Rousey vs. Cyborg drama has gone on long enough damnit! Let's make this happen! Rousey hasn't fought since her loss to Holly Holm, so now her "I'm the champ" excuse doesn't work.
CO-MAIN PICK: Chris Weidman vs Luke Rockhold 2
Since it's clear Michael Bisping is facing Dan Henderson next, Bisping isn't an option for Weidman. It seems most likely that he would headline the New York card as he's a proud New Yorker and was vocal about getting it legalized in the state. He was already booked for a rematch with Rockhold so having that fight rescheduled for the Empire State would probably make the fans really happy.
Eddie Alvarez vs Tony Ferguson
Eddie Alvarez is the new lightweight campion and should face Tony Ferguson as his first title defense. Barn burner am I right?! Ferguson has been in title contention for a while finishing his fights left and right (8 fight win streak 'aint no thang). I wouldn't even hesitate to bump this up to co-main event since it's for a belt.
Well that 'aint happening now, but man Jones sure would have been a perfect fit for the New York card. PSA kids... you will be held accountable for your actions.
Al Iaquinta vs. Thiago Alves
Ok, so I cheated a little on this one... because it's already booked. But i'm super hyped for this fight and it's a perfect fit for the New York card. Good job on booking that guys!
Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall
This fight was supposed to happen at UFC 199 but Silva ended up having to have gallbladder surgery. Hall is originally from New York so this match up makes a lot of sense. Plus, Silva deserves a proper fight camp on a big card after stepping up to fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 on just two days notice. I was excited for the fight then, and I am excited about it now.
Aljamain Sterling vs. Anthony Birchak
Sterling is from New York and is a likely idea for the card, and if the beef between him and Birchak on Twitter is any indication how the fight could go we'd be in for a treat.
UFC 205 is set to take place in November at Madison Square Gardens.
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