UFC 152: Five Fights Matt Hamill to Take Next

Matt Juul@@MattchidaMMAContributor IIISeptember 23, 2012

UFC 152: Five Fights Matt Hamill to Take Next

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    Matt Hamill made a successful return to MMA with his unanimous decision win at last night's UFC 152.

    Coming out of retirement to face Roger Hollett, "The Hammer" didn't put on much of a show, but still got the job done in this one-sided affair.

    Let's take a look at who might be next for the Ultimate Fighter alum.

Vinny Magalhães

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    Vinny Magalhães also came out victorious in his UFC return at last night's UFC 152, submitting Igor Pokrajac in the second round with an armbar.

    Magalhães is on a six-fight winning streak and would make for a great battle of TUF alums against Hamill.

Ryan Bader

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    Ryan Bader is another TUF alum that could make for an interesting matchup against Hamill.

    Bader recently suffered his first pro loss via knockout against Lyoto Machida in August and should be looking to face another solid veteran like "The Hammer" for his next bout.

Brandon Vera

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    Brandon Vera surprised a lot of people with his gutsy performance against Shogun Rua during their headlining bout on FOX last month.

    Vera gave Shogun a real test, but came up just short with "The Truth" unfortunately getting finished in the fourth round.

    It would be a fun matchup of UFC vets if Hamill were to face him next.

James Te-Huna

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    Rising light-heavyweight prospect James Te-Huna put on a show back in July with his Fight of the Night winning performance against Joey Beltran.

    The New Zealander rocked Beltran early in the fight and was able to keep enough pressure on him to take the decision win.

    Now riding a three-fight winning streak, Te-Huna would be a great test for Hamill.

Antônio Rogério Nogueira

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    Lil' Nog got back into the win column with his utter destruction of Tito Ortiz at UFC 140, but has been out of action since due to a knee injury.

    An aging vet who still has some fight left in him, this MMA veteran would make for an exciting contest against Hamill.