After a disappointing 2012 season for the UFC, many possible major fights have been rumored already this New Year along with some fights already being announced. With more Strikeforce fighters coming into the UFC, we’ve seen fights like Benson Henderson versus Gilbert Melendez and Frank Mir versus Daniel Cormier be put together, creating star-studded matchups for the newcomers.
With 2012 being haunted by constant pre-fight injuries, suspensions to the likes of Alistair Overeem and Nick Diaz, then an actual PPV in UFC 151 being cancelled, it showed how much of a disaster 2012 was for the company.
It was very difficult to make an awards list from last year, because there really wasn’t much to look back on compared to 2011, which had far more highlight-reel knockouts and submissions. That is why it’s better to look to the future and plan to see what special matchups there could be for 2013.
I’m going to make a list of 10 possible major fights that could happen this year. It will be broken down into two fights from each major division. The divisions will be from the lightweight to heavyweight division.
I’d like the predictions to have more variety with actual great matchups and for it to actually have a chance of happening this year along with not being booked yet. This isn’t in order of the most must-see fight either, it’s from the lightweight division all the way to the heavyweight division.