UFC: The One Fighter (Heavyweight-Lightweight) Who Deserves a Shot at the Belt

Kevin FafinskiContributor IApril 27, 2011

UFC: The One Fighter (Heavyweight-Lightweight) Who Deserves a Shot at the Belt

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    NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 26:  UFC fighter Shane Carwin (pictured) weighs in for his fight against UFC fighter Frank Mir for their Interim Championship Heavyweight fight at UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy Weigh-In on March 26, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by
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    There are so many talented fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship that it's tough to determine who gets a shot at the coveted belt.

    In this slideshow I will go through each UFC weight class and say who I think is the fighter that deserves a title shot. Starting from heavyweight and going down to bantamweight I will be giving my insights on the most deserving fighter.

    Without further ado, thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy.

Heavyweight: Shane Carwin

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    NEW YORK - MARCH 24:  UFC fighter Shane Carwin of Denver, Colorado appears on a giant screen at a press conference for UFC 111 at Radio City Music Hall on March 24, 2010 in New York City.  The fights will be held in Newark, New Jersey and fans will be abl
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    In my opinion Shane Carwin deserves a title shot the most in the heavyweight division.

    Sure he hasn't fought since Lesnar defeated him, but he did put up a very good fight. I think that if he fights maybe another time or two then he is ready for whoever the current champion is.

Light Heavyweight: Rashad Evans

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    LAS VEGAS - MAY 28:  UFC fighter Rashad Evans weighs in for his fight against UFC fighter Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson at UFC 114: Rampage versus Rashad at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on May 28, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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    Rashad Evans has been the champion before, and with only one loss in his career I think that he really deserves a shot at the title.

    A lot of people think Rampage should get the shot but I do not think he is committed at all. I mean come on, who gives up the best sport in the world to be an actor for awhile? Rampage has shown before that he is not dedicated to the sport and I think it's Rashad's time again.

    Don't get me wrong, if he fought Jones for the title I would root for Jones the whole way, but Rashad deserves the chance.

Middleweight: Georges St. Pierre

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14: MMA Fighter Georges St-Pierre arrives at the 2010 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for ESPY)
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    Now many people including myself think Yushin Okami deserves the shot at Silva's coveted belt, and that is a great choice. But GSP and Anderson Silva's super fight would be the biggest in the sport's history.

    I speak for many fans when I say, this fight needs to happen soon.

Welterweight: Thiago Alves

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    CHICAGO- OCTOBER 25:  Thiago Alves (R) fights Josh Koscheck in a Welterweight bout  at UFC's Ultimate Fight Night at Allstate Arena on October 25, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
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    Welterweight is hard to say. Everyone who is in contention would get tossed by GSP. But nonetheless I think that the person who deserves the title shot the most is Thiago Alves.

    Even though he lost to GSP at UFC 100, I just don't see much more competition in the weight class.

Lightweight: Gray Maynard

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    This one is obvious. After that horrible draw we as UFC fans need to see this fight again. Bottom line.