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MMA: 6 Rematches We'd Love to see

Jeffrey McKinneyContributor IIIOctober 21, 2016

MMA: 6 Rematches We'd Love to see

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    At UFC 134, MMA fans around the world were treated to an amazing event as the UFC returned to Brazil for the first time since 1998.

    At the event, fans got to see two highly anticipated rematches, Forrest Griffin vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua II and Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami II.

    Neither fight disappointed and sent home those in the Brazilian crowd especially happy.

    When the demand for it is right, and certain factors are taken into place, a rematch can be just as exciting if not more exciting than the first match.

    Here are some fights that fans would love to see again.

Shane Carwin vs. Brock Lesnar

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    The last time Lesnar and Carwin met it was for the UFC heavyweight title.

    It was Lesnar’s first bout in almost a year after his battle with diverticulitis.

    Lesnar was able to survive an early onslaught by Carwin and pulled off a submission victory in the second round.

    With Lesnar recovering from a second bout with diverticulitis and Carwin coming off of a loss to Junior dos Santos, both men will be looking to get back into the title picture.  

Rashad Evans vs. Lyoto Machida

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    When Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans met at UFC 98, it was not only a fight for the UFC light heavyweight title, but a fight between two undefeated fighters.

    Machida would get the best of Evans, KO’ing him in the second round.

    Machida has since gone 2-2 while Evans has gone 3-0.

    Although Evans is currently waiting for the winner of Jon Jones and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, you have to believe that a rematch with Machida will happen somewhere down the line.

    Machida is the only man to beat Evans and will more than likely have to go through him again if he wants the title back. 

Carlos Condit vs. Rory McDonald

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    Carlos Condit and Rory McDonald have become two rising stars in the UFC’s welterweight division.

    McDonald was 10-0 when he first met Condit last year at UFC 115.

    After getting the better of Condit in the first two rounds, Condit came back and knocked McDonald out in the third and final round.

    Condit has gone on to win four straight bouts and should be well on his way to a title shot if he can get past BJ Penn at UFC 137.

    McDonald hasn’t done badly either since the fight—he’s won his last two.

    A rematch between the two is bound to happen, and it should be just as exciting, if not more exciting, than the first.

Urijah Faber vs. Dominic Cruz

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    In their second bout with each other at UFC 132, Dominic Cruz and Urijah Faber fought to a close decision.

    Cruz won the fight and evened the score with Faber.

    If both men can get past their next opponents, you have to believe they will get the chance to go at it once more.

    Cruz and Faber may have the biggest and best feud in the lighter weight classes. With the score 1-1, we have to see these two in a rubber match. 

Gray Maynard vs. Frankie Edgar

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    Many fans were excited and disappointed at the same time after Edgar and Maynard met in a rematch at UFC 125.

    After an exciting five rounds of action that saw Edgar come back after nearly being KO’d in the first round, the judges scored the match a draw.

    Maynard and Edgar will try to settle the score once again at UFC 136.

    Besides the UFC lightweight title being on the line, Edgar will get another crack at the only man to defeat him.

Chael Sonnen Vs. Anderson Silva

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    This is a no-brainer.

    Anderson Silva is the greatest fighter in MMA today and Chael Sonnen is the only man that has come close to defeating him inside the Octagon.

    After taking a beating from Sonnen for nearly all five rounds, Silva came back and submitted him.

    If Sonnen can get past Brian Stann, he should be next in line for Silva.

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