Anderson Silva vs. Paulo Filho: This would be every fight fan's dream come true, though the close friends have said in the past that they don't want to fight each other. Now fighting for the same promotion, I don't see how they could avoid it. Filho is undefeated, having fought for both PRIDE and the WEC. Silva hasn't lost a match since January of 2006, and that was because he threw illegal knees. Their similar, unrelenting styles would make for a great fight, friendship be damned.
Nate Marquardt vs. Chael Sonnen: The ground game between an NCAA All-American wrestler and a jiu-jitsu black belt could be fantastic. Both have been viewed as future stars of MMA, and then have had up and down careers since. A win over Sonnen could help Marquardt lose his "gatekeeper" tag, and a win over Marquardt could push Sonnen into the upper levels of the UFC middleweights.
What fights at middleweight do you want to see? (Light heavyweights will be discussed tomorrow.)
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- Paulo Filho
- Chael Sonnen
- Anderson Silva
- Nate Marquardt