UFC Vegas 12 was the end of a historic career for Anderson Silva. Unfortunately for the former middleweight champ, he finished his career on a loss to Uriah Hall. Emotionally retiring in his post-fight interview (we think), the Hall of Fame awaits Silva. Today we will talk about what is next for the rest of the fighters that came up short at UFC Vegas 12.
Andre Fili lost a unanimous decision to Bryce Mitchell this past weekend. Fili is only 30 years old and should be looking to make a quick turnaround so that he can get back in the win column. Thomas Almeida would make for the perfect opponent for Fili. Almeida just returned after a two-year layoff with a decision loss to Jonathan Martinez at featherweight. Almeida should be in a similar situation as Fili, looking to bounce back and get back on track.
Fili’s next fight: Thomas Almeida
Maurice Green was knocked out by Greg Hardy in the second round at UFC Vegas 12. This loss makes Greene 4-3 in the UFC. Greene should be looking to fight someone with similar experience and good striking. Greene has amazing submissions but as of right now his only question mark is his striking defense. He has been known to be able to land some power shots, but it is no surprise that he has to work on his head movement and footwork. Greene should be looking to fight someone like Yorgan De Castro in his next fight. De Castro has the same experience level as Greene and has five of his six wins via knockout. De Castro is also on a two-fight losing streak so this fight will definitely determine who wants to make a name for themselves. They’ve both also dropped fights to Hardy.
Greene’s next fight: Yorgan De Castro
Charlie Ontiveros suffered a gruesome neck injury in his loss to Kevin Holland this past weekend. He was slammed to the ground and verbally submitted a short time after. He had to be removed on a stretcher after the fight. It would be unfair to discuss Ontiveros’ next fight without knowing the severity of his injury. In the meantime, we wish him well.
Bobby Green has had one hell of a year this year. Going 3-0 leading into Saturday’s fights. At UFC Vegas 12 he fell short and lost a unanimous decision to Thiago Moises — in a fight that many thought he won. It’s safe to say that Green will bounce back pretty quickly and look to get back to his winning ways. A perfect opponent for Green would be Vinc Pichel. Pichel is riding a two-fight winning streak at the moment, with wins over Jim Miller and Roosevelt Roberts in his last two fights. Pichel has eight of his 13 wins via knockout. Making for a perfect stylistic matchup for Green.
Green’s next fight: Vinc Pichel