<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=366099" target="_blank"> Matches to make after UFC 139 </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=366099" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=63&q=75&x=4&y=1&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=urijah-faber-11-17-11-1-52-23-448.JPG" /></a> <strong class="ArticleSource">[bleacherreport.com]</strong> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <blockquote>
Tom Lawlor vs. Alessio Sakara
With his loss to Chris Weidman on Saturday, Tom Lawlor has now lost three of his past four fights. Lawlor may need a win in his next fight to remain on the UFC roster, so let's set him up with another fighter in the same position.
Chris Weidman vs. Aaron Simpson
With a quick submission victory over Tom Lawlor, Chris Weidman showed that he is ready to take himself to the next level of the middleweight division. The rising star could benefit from some experience in the striking department, so a bout with a wrestler like Aaron Simpson, who has the ability to force a stand-up fight, could be next.
Martin Kampmann vs. Rory MacDonald
Had controversial decisions in his two fights prior to UFC 139 gone his way, Martin Kampmann would be riding a five-fight winning streak and looking for a shot at the welterweight belt. An impressive win over Rick Story should earn Kampmann a big fight in 2012.
A bout with the up-and-coming Rory MacDonald could put the winner within one or two fights from a title shot.
Cung Le vs. Chris Leben
After being knocked out by Wanderlei Silva, there is a good chance Cung Le will fade back into his acting career and never be seen in the Octagon again. However, if he does decide to return, a bout with Chris Leben would provide even more excitement than Le's bout with Silva did.
Wanderlei Silva vs. Demian Maia
Wanderlei Silva's career was likely on the line heading into UFC 139, but "The Axe Murderer" lived to see another day by mounting a comeback win over Cung Le. Unfortunately, it will take another big win before Silva is given a realistic chance at fighting a top contender.
Demian Maia has been floating around in a similar state of being unable to come within striking distance of another middleweight title shot. Let's match Silva up with a fighter who doesn't pack a ton of power in his punches and see what the former Pride champion can do when his suspect chin isn't being tested.
Others to consider:
Shogun vs. Quinton Jackson
Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans