There’s been so much talk about super-fights, champions vs. champions, former champions vs. former champions lately in the world of MMA.
Heck, Bellator is even combining with Glory next month for a dual MMA/kickboxing event under one roof.
But, what if all the MMA promotions in the world came together for one night? What would you want to see?
Would it be champions vs. champions? Or how about a one-night, no-limit tournament?
Well, here’s one persons idea of what a Super Bowl of MMA could look like:
Henry Cejudo vs. Demetrious Johnson
It’s been difficult to find challengers for Demetrious Johnson.
Henry Cejudo has the skills to be that man, as he is a former gold medalist in wrestling and an improving striker.
For “Mighty Mouse,” he has worked himself into one of the best in the sport. He’s finished the top fighters at flyweight and continues to grow with each bout.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Michelle Waterson
For everything Ronda Rousey has done for the sport of female MMA as a whole, Joanna Jedrzejczyk has made people stand up and pay attention to the strawweights.
Joanna “Champion” as she has become known has looked extremely strong in wins over Carla Esparza and Jessica Penne. And while a rematch with Claudia Gadelha is on the real horizon, Michelle Waterson presents an interesting challenge.
Waterson was ruling the atomweight division in Invicta FC before a stunning loss, and looked good in her UFC debut vs. Angela Magana.
Shinya Aoki vs. Donald Cerrone
Submissions, bonuses, knockouts; Shinya Aoki and Donald Cerrone have a bunch of them.
To think these two wouldn’t bring it on a night like this and try to “steal the show” is a mistake. Aoki struggled a bit when he came over to the U.S., but he still has a ridiculous resume. And Cerrone is “Cowboy” and one of the most fearless fighters in the world.
Bibiano Fernandes vs. Dominick Cruz
Two excellent bantamweights in Bibiano Fernandes and Dominick Cruz would make for a solid match up here in the early stages of the event.
Fernandes continues to rule ONE FC over in Asia, while Cruz – when healthy – was regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. If he can stay healthy, he can remain up there.
And honestly, subbing in T.J. Dillashaw for Cruz wouldn’t change much on this event’s star power.