Fight Destiny – The UFC on Fox Edition Corey Adams November 15, 2011 News Following every UFC and Strikeforce event, The MMA Corner will break down the event and suggest fights the promotion should make in the future. This week, our focus is on UFC on Fox, which took place on Nov. 12 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Junior dos Santos vs. Brock Lesnar/Alistair Overeem winner After a shocking 64-second knockout victory to steal the heavyweight crown from Cain Velasquez, dos Santos has made the point that good things happen to good people. With arguably the best boxing skills in the heavyweight division, the 27-year-old Brazilian can now say he is at the top of the world when it comes to the “big boys.” Dos Santos will now look to defend his belt against the winner of the Lesnar-Overeem match-up and to keep his undefeated streak in the UFC intact. Lesnar and Overeem will do battle at UFC 141, which takes place on Dec. 30 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Whichever man is able to walk out with his hand raised will be a tough test for dos Santos. Lesnar exploded onto the MMA scene by winning the belt after just three fights, but recently injuries have plagued his career. But with a 100-percent healthy Lesnar, you’re going up against a beast. A dos Santos-Lesnar fight would be a similar match-up as Velasquez, but with Lesnar in attendance at UFC on Fox 1, he should be prepared for the power dos Santos possesses. But for me personally, I would enjoy watching Overeem take on dos Santos rather than Lesnar. The former Strikeforce champion is considered one of the best heavyweights in the world. After Strikeforce released him in July, the UFC snatched him up and now he can compete against top-level guys that will test him. I have two reasons why I believe Overeem would give the champ a more entertaining fight. First, Overeem is a dominant striker with fists of stone. Second, many do not know that Overeem has skills on the ground also, with 19 submission victories in his career. Just expect one thing when dos Santos defends his title: It will be very difficult whether he faces Lesnar or Overeem. Ben Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar On Saturday, fans who tuned in to watch UFC on Fox 1 ended up not getting to see the fight of the night: Ben Henderson vs. Clay Guida. Both men knew coming into this fight that the winner would get the next shot at Frankie Edgar’s UFC lightweight belt and they both proved how much they wanted it without a doubt. But it was the better all-around fighter in Henderson that earned the unanimous decision over Guida. Now we get to look at another great match-up: Edgar vs. Henderson. Edgar is known for several characteristics when referring to his MMA game. “The Answer” is a former NCAA wrestler, owns a brown belt in BJJ and has a fast-paced approach on his feet. It will be very difficult for anyone to get past Edgar now that he is at top level. Sadly, many people only know Henderson after having witnessed the “Showtime” kick that Anthony Pettis landed on him in the WEC days, but hopefully after his win over Guida, people will learn he is a capable of being a champion. With a black belt in Taekwondo, brown belt in BJJ, some collegiate wrestling experience and at only 27-years-old, great things are to come for “Smooth.” If you are on the fence about ordering UFC 144 when these two will fight in Japan, I strongly consider making the purchase. Expect an intense lightweight battle between two very talented fighters. Clay Guida vs. Jim Miller Unfortunatly, Guida was on the losing end on Saturday, but put on an exciting bout that earned him some extra money in his pocket with the Fight of the Night honors. Guida will not fall too far down in the ranks and will take on someone who has recently tasted defeat, like Jim Miller. Miller also fell to Henderson, in August, but had previously racked up seven consectutive wins. Both Miller and Guida are in the same situation at the moment and will look to bounce back to stay in the stacked lightweight division. Guida vs. Miller would be a heck of a fight! Both men are tough as nails and put on a great fight everytime they step into the Octagon. Make it happen UFC, you won’t be disappointed. Dustin Poirier vs. Mark Hominick/Chan Sung Jung winner One of the rising prospects in the UFC is 22-year-old Dustin Poirier. Poirier is 3-0 since moving to the UFC from the WEC and has key wins over former top contender Josh Grispi and, on Saturday, Pablo Garza. It’s hard not to push the kid forward toward a title shot with the kind of success he is having. But to determine if he truly has what it takes to face the top featherweights in the world, tough guys have to be placed in his path. Two men that are fighting at UFC 140 on Dec. 10 are Hominick and Jung. The winner of that bout would give Poirier a challenging opponent, but would also give fans a solid fight to watch. Hominick received a title shot against Jose Aldo in his last fight, but fell short after giving the champ a run for his money. “The Korean Zombie” has been in many wars in his fighting career, including his first fight with Leonard Garcia that was named Fight of the Year in 2010. I can’t wait to see Hominick and Jung fight. Once that one has concluded, I’ll be eager to see Poirier take on the victor of that fight. Ricardo Lamas vs. Javier Vazquez If you were unable to see the undercard fights on Facebook or FoxSports.com, you missed a great arm-traingle choke by Lamas that was applied to Cub Swanson. A possible opponent for Lamas next is Vazquez, who defeated Joe Stevenson in his last fight in June. Lamas better bring his submission skills though, because his 25-year-old potential foe is a third-degree black belt in BJJ with 11 submission wins in his career. This one could be a good grappling match if the two want to tangle up on the mat.