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 140: Jones vs. Machida,” which took place on Dec. 10 from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans/Phil Davis winner

Jon Jones continued his dominant run as the youngest champion in UFC history on Saturday by choking out Lyoto Machida in the second round.

The win makes it two title defenses for the 24-year-old and he is continuing every time he steps into the Octagon. Even through the bad remarks for his attitude, Jones is ignoring the critics and making his case that he is one of the best fighters in the world of mixed martial arts.

Rashad Evans (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

The light heavyweight champion’s former teammate and now rival, Rashad Evans, has been waiting a long time for a shot at the young phenom and may have a chance if he is able to win in his next bout.

Evans has been matched up with Phil Davis to headline UFC’s second card on Fox on Jan. 28 from the United Center in Chicago.

UFC President Dana White has stated that if Evans wins that fight, he will, without a doubt, get a title shot. As for Davis, White said that he could be next in line with a “dominant win.”

Whether it’s Evans or Davis who gets the title shot, Jones will be tested once again.  Evans has beaten legends of the sport and was once the holder of the light heavyweight belt, while Davis is undefeated at 9-0 with five of those victories coming in the UFC.

Frank Mir vs. Brock Lesnar/Alistair Overeem loser

Once considered the next big thing to enter the UFC, Frank Mir is getting his career back on track with three wins in a row, including his come from behind submission win over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira on Saturday.

Not only did Mir force Nogueira to tap in their rematch fight, he even broke “Big Nog’s” arm when he locked on an armbar in the opening round.

Now with three wins over the top heavyweights in the division, the discussion of Mir slowly approaching a shot at the heavyweight belt is heating up.

The next big heavyweight match-up is at UFC 141 on Dec. 30 where former champion Brock Lesnar will lock horns with Alistair Overeem, who is making his debut with the UFC. The winner of that fight is expected to get a crack at Junior dos Santos for the belt. As for the loser, this may be where Mir steps in.

Let’s just say Lesnar gets defeated by Overeem and the former Strikeforce champion gets the title shot. Who wouldn’t want to see a third fight between Mir and Lesnar?

Mir submitted Lesnar in his first fight since moving over from the WWE, but Lesnar got his revenge at UFC 100 by stealing his belt by TKO in the second round. Ever since then, Mir has stated that he basically hates Lesnar and wants a grudge match to be made between the two. That fight could easily headline an event and get many, many pay-per-view buys.

But even if Overeem loses that fight, a fight with Mir would be worth buying. Overeem possesses some of the best hands in the world, but Mir holds the grappling advantage and would put up a good fight against Overeem.

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Alexander Gustafsson/Vladimir Matyushenko winner

“Little Nog” was able to take out “The People’s Champ” Tito Ortiz on Saturday by landing numerous shots to the body and head to force the referee to end the bout.

Nogueira is now back on track after back-to-back losses and will slowly start to climb the stacked light heavyweight ladder.

A possible match-up for Nogueira is the winner of a bout set to take place at UFC 141 between Alexander Gustafsson and Vladimir Matyushenko.

Gustafsson is ranked in the top 10 in the UFC’s light heavyweight division, with eight career knockouts, including a TKO victory over the tough Matt Hamill in his last fight. Personally, I’d love to see Nogueira and Gustafsson fight. Both have an impressive boxing game, as well as jiu-jitsu skills.

“Little Nog” and Matyuskenko have fought once before, but it was back when Affliction was still around, so a rematch between the two is possible. In that fight, Nogueira landed a devastating knee to put away “The Janitor” in the second round. Now with two straight wins under his belt, Matyushenko should be more prepared this time around.

Brian Ebersole vs. Seth Baczynski

Ebersole picked up a big win over Canada’s own Claude Patrick, edging out “The Prince” in a split decision.

An opponent that comes to mind next is Seth Baczynski.

Baczynski is 2-0 since his return to the UFC and has looked impressive with two submission wins over Clay Harvison and Matt Brown. Ten of his wins have come by submission, and he would cause many problems for the veteran Ebersole.

A veteran of 49 fights, Ebersole is capable of fighting anywhere in the Octagon. He is known for never getting knocked out in his career, but also has submission skills with 20 wins via that method. However, he has lost nine fights by submission, so that’s an area he will have to work on when preparing for Baczynski.

Chan Sung Jung vs. Dustin Poirier/Erik Koch winner

A record was tied on Saturday as Chan Sung Jung was able to drop Mark Hominick for the quickest knockout in UFC history at seven seconds.

The win over a former No. 1 contender in Hominck puts Jung near the top of the UFC featherweight ranks, but he isn’t ready for a title shot against Jose Aldo yet.

Up next for “The Korean Zombie” should be the victor of Dustin Poirier and Erik Koch, who will fight at UFC 143 on Feb. 4.

“The Diamond” Poirier is ranked as high as fifth in the featherweight division, with notable wins over Josh Grispi and Pablo Garza. He is an all-around solid fighter and is comfortable fighting wherever Jung may want the fight to go.

At only 23-years-old, Koch is starting make a run in the UFC and looked impressive in his last bout against Jonathan Brookins. While training out of the Roufusport camp in Milwaukee, he displayed a solid kickboxing game to go along with an underrated ground game.

Whoever does have to face Jung better beware, because he will look to end the fight early once again in search of getting a title shot.

Photo: Jon Jones (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)