Following every UFC and Invicta FC 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 Fight Night 33, which took place on Dec. 6 from the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva II

Hopefully you didn’t fill out your ballot for “Fight of the Year” yet, because you’ll need to add another candidate.

On Friday, Mark Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva put on a classic five-round battle in what will be considered one of the best heavyweights fights in history. In the end, the judges ruled it a majority draw, so there’s no question what should happen next.

A rematch.

Neither man held a clear edge in terms of how the fight played out, with both returning blow after blow. Obviously, it’s going to take a while for the men to heal up, but if Hunt and Bigfoot are willing to go for round six, by all means go for it. We won’t complain.

Since this fight occurred in Hunt’s home country, let’s have the rematch in Silva’s backyard of Brazil. With the amount of publicity it received, Hunt vs. Bigfoot II could serve as the main event on Fox Sports 1 again. Regardless, make it five rounds again. Please.

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Ryan Bader

Faced with a must-win situation, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua silenced the critics with a knockout of James Te Huna in the first round.

Shogun was previously on a two-fight skid, but now with a victory in the co-main event Friday, the Brazilian is back on track and seeking another title run at 32 years old.

Ryan Bader was another light heavyweight who was victorious on Friday evening. He put on a dominant performance against Anthony Perosh to win a clear-cut unanimous decision.

There have been talk about Shogun moving down to middleweight, but, following a first-round knockout, why should he make such a move? If he would have lost, then maybe that conversation would continue. However, the obvious direction to go is to make Rua vs. Bader in 2014.

The timing is perfect, clearly, and it makes sense in terms of the matchmaking. Both are back on track and offer favorable match-ups.

Soa Palelei vs. Brendan Schaub

Heavyweights Soa Palelei and Pat Barry met in a clash of strikers, with Palelei earning his 10th straight knockout victory.

“The Hulk” took Barry to the mat, transitioned to full mount, and made his ground-and-pound shots look easy en route to forcing Barry to go out in the first round.

Up next for Palelei should be a match-up against Brendan Schaub. “The Hybrid” has also won his last two fights (over Lavar Johnson and Matt Mitrione), so he’s in a similar position to Palelei. Another win for either fighter will put their name in talks of even bigger opportunities.

Clint Hester vs. Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira

Clint Hester and Dylan Andrews put their friendship aside on Friday in a middleweight duel. At the end of the second round, Andrews went to his corner complaining about his shoulder. The doctor examined it and determined it was separated, forcing the fight to be stopped in favor of Hester.

A fight that makes a lot of sense next for Hester pits him against Brazilian Cezar “Mutante” Ferriera. The winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, Ferreira is 3-0 in the UFC. It makes for a fight between two up-and-comers and will prove which of these two could blossom from the reality show.

Bethe Correia vs. Jessica Andrade

The ladies hit the stage first on Fox Sports 1, with Bethe Correia upsetting veteran Julie Kedzie by split decision.

The undefeated Correia proved she can hang with more experienced fighters. She brings in a lot of talent at the age of 30. Following the loss, Kedzie announced her retirement from MMA via Twitter.

Correia’s next fight should come against fellow Brazilian Jessica Andrade. Andrade entered the UFC in July, losing to Liz Carmouche by TKO, but rebounded to outpoint Rosi Sexton in October. At 22 years old, Andrade has a lot of potential to make an impact on the division, and a fight between her and Correia would be a great test for both women.

Photo: Hunt (R) battles Silva (Fight News Australia)

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Corey Adams
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Corey Adams didn't grow up watching mixed martial arts, considering the UFC was just getting started the year he was born, but in his teenage years, witnessed the action and has fallen in love with the sport. Corey was the first to join The MMA Corner staff -- other than founder Josh Davis -- and has been writing for the site ever since. Corey attends Austin Peay State University, where he majors in Communications with a focus on journalism. When he's not covering MMA, Corey is still writing on many sports with both local and campus newspapers. His favorite sports teams are the Atlanta Braves and Denver Broncos. Follow him on Twitter at the link below.