Tracy Lee/Yahoo SportsMonday Morning Matchmaker: Matches To Make After UFC 179, Bellator 130, and WWE Hell in A Cell Trey Downey October 27, 2014 Spotlight, WWE Deep down, every MMA or pro wrestling fan wishes they could step into Joe Silva’s or Vince McMahon’s shoes. We will likely never get that chance, but here on The MMA Corner we can at least offer suggestions. After every UFC event and WWE pay-per-view, we will tell you who the big winners from each event should face off with next. As Bellator continues to shift away from the Tournament format we will also play fantasy matchmaker for Viacom and Scott Coker’s promotion. Here we go: Bobby Lashley vs. Cheick Kongo Bellator doesn’t have the same problem that World Series of Fighting and other smaller MMA organizations do. The Viacom owned promotion has actually done a solid job of building up a heavyweight division. Vitaly Minakov is the undisputed champion in the division, but there are still a good number of challengers rising up the ranks to face him. Bobby Lashley is one of the most marketable names Bellator has to offer and while some might want to go ahead and throw Lashley in there with Minakov, it isn’t that time yet. The perfect fight for Lashley, and really, the biggest heavyweight fight in Bellator history, is him facing Cheick Kongo. Kongo has had mixed results in Bellator, but the Frenchman’s UFC history still leaves him as the promotion’s most recognizable heavyweight. The ratings would be through the roof for this one. Emanuel Newton vs. Liam McGeary Every time Emanuel Newton steps inside the cage he proves more and more that he is a true champion and worthy of top ten consideration in the light heavyweight division. His comeback win over Linton Vassell was even more proof of that. While the Rampage Jackson factor still looms in the distance, Newton still shouldn’t and probably won’t face him next. Jackson has stated that he isn’t interested in fighting his training partner and McGeary has also earned his title shot as well and is ready to breakthrough as Bellator’s next homegrown star. Who knows? Maybe if McGeary wins this one the Brit could be the one who brings Rampage back to the cage. Jose Aldo vs. Cub Swanson or Dennis Bermudez Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes are the two top featherweights in the world and no one else is really close. They proved that Saturday night, but nonetheless both men need to move on to other things before another matchup between the two can be discussed. So many want to see Conor McGregor get the next shot or Aldo move up to lightweight, but the time isn’t right for either of those things. If Aldo was going to move up to lightweight it should have happened before the Mendes fight. If Aldo moves up now, it would greatly diminish the credibility of the featherweight division. Two men have earned the right to fight Aldo more than McGregor has. If Cub Swanson or Dennis Bermudez win their next fight they should jump over McGregor. Both men have crazy long winning streaks and their next opponents are former challengers of Aldo. Swanson should be first in line if he beats Frankie Edgar, but Bermudez is right there as well if he beats Ricardo Lamas. Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader This is literally everyone’s match to make every single time after these two men fight. Can we just make it happen already? Phil Davis put on what was arguably the best performance of his career in his dominant win over Glover Teixeira on Saturday night. Davis and Bader were both underdogs in their latest fights and both men used their dominant wrestling to get back on the right track. This would be a perfect main event for a Fox Sports 1 show or even as a co-main event on the McGregor-Siver card in January. With Anthony Johnson out on suspension, both of these men still have the chance to get back in there and not have to say “what could have been” when it comes to a title shot. Seth Rollins vs. John Cena This is a tough one; and honestly not something I’m fully behind. John Cena had been fighting this past month for the right to face Rollins. Cena came up short against Dean Ambrose, but beat Randy Orton to become the number one contender for the WWE title once again. WWE has teased tension between Rollins and Randy Orton, but the Orton face turn isn’t coming just yet, especially with him losing to Cena last night. From all reports, it also doesn’t seem like Brock Lesnar will be back for Survivor Series next month. Rollins won’t continue his feud with Ambrose as it is clear Ambrose has problems with Bray Wyatt now. That leaves Cena. While I don’t think a one-on-one match between these two should headline one of WWE’s big four events it leaves the door open for the traditional Survivor Series match to return to the main event. Rollins could lead a team of five from the Authority while Cena does the same and reminding us why we always loved this event so much in the first place.