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 Live 6, which took place on Sept. 30 from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

Dominick Cruz vs. Brian Bowles/Urijah Faber winner

After cruising past Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson at UFC Live 6, Cruz has once again proved he should be considered one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in MMA.

Urijah Faber (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

Two names that will cross his path are Bowles and Faber, both of whom the champ has faced and beaten before. The two men will face off at UFC 139 on Nov. 19.

The American Top Team member Bowles fought Cruz back in March 2010 at WEC 47, a fight in which Cruz was victorious by doctor stoppage at the end of round two.

Faber, on the other hand, has faced “The Dominator” not once, but twice in his career. The first match-up was the debut of Cruz in the WEC and Faber was able to take advantage of that, earning a guillotine choke submission in round one of the featherweight clash.

The second meeting was totally different, however. At UFC 132, Cruz and Faber had their rematch, but this time Cruz’s bantamweight belt was on the line. The champ showed his dominance and defeated Faber via unanimous decision.

Whether it’s Bowles or Faber that gets another shot at Cruz, expect the champion to still be considered the favorite. Either fighter could have a legitimate shot at upsetting Cruz though, but will have to out-wrestle him to win the belt.

Demetrious Johnson vs. Brian Bowles/Urijah Faber loser

As mentioned above, Bowles and Faber will meet at UFC 139. It’s a major bout in the bantamweight division in which the winner likely earns another title shot.

But for the loser of that fight, “Mighty Mouse” could be a likely next foe.

Even though Johnson fell victim to Cruz on Saturday, the 25-year-old has loads of potential as a fighter.

Johnson isn’t currently fighting at his comfortable weight, but will more than likely make a move to 125 pounds sometime in the near future. The UFC has announced a flyweight division starting soon, but Johnson still has time to make at least one more fight as a bantamweight.

As far as a Johnson-Bowles or Johnson-Faber match-up, either fight would be spectacular. The pace of Johnson is like none other in the division and thrown into the Octagon to take on either fighter would have fireworks written all over it.

Stefan Struve vs. Cheick Kongo/Matt Mitrione winner

In a fight where he was a foot taller than his opponent, Struve was able to use his height and reach to his advantage and eventually submit Pat Barry in round two on Saturday.

After a loss to Travis Browne, “The Skyscraper” has rebounded nicely to put himself back in the mix in the UFC heavyweight division.

Another hard-hitting heavyweight bout expected to take place soon is Kongo vs. Mitrione at UFC 137. Expect Struve to take on the winner of that fight.

When breaking down the styles of both Kongo and Mitrione, both possess something in their own right to give Struve problems.

Kongo is a very explosive striker with power in both his fists and kicks. He also was able to defeat Barry in June, knocking out the fellow striker in round one.

Mitrione prefers to take his opponents to the mat and pound on them, just ask the five opponents he has beaten to currently give him an undefeated record.

Anthony Johnson vs. Rick Story/Martin Kampmann winner

In a return bout following an injury layoff, Johnson took out the “The Spaniard” Charlie Brenneman, earning himself Knockout of the Night honors with a head kick in the opening round.

Even in a loaded welterweight division, two names stand out among the rest: Story and Kampmann.

It appeared as if “The Horror” Story was on the verge of earning himself a title shot, but blew his chance after being upset by Brenneman in June. Nevertheless, Story is still a very young, talented fighter who has potential at 170 pounds.

Kampmann has been on the shelf for quite a while after suffering back-to-back losses to Jake Shields and Diego Sanchez, along with injuries, but is returning to action hoping to get a much-needed win against Story.

If Johnson is able to defeat either Story or Kampmann, it would be a big win for his career and give him a chance to take on even tougher competition.

Matt Wiman vs. T.J. Grant

Matt Wiman (Paul Thatcher/Fight! Magazine)

Both of these men were victorious in their fights on Saturday and would be a solid bout if matched up.

Wiman faced Mac Danzig in a rematch of their controversial bout at UFC 115. In an explosive fight that was given Fight of the Night honors, Wiman took two out of three rounds from Danzig to win a unanimous decision.

Grant and Shane Roller battled on the Facebook preliminary card. The submission ability of Grant was too much for the former NCAA wrestler Roller to handle as Grant finished the fight in round three with an armbar.

Wiman has an underrated ground game to go along with solid hands, while Grant relies mainly on his jiu-jitsu. It would be a closely contested bout.

Top Photo: Dominick Cruz (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)

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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.