With regards to Bader/Matyushenko I think it's nothing more than a fight to get Bader back in the win column against a guy he should beat that isn't a complete unknown. I'd admittedly rather see him fight a guy like Brandon Vera or Thiago Silva(if he didn't get suspended again) but I can understand the reasoning for a fight like this.
Ariel Helwani @arielhelwani:
Apparently UFC Brazil site briefly had a story stating Rousey-Cyborg @ 157, but DW just told me that isn't official & the story is now gone.
It might not happen but that's the type of card I could see them putting the women's title fight on. For some reason Rousey is very popular and she'll probably draw fans. Then you also have Henderson/Machida, Faber, and possibly Diaz on that card to entice the people who don't care for women's MMA to buy the PPV.
Barao/McDonald is another fight they could add to that card. It's expected to take place in early 2013 and we all know it won't sell PPVs on it's own.
Bader and the Janitor makes some sense. Bader's a marketable guy, and while he had two wins prior to the Machida loss, it was devastating, so a gimme is somewhat understandable. Plus with Matyushenko you're getting a name that essentially poses no threat.
Originally Posted by gudas
Vinny Magalhaes has been looking for a fight. Wouldn't mind seeing him step in against Davis if he's able.
That wouldn't be bad. Pretty big step up in competition, but with his skills on the ground it would be interesting if Davis chose to keep it standing. Vera healthy? He doesn't seem to cut much weight, and his stock was certainly boosted from the Shogun fight. That fight would be pretty decent.