We might not have gotten the dream image of Dana White sipping coconuts beside an Octagon on the beach, but Fight Island still delivered in a big way on Saturday night at UFC 251.
It was an action-filled night at the debut of the Abu Dhabi arena with the classic drama, surprises, and excitement a UFC event always brings for its fans.
There was a plethora of classic match-ups getting the definitive ending fans have been predicting for months. Now that the dust is settled, the question remains of which opponent each fighter shall be paired up with come their next outing to the eight-sided cage.
The three title fights that were decided all happen to come from some of the most stacked divisions in the organization and even those that came up short have a massive amount of interesting scraps they can take.
We were also introduced to some new rising stars and the match-ups for them going forward are going to be crucial in keeping their momentum going.
It's all in the matchmaker's hands now. These are some suggestions of the fights to make next, along with the reasons why they should be made.