Fightin' Words: Breakdown of UFC on FOX 2, Preview of UFC 143: Diaz vs Condit, Recap of UFC 142: Aldo vs Mendes, Review of UFC on FX: Guillard vs Miller plus Upcoming Shows
By Kevin Wallace Jan 22, 2012 - 7:40 PM
This weekend, the UFC returns to FOX with a show from Chicago.
Although the live portion of the show will only feature three fights, two of those fights should see the winners get title shots. The other will most liklely see the winner only a couple of fights away from challenging for the UFC middleweight championship.
Let's take a look at what FOX has in store for us this weekend.
"Sugar" Rashad Evans (16-1-1) vs "Mr. Wonderful" Phil Davis (9-0)-
Rashad Evans vs Jon Jones may in fact be one of the two biggest fights of 2012 but before the fight takes place, Evans must first get past Phil Davis and remain injury free.Phil Davis has done well for himself thus far in the UFC, winning all of his fights even against the likes of Brian Stann and Lil Nog.
Although praised as a future star of the division, Davis has shown little outside of being a great takedown artist with the ability to stay in a dominant position on the mat.
Rashad Evans has similar wrestling credentials as Davis although he doesn't commit to them the same way as Davis however; there is no denying that Rashad has much better hands than Davis.
To win this fight, Davis will have to get several takedowns and either muscle his way to a submission victory or ride out a five round decision both of which won't be easy as Rashad's only been finished once in his career and has been on the receiving end of a couple questionable split decision victories.
Davis can and should be able to get a couple takedowns throughout this fight as even Tito Ortiz was able to get a takedown on him and Tito is nowhere near Davis' level in that department but to do that he's going to have to time his shots well since Evans counter striking and patience may not bode well for Davis.
Although Davis does present a good challenge to Evans, this is his first five round fight and although Evans has fought in a couple, he's never been through five full rounds but has in fact headlined several pay per views
and is used to the pressure and media that comes with it.
If this fight happened in two years then I could definitely see Davis having the skills then to defeat Evans however I believe Evans can neutralize the wrestling in this one and win a decision.
For the sake of the UFC and their recent low pay per view buys, they should hope that Evans walks away the winner hear as it's doubtful that Davis would get a title shot with a win and Jones vs Evans is a big money fight for the UFC.
Regardless of how this fight goes, I think the winner of this fight presents the best challenge for Jones in the foreseeable future.
Prediction: Evans by unanimous decision
Chael Sonnen (26-11-1) vs Michael "The Count" Bisping (21-3) - Originally this card was to have two middleweight fights on the live portion of the show however due to an injury suffered by Mark Munoz, Bisping has replaced him setting up a legitimate number one contenders fight.
Bisping is a quick puncher who doesn't necessarily have one punch knockout power but can put combinations together well and hurt his opponents that way.
As good as Bisping's ground game is, he's never been in the cage with someone with the wrestling credentials as Chael and Chael should be able to take Bisping down at will and ride out a decision to earn himself a shot at Anderson Silva and his middleweight championship.
Expect a great promo from Chael following the victory.
Prediction: Sonnen by unanimous decision
Demian Maia (15-3) vs Chris Weidman ()- Although originally this fight was to be a match-up between Demian Maia and Michael Bisping, due to Bisping being moved into a fight with Chael after a Mark Munoiz injury, newcomer Chris Weidman volunteered to fill in leaving us with a very interesting fight.
Weidman is 3-0 this far in the UFC with wins over Jesse Bongfelt, Tom Lawler and Alession Sakara while Maia has been in the cage with some of the best including Anderson Silva, Nate Marquardt and Mark Munoz and win against Chael Sonnen, Kendall Grove and Jason MacDonald to name a few.
I have to lean more towards Maia here who is one of the best Jui Jitsu practiotioners in the sport and although Weidman may be one of the most well rounded prospects in the sport, he's taking this fight on only two weeks notice and to beat someone like Maia you'll probably need a full training camp and with Maia's improved strinking I have to like his chances.
Prediction: Maia by unanimous decision
Evan Dunham (12-2) vs Nik "The Carnie" Lentz (21-4-2) - Prediction: Dunham by unanimous decision
Mike Russow (14-1) vs Jon Olav Einemo (6-2) - Prediction: Russow by unanimous decision
Mitch Gagnon (8-1) vs Johnny "Brutal" Bedford (17-9-1) - Prediction:
Charles "Do Bronx" Oliveira (14-2) vs Eric "Little Lee" Wisely (19-6) - Prediction: Oliveira by submission
George Roop (12-8-1) vs Cub Swanson (15-5) - Prediction: Roop by unanimous decision
Shane Roller (10-5) vs Michael Johnson (9-6) - Prediction: Roller by submission
Joey Beltran (13-6) vs Lavar "Big" Johnson (15-5) - Predictiion Beltran by unanimous decision
Chris Camozzi (15-5) vs Dustin Jacoby (6-1) - Prediction: Camozzi by unanimous decision
Preview ofUFC 143: Diaz vs Condit
Next Saturday, the UFC will crown a new welterweight champion and although it's only until GSP returns, this will be the first time this particulat championship has changed hands since 2008.
With what should be a really fun main event this card could be one of the best of the next few upcoming shows.
Will Nick Diaz or Carlos Condit walk away with the champiionship?
Maybe this preview will offer some insight.
Interim UFC Welterweight Title- "The Natural Born Killer" Carlos Condit (27-5) vs Nick Diaz (26-7) - This fight has had me bouncing back and forth between the two since the day it was announced.
Nick Diaz is arguably one of the best strikers and submission guys in the sport who earned this title shot with a dominant win over BJ Penn late last year and was the Strikeforce welterweight champion until he was moved to the UFC.
Diaz may not have one punch power, however his boxing and the volume of punches he throws usually nullifies his opponent’s offense as he's a very difficult guy to get inside his range.
On paper, Diaz should have the edge both on the feet and on the ground but things like this are never a lock. Condit has won his last two fights impressively, finishing Dan Hardy and Dong Hyun Kim in the first round by knockout.
Condit's cryptonite has always been against dominant wrestlers with a good submission game but Diaz isn't much of a wrestler, and although Condit's submission defense may be questionable, if Diaz can't get him down then it's not going to be easy to catch him.
In terms of power and unpredictability Condit's the favorite as he likes to use knees and kicks whereas Diaz is content just boxing.
This fight really could go either way but as of right now I got Diaz by doing what he does best and beating up on Condit and avoiding any serious damage on the feet while using his cardio to push the fight into the later rounds where he either subnmits Condit or takes a unanimous decision.
Prediction: Diaz by submission
Roy "Big Country" Nelson (16-6) vs Fabricio Werdum (14-5-1)-
The UFC welcomes back Fabricio Werdum for UFC 143 and his opponent, Roy Nelson plans to spoil the return.
Both of these are considered submission wizards however, Werdum tends to know his limitations and focuses more on working his submissions than Nelson who definitely seems to have abandoned his ground game of late in favor of testing his stand-up.
Although having better striking and more powerful punches, Nelson doesn't use all that many combinations instead choosing to focus on his double jab and overhand right which has had mixed results lately.
Werdum's been in the cage with the best, having lost his last fight to Alistair Overeem after handing Fedor his first real loss in his previous fight and I have to believe that Werdum's motivated being back in the UFC and can't be taken lightly.
In Werdum's fight with Overeem he continuously tried to lure Overeem into playing his game and grappling on the mat by faking being hurt by punches in hopes that Overeem would dive in and leave himself vulnerable for a submission and if he tries this with Nelson he'll have the same results as Nelson's to smart to fall for that.
This one could go either way really but I'm leaning towards Nelson.
Prediction: Nelson by unanimous decision
Josh "Kos" Koscheck (16-5) vs Mike Pierce (13-4)- With the recent injury to GSP and 12 second knockout of Jon Fitch, the UFC's welterweight division is wide open and the winner of this fight may find themselves in "the mix".
Koscheck is coming of a first round finish of Matt Hughes in his last fight while Pierce is coming off his second victory over Paul Bradley.
Both men are wrestlers who seem to have abandoned their wrestling as of late, instead looking to finish their opponents on the feet.
Koscheck may have the edge when it comes to wrestling but Pierce is experienced enough to not get taken down repeatedly and he should be able to use his wrestling to keep the fight on the feet.
I'd probably lean more towards Pierce when it comes to standing although Koscheck's got a great overhand right which has ended a couple of opponents nights.
It wouldn't surprise me all that much to see Pierce get his hand raised here but I have to go with Koscheck who should be able to find a way to get the victory although Pierce's chin is solid and it's doubtful Koscheck could submit him.
Prediction: Koscheck by unaniimous decision
Renan "Barao" Pegado (27-1) vs Scott "Young Guns" Jorgensen (13-4)-
The winner of this fight should find themselves only a fight or two away from challenging Dominick Cruz for his bantamweight championship as both men sit a top their division.
Pegado is coming off a big victrory over Brad Pickett a couple of months ago while Jorgenson has strung together a couple wins after being defeated soundly by Cruz in December 2010.
Jorgenson has some good hands, vicious guillotine, nice takedowns and a killer instinct while Pegado has shown some great stand-up and fast submission attempts when given an opening.
Although Pegado hasn't faced the same level of competition as Jorgensen, I don't see Jorgensen showing Pegado anything he hasn't already seen.
Jorgensen should be looking to get this fight to the mat as Pegado will most likely pick him apart on the feet.
Expect Pegado to limnit Jorgensen's takedowns by working his leg kicks to slow him down.
This fight has legitimate fight of the night honors written all over it.
Prediction: Pegado by unanimous decision
Ed "Short Fuse" Herman (19-8) vs Clifford Starks (8-0)- After missing two years of action due to surgeries to his knee, Herman embraced 201 by going 2-0 and looking terrific finishing Tim Credeur to punches and submitting Kyle Noke.
Starks looked rather underwhelming in his UFC debut in a fight he won over Dustin Jacoby when neither man did much.
Herman should be able to win this one wherever he chooses but should knock out Starks impressively here.
Prediction: Herman by TKO
Dustin Poirier (11-1) vs Max Holloway (4-0)
Prediction: Poirier by TKO
Matthew Riddle (5-3) vs Jorge "Lil Monster" Lopez (11-2) - Prediction: Riddle by unanimous decision
Edwin Figueroa (8-1) vs Alex "Bruce Leroy" Caceres (6-4) - Prediction: Figueroa by submission
Matt Brown (12-11) vs Chris "C-Murder" Cope (5-2) - Prediction: Brown by TKO
Michael "Judo" Kuiper (11-0) vs Rafael "Sapo" Natal (13-3-1) - Prediction: Kuiper by submission
Justin Edwards (7-2) vs Mike Stumpf (11-3) - Prediction: Edwards by unanimous decision
Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson (5-0) vs Daniel "The Anvil" Stittgen (7-1) - Prediction: Thompson by unanimous decision
Recap of UFC 142: Aldo vs Mendes
Two weeks ago the UFC returned to Rio, Brazil for their second event in a year and eventhough this show featured fewer big names than the previous show; the Brazilian fans were very loud and boisterous towards their hometown fighters.
UFC Featherweight Title- Jose "Scarface" Aldo (21-1) defeated Chad "Money" Mendes (11-1) by at 4:59 of the first round-
Although this may not have been the most desirable main event to viewers in North America, the Brazilian's were so loud in supporting their hometown champion Jose Aldo that you"kd have thought he was Brock Lesnar or GSP.
Mendes was agruably the best wrestler that Aldo has faced up until this point and he did have some minor offense however he was unable to get Aldo to the mat and was finished by Aldo because of it.
Aldo who has some of the best leg kicks in the business and was able to fire some kicks off early eventhough Mendes landed some of his own.
Mendes shot in for a takedown in the opening minute but wasn't able to secure it when Aldo grabbed onto the cage to block it and got warned for the mistake by the referee.
Mendes had Aldo against the cage for the last few seconds of the fight and managed to break off of Mendes and connect with a knee as Mendes shot in for another takedown attempt which dropped Mendes and Aldo landed a couple more punches as the referee jumped in and called a stop to the fight wth just one second remaining in the first round.
Post fight, without missing a beat, Aldo jumped over the cage and directly into the crowd in Rio's HBC arena as the fans embrassed their champion for one of those real memorable moments that graces MMA every once and a while.
There is no legitimate number one contender to Aldo's championship as of right not so expect Aldo to sit out for a couple months as we wait on his next title defense.
Mendes will most likely be used as a gatekeeper in the division and continue to be a real tough challenge to those fighting at featherweight.
Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort (21-9) submitted Anthony Johnson (10-4) to a rear naked choke at 4:49 of the first round-
This fight was mirred in controversy when Johnson was unable to make weight for the weigh-ins the previous day, missing by an astounding 12 pounds over weighing 197 for a fight at 185.
There have been many times throughout UFC history that a competitor was unable to make weight and the usual procedure when this takes place is that the person who is unable to weigh in at the requested weight is forced to give 20 percent of their purse to their opponent and although this was put in to place, Johnson was also forced to weigh in around noon saturday at 205 to ensure he wouldn't had a massive weight gain prior to the fight which would have been unfair for Belfort.
If this was a one time thing I could see Dana and the Fertitta's being forgiving of it although still being pissed off but this was Johnson's third time missing weight and this was hist first attempt at a move to a bigger division however he wasn't even able to make the 185 weight required for the fight and in the UFC you're lucky to get three chances and following the loss, Johnson was let go from his contract. This fight was actually really quite sloppy as Johnson didn't really seem to know what his gameplan was shooting for takedowns and mixing it up at times on the feet.
Johnson was able to get Belfort down on several occasions but referee Dan Miragliotta stood the fight up due to "inactivity" although both men were being aggressive.
Miragliotta may be the sketchiest referee currently in the business as there was absolutely no reason to stand the fight up other than the boos from the crowd as the Brazilian fans seemed to sway Miagliotta's decisions.
Johnson was able to close up Belfort's eye with some punches while on top but gassed real fast and Belfort used it as his opportunity to lock on a rear naked choke and force Johnson to tap out.
Belfort's next fight will most likely be in Brazil in June against Wanderlei Silva as the two are opposing coaches on the first international season of the Ultimate fighter.
Although released following the fight, expect Johnson to get a win or two outside of the UFC and get another shot with the promotion considering his fan friendly style.
Rousimar Palhares (14-3) submitted Mike Massenzio (13-6) to a heel hook at 1:03 of the first round- Palhares did exactly what was expected, walking through Massenzio and securing an absolutely beautiful heel hook in the the opening frame to force Massenzio to tap out and award Palhares not only the fight but an additional $65 000 for submission of the night.
Palhares will most likely find himself against a much higher caliber opponent in his next outing as he's got a unique style who could give anyone a run for their money, including the champion Anderson Silva.
Carlo "NEO" Prater (30-10-1) defeated Erick Silva (13-2) by disqualification at 0:29 of the first round- Questionable officiating led to the finish here when Silva rocked Prater with punches and then more on the ground when a scramble ensued and the referee stepped in to stop the fight giving Silva the victory or so it appeared. Referee Mario Yamasaki claimed that Prater was hit with several punches to the back of the head which led to a disqualification but upon replay a strike definitely did land however it was unintentional as well as one of about a dozen punches that hurt Prater which basically means very little as Prater was done for prior to that one punch.
This was a bad decision and a blemish on a record of a rising prospect which is a downer for Silva.
Post fight, Joe Rogan questioned Yamasaki about his ruling of the fight and was adamant in letting Yamasaki know he made a mistake to which Yamasaki seemed to shrug off, standing by his stupid decision.
I wouldn't be surprised to see this fight signed as a rematch at the UFC's next Brazil show in June, if not sooner.
Edson Barboza (10-0) knocked out Terry Etim (14-4) at 2:02 of the third round-
This was was not only awarded fight of the night honors but ended in what could have been the most brutal knockout in UFC history which also landed a knockout of the night bonus for the winner Barboza.
Barboza was able to implement his gameplan early and do a number with well placed leg kicks which made it difficult for Etim to shoot in for the takedown for any delayed period of time.
The one knock on Barboza has been his reluctance to go in for the kill, instead choosing to let the fight play out to the judges scorecard but this fight was different as in the third round, Barboza hit a and Etim immediately seized up and then fell back to the ground slowly with his arm and legs frozen in position.
Barboza recognized immediately that the fight was over and began celebrating in his corner as the crowd went INSANE.
Barboza is going to be a real threat in the lightweight division to absoilutely anyone dumb enough to sign on to fight him and the additional $130 000 in bonuses sets up 2012 for him nicely.
Thiago Tavares (17-4-1) defeated Sam "Hands of Stone" Stout (17-7-1) by unanimous decision
Gabriel "Napao" Gonzaga (13-6) submitted Edinaldo "Lula" Oliveira (13-2) to a rear naked choke at 3:22 of the first round
Mike "Quicksand" Pyle (22-8-1) defeated Ricardo Funch (8-3) by TKO at 1:22 of the first round
Felipe "Sertanejo" Arantes (14-4) defeated Antonio "Pato" Carvalho (13-5) by unanimous decision
Review of UFC on FX: Guillard vs Miller
Last weekend the UFC was live on FX for their first show and between that and the airing of the prelims on Fuel TV, we the fans were treated to a damn fine show.
Jim Miller (21-3) subnmitted Melvin "The Young Assassin" Guillard (29-10-2) to a rear naked choke at 2:04 of the first round- This was an action packed main event from beginning to end.
Guillard started the fight by landing a couple solid punches on Miller and soon dropped him with a beautiful right hook that connected to Miller's chin.
Miller was able to return to his feet and shoot in for a couple takedowns but Guillard showed his improved takedown defense and made Miller pay with knees each time he did.
Instead of abandoning his takedown attempts after having no success, Miller attempted yet another and this time he was able to get Guillard down where he secured a rear naked choke and forced Guillard to tap out.
Post fight Miller thanked the fans for their support of his sick nephew, son of Dan Miller, fellow UFC fighter and Jim's brother.
Although Miller was in trouble early he showed that he's a very mentally strong fighter who can endure punishment and capitalize on a split second opportunity.
Although this is Guillard's second loss in a row, he had a damn good showing and should still continue to be a threat to all UFC lightweights.
Miller also picked up an additional $45 000 for submission of the night.
Josh Neer (33-10-1) submitted Duane "Bang" Ludwig (21-12) at 3:04 of the first round- Bang was able to overwhelm Neer with punches early and if it weren't for a pause in the action to re-insert Neer's missing mouthpiece then Bang may have ended Neer's night but Neer seemed to clear the cobwebs out and sunk in a beautiful guillotine choke to finish the fight.
Post fight, Neer thanked his training partners the Diaz brothers, both of whom are former opponents and now friends of his.
Although neither guy should ever really be considered as a co-main event draw, this was definitely a high action and fast paced fight.
Pat Barry (7-4) knocked out Christian Morecraft (7-3) at 3:38 of the first round- Morecraft was able to get the takedown early on as one would have expected and attempted a kimura in the opening minute but Barry's improved submission defense was shown here as he rerturned to the feet and began to land some leg kicks to slow down Morecraft.
After a couple more leg kicks found their range, a beautiful left hook dropped Morecraft and some follow up punches on the ground put him away giving Barry a much needed win.
Following the fight, Barry said that although Brock Lesnar is cuyrrently retired, his gym, Deathclutch will never die.
Well that's an oxy moron for you.
Both men were awarded an additional $45 000 for fight of the night.
Mike "The Hulk" Easton (12-1) defeated Jared Papazian (14-7) by unanimous decision-
This was my pick for fight of the night as both men throw an insane amount of punches that connected with neither man falling over.
I questioned why these two were given a spot on the main card prtior to the fight but following it I understood why.
The majority of this fight was contested on the feet with neither man really taking a clear cut edge on the other and when the score cards were read it could have been given to either guy.
Although the official fight of the night was Barry/Morecraft, enough people tweeted Dana White that this should have been that he gave both men a $45 000 bonus as well.
Jorge "El Conquistador" Rivera (20-9) defeated Eric "Ravishing Red" Schafer (12-7-2) by TKO at 1:31 of the second round
Habib Nurmagomedov (17-0) submitted Kamal Shalorus (7-2-2) to a rear naked choke at 2:08 of the third round
Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman (15-3) defeated Daniel "Ninja" Roberts (12-4) by unanimous decision
Fabricio "Morango" Camoes (14-6-1) submitted Tom Hayden (8-1) to a reear naked choke at 4:03 of the first round
Nick "Ninja of Love" Denis (11-2) defeared Joseph Sandoval (6-2) by knockout at 0:22 of the first round
Daniel "The Pit" Pineda (16-7) submitted "Thrilling" Pat Scilling (5-1) to a rear naked choke at 1:37 of the first round
UFC on Fuel from Omaha, Nebraska- February 15th, 2012
Jake Ellenberger (26-5) vs Diego "The Dream" Sanchez (23-4)
Dave "Pee Wee" Herman (21-2) vs Stefan Struve (22-5)
Aaron Simpson (11-2) vs Ronny Markes (12-1)
Jonathan Brookins (12-4) vs Vagner Rocha (7-2)
Ivan "The Pride of El Salvador" Menjivar (23-8) vs John "Prince" Albert (6-1)
Stipe Miocic (7-0) vs Philip De Fries (8-0)
T.J. Dillashaw (4-1) vs Walel "The Gazel" Watson (9-3)
Sean "The Destroyer" Loeffler (25-5) vs Buddy Roberts (11-2)
Yoislandy "Cuba" Izquierdo (6-0) vs Bernardo "Trekko" Magalhaes (11-1)
Justin Salas (9-3) vs Anton Kuivanen (16-4)
UFC 144 from Saitama, Japan- February 26th, 2012
UFC Lightweight Title- Frank "The Answer" Edgar (14-1) vs Ben Henderson (14-2)
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (32-9) vs Ryan "Darth" Bader (12-2)
Jake Shields (26-6-1) vs Yoshihiro "Sexyama" Akiyama" (13-4)
Anthony "Showtime" Pettis (14-2) vs Joe "J-Lau" Lauzon (21-6)
Cheick Kongo (17-6-2) vs Mark Hunt (7-7)
Tie Quan "The Mongolian Wolf" Zhang (15-2) vs Leonard "Bad Boy" Garcia (15-8-1)
Yushin Okami (26-6) vs Tim Boetsch (14-4)
George Sotiropoulous (14-4) vs Takanori "Fireball Kid" Gomi (32-8)
Hatsu Hioki (25-4-2) vs Bart "Bartimus" Palaszewski (36-14)
Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto (18-5) vs Vaughan Lee (11-7-1)
Takeya Mizugaki (15-6-2) vs Chris "Kamikaze" Cariaso (11-3)
Riki Fukuda (17-5) vs Steve Cantwell (7-5)
UFC on FX 2 from Sydney, Australia- March 4th, 2012
Thiago "Pitbull" Alves (19-8) vs Martin "Hitman" Kampmann (17-5)
Joseph Benavidez (15-2) vs Yasuhiro Urushitani (19-4-6)
Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson (9-2) vs Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall (11-2)
Costa Phillipou (9-2) vs Court "The Crusher" McGee (14-1)
Aaron Rosa (17-4) vs James Te Huna (13-5)
Cole Miller (18-5) vs Steve "Super" Siler (19-9)
Anthony "TJ" Waldburger (14-6) vs Jake Hecht (11-2)
Jared Hamman (13-4) vs Kyle "KO" Noke (19-5)
Nick Penner (11-1) vs Anthony "The Hippo" Perosh (12-6)
Shawn "The Savage" Jordan (12-3) vs Oli Thompson (9-2)
Mackens Semerzier (6-3) vs Robert Peralta (15-3)
Kyle "KO" Noke (19-5) vs Andrew Craig (6-0)
UFC on FUEL 2 from Stockholm, Sweden- April 14th, 2012
Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson (12-1) vs Antonio Rogerio "Minotoro" Nogueira (20-5)
Brad "One Punch" Pickett (20-6) vs Damacio Page (15-6)
Brian Stann (11-4) vs Alessio "Legionarius" Sakara (15-8)
Damarques Johnson (13-9) vs John Mcguire (17-3)
Papy "Makembo" Abedi (8-1) vs James Head (7-2)
Georges "The Last Viking" Kruth (5-0) vs Cyrille "Snake" Diabate (17-8-1)
Paulo Thiago (14-3) vs Siyar Bahadurzada
Francis “Limitless” Carmont (17-7) vs Magnus Cedenbald (10-3)
Simeon “The Grin” Thoresen (16-2-1) vs Besam Yousef (6-0)
Hamid "Akira" Corassani (9-3) vs Jason "Shotgun" Young (8-5)
UFC 145 from Atlanta, Georgia- April 21st, 2012
Rory "Ares" MacDonald (12-1) vs Che Mills (14-4)
Travis Browne (12-0-1) vs Chad "The Gravedigger" Griggs (11-1)
Mark Bocek (10-4) vs Matt Wiman (14-6)
Brendan Schaub (8-2) vs Ben Rothwell (31-8)
Michael "Mayday" McDonald (14-1) vs Miguel Torres (40-4)
Mark Hominick (20-10) vs Eddie "The Phillipino Phenom" Yagin (15-5-1)
Mac Danzig (20-9-1) vs Efrain Escudero (18-4)
Maximo "Maxi" Blanco (8-3-1) vs Marcus "The Bama Beast" Brimage (4-1)
John "The Bull" Makdessi (9-1) vs Anthony Njokuani (14-5)
Chris "The Menace" Clements (10-4) vs Keith "The Polish Connection" Wisnieski (28-13-1)
That's all for now everyone but I'll be back in two weeks with a review of the UFC on FOX 2 show, recap of UFC 143: Diaz vs Condit and a breakdown of the UFC Fuel show featuring Diego Sanchez vs Jake Ellenberger.