UFC on Fuel TV 4: Fight Card, TV Info, Predictions and More for Munoz vs Weidman

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistJuly 9, 2012

Photo courtesy of Artuji.com
Photo courtesy of Artuji.com

UFC 148 is over, but that does not stop the sport from providing fans with plenty of great matches.

Fuel TV will showcase a number of talented fighters, highlighted by the main event between Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman.

Weidman is a former NCAA All-American at Hofstra and is undefeated so far in his UFC career, but he will have to get through the veteran Munoz to earn the respect of the fighting world.


Where: HP Pavilion, San Jose, California

When: Wednesday, July 11th at 5:30 p.m. ET

Watch: FUEL TV begins the main card at 8 p.m. ET

Live Stream: Facebook will stream a preliminary card at 5:30 p.m. ET


Fight Card

Main Card

Mark Munoz vs. Chris Weidman

Joey Beltran vs. James Te Huna

Kenny Robertson vs. Aaron Simpson

Francis Carmont vs. Karlos Vemola

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Vaughan Lee

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Anthony Njokuani


Preliminary Card

Alex Caceres vs. Damacio Page

Chris Cariaso vs. Josh Ferguson

Andrew Craig vs. Rafael Natal

Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Dan Stittgen

Raphael Assuncao vs. Issei Tamura


Top Bouts to Watch

Kenny Robertson vs. Aaron Simpson

This battle was supposed to be fight between Simpson and Jon Fitch, but Fitch had to pull out due to an injury. While that battle would have been much closer, it will be interesting to see how Simpson performs.

After his recent loss to Ronny Markes, Simpson decided to drop down to the Welterweight division. This match should provide an easy transition for the talented fighter as he should be a top contender before long.

Prediction: Aaron Simpson wins by KO


Francis Carmont vs. Karlos Vemola

There are some tough fighters in UFC, but there are few tougher fighters to beat than Francis Carmont and Karlos Vemola. Each man specializes in submission holds to end matches early.

Half of Carmont's 18 wins have been finished by submission and he is on a seven-match winning streak. His opponent has less experience in UFC, but he does not go down without a fight.

This should be a thrilling battle, but each fighter has to be careful of getting in holds.

Prediction: Francis Carmont wins by submission


Mark Munoz vs. Chris Weidman

The main event of the night features two middleweight fighters that could be on the shortlist of the next contenders to face Anderson Silva for the title.

Munoz is currently ranked the No. 3 middleweight in the world behind Silva and Chael Sonnen according to Sherdog, but a win could propel him into the No. 2 spot.

However, Weidman is right on his back as an up-and-coming fighter in the stacked division. He has never lost in eight MMA bouts and looks to keep that distinction this week.  

The key for Weidman will be to stay on his feet and avoid getting into ground battles with Munoz, otherwise it might be over quickly.

Prediction: Mark Munoz wins by decision