UFC on Fuel TV 4: Who's on the Hot Seat?
In the shadows of UFC 148 has been UFC on Fuel 4, which takes place Wednesday on Facebook and Fuel TV. Headlined by a key middleweight confrontation between Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman, the event promises to be action-packed and important.
The fact that Anderson Silva retained his title over the weekend, many feel that the winner of this headlining bout may earn the next title shot.
With that, let's take a look at who is on the hot seat at UFC on Fuel 4.
Dan Stittgen will step into the Octagon for just the second time in his career Wednesday, but it may be his last time if he can't win against Marcelo Guimaraes.
Stittgen (7-2) made his debut on short notice against Stephen Thompson, where he basically did nothing the whole first round except fall unconscious from a hellish head kick. He will have to really impress in this outing to keep his job.
WEC and UFC veteran Damacio Page is in dire need of a win, as a loss to Alex Caceres would likely be the end of his big fight career with the world's largest promotion.
The Greg Jackson disciple is 15-7 in his career, but finds himself on a three-fight skid, all of which took place in the UFC. He submitted to guillotine chokes by Demetrious Johnson and Brian Bowles, while tapping to a rear-naked choke at the hands of Brad Pickett.
Page has one more chance before he is given the ax, so he better bring his A-game.
Like his opponent Damacio Page, Alex Caceres is undoubtedly going to have his back against the wall. Although a favorite of Dana White, "Bruce Leeroy" is just 1-3 in his tenure which has seen him take fights in the featherweight and bantamweight.
In that time, he has been rear-naked choked by Mackens Semerzier and Jim Hettes, earned a decision victory over Cole Escovedo and lost a controversial split decision to Edwin Figueroa.
It's likely win or go home for the colorful personality.
Win or lose, Chris Weidman will not be cut from the UFC. That is not the reason he is on the hot seat.
Young in his MMA career, Weidman (8-0) finds himself headlining his first UFC event in his career. It's hard to believe that the hot prospect was an inexperienced 4-0 fighter in his late replacement debut.
In his UFC career, Weidman has earned decision wins over Alessio Sakara and Demian Maia (extremely short notice), while submitting Jesse Bongfeldt (stand guillotine choke) and Tom Lawlor (D'arce choke).
This kid has serious potential and a win over Munoz could cement a claim to Anderson Silva's throne.