UFC on FX 5: 6 New Fights Announced Including Potential Title Eliminator
The boys over at UFC.com were busy on Tuesday night, as a slew of new fights were announced for UFC on FX 5. Officially announcing six bouts for the October 5 card, fans were treated to announcements from flyweight all the way up to heavyweight.
The most exciting fight added to the card is a potential title eliminator for the UFC flyweight championship.
Ultimate Fighter winner John Dodson will meet world ranked lightweight Jussier da Silva.
Dodson is 2-0 in the UFC and already has a career win over fellow flyweight John Moraga. Meanwhile, da Silva is a former Shooto Flyweight champion who holds a professional record of 14-1.
With Dodson and da Silva ranking in a No. 7 and No. 4 respectively on the flyweight chart, logic says that this fight will likely determine the first challenger for the newly created UFC Flyweight championship.
In another flyweight contest, green-haired warrior Louis Gaudinot meets a returned Darren Uyenoyama.
Both men are coming off of exciting wins as Gaudinot won a hard fought battle against John Lineker in his last appearance, and Uyenoyama picked up a signature victory when he dominated Kid Yamamoto at the inaugural UFC on Fox event.
Heavyweights will collide after a UFC on Fox 4 matchup was postponed due to injury.
Matt Mitrione and Rob Broughton will do battle on Minneapolis card.
Mitrione is returning from the first loss of his career last October. Broughton is trying to snap a two-fight skid after losing back-to-back contests with Travis Browne and Phil de Fries.
UFC veteran Josh Neer returns in a welterweight matchup against Ultimate Fighter contestant Justin Edwards.
Neer recently saw a six-fight winning streak snapped when he lost to Mike Pyle in June.
Edwards, on the other hand, hasn't seen much momentum in the UFC, as he has put together a 1-2 record with the organization.
In a striker's dream, Bart Palaszewski will step into the cage with dangerous stand-up technician Diego Nunes.
Palaszewski debuted with a vicious knockout of Tyson Griffin, but found himself manhandled by Hatsu Hioki at UFC 144.
Nunes has gone 6-3 since working for Zuffa and holds signature wins over Mike Brown and Manny Gamburyan. He is coming off of a decision loss to Dennis Siver back in April.
Finally, a lightweight bout featuring Carlo Prater and Marcus LeVesseur.
Prater scored a win over Erick Silva in January via disqualification.
The decision was panned by many, claiming that the strike to the back of the head was not enough to warrant the disqualification.
LeVesseur is an accomplished wrestler who fell to Cody McKenzie and his deadly guillotine at UFC on FUEL 3.
All of that action sits on top of a previously announced battle in the heavyweight division between Travis Browne and Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva.
Get ready for UFC on FX 5, because it is quickly shaping up to be an excellent card.
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