UFC on FX 5 Results: What We Learned from Marcus LeVesseur vs. Carlo Prater

Craig AmosFeatured ColumnistOctober 5, 2012

May 14, 2012; Fairfax, VA, USA; Marcus Levesseur reacts after weighing in for his fight against Cody McKenzie during the Korean Zombie vs Poirier weigh-in at Patriot Center.  Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE
Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE

Carlo Prater and Marcus LeVesseur competed in a 155 pound showdown that was light on action and heavy on clinches.

The crowd voiced its collective displeasure throughout the match, but when it was all said and done, it was LeVesseur with his hand raised.


What We'll Remember About This Fight

Marcus LeVesseur becomes more than just another Cody McKenzie guillotine victim, and Carlo Prater remains that guy who beat Erick Silva via questionable disqualification.

Alternatively, we might remember it as the best bathroom break opportunity of the night.


What we Learned About LeVesseur

His guillotine defense is okay when he's not in the clutches of Cody McKenzie. Several times throughout the 15-minute match LeVesseur found himself fending off this opponent's choke attempts, but continually fended them off.

We also learned that even in victory, LeVesseur probably isn't ready for a top-notch opponent. 


What we Learned About Prater

Prater will probably not get a UFC win outside the one gift-wrapped for him by Mario Yamasaki.

In his defense, Prater's ground-game did look pretty threatening. It just wasn't enough to get win the win tonight.


What's Next for LeVesseur

It wasn't pretty, but he won the fight. Still, the performance shouldn't be enough to warrant a great leap forward in competition. Perhaps he could try that submission defense out against Paul Sass?


What's Next for Prater

Almost certainly a UFC pink slip.