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Steven Siler and Darren Elkins kick off the action on the Facebook preliminary card, and, despite little name recognition, this is a pretty interesting bout.
Siler has a ton of experience to his name with 30 career fights despite being just 25 years old. He is 21-9 with an unblemished UFC record of 3-0.
Elkins, meanwhile, is 4-1 in the UFC, with his sole loss coming to Charles Oliveira back in August 2010. There, Oliveira overwhelmed him early and snatched an armbar in the very first round.
Since that time, Elkins has won three dominant decision victories, and it seems he is content to use his size and grappling to overpower and wear down opponents.
Siler, meanwhile, has 13 submission victories to credit, including his most recent UFC win over Joey Gambino at UFC on FX 4. This makes for an interesting aspect of the fight, as Elkins will probably look to take the younger Siler to the mat and work his ground expertise.
I see Elkins doing just that, and Siler will have his winning streak halted by a larger, stronger fighter in Darren Elkins.
Prediction: Darren Elkins via unanimous decision