The next quarterfinal sees another pair of tournament veterans square off, as multidivisional competitor Brent Weedman takes on Lithuanian powerhouse Marius Zaromskis.
Zaromskis is a knockout artist with great experience and a solid record. He was a semifinalist in last season's welterweight tournament, defeating Nordine Taleb by decision before losing via brutal knockout to eventual winner Andrey Koreshkov.
He will take on another striker in Weedman, who also has good submission ability.
Weedman has been in two welterweight tournaments as well as a lightweight tournament. He lost in the finals of the lightweight tournament in 2012 while owning a 1-2 record in welterweight-tournament action.
In season four, he defeated Dan Hornbuckle in the quarterfinals before falling to Jay Hieron in the semifinals. In season five, he lost in the quarterfinals to Chris Lozano.
This should be a striking battle unless Weedman insists on using his ground game. However, Zaromskis has solid enough takedown defense to keep this fight standing.
Prediction: Zaromskis def. Weedman via decision