The FX segment has two especially intriguing bouts. The lightweight division will get the majority of the attention during this portion of the event. Bobby Green has star potential, and Yves Edwards looks to follow up his exciting win over Jeremy Stephens with another victory.
Gleison Tibau (26-8) vs. Evan Dunham (13-3)
Tibau has always been overrated in my eyes. He's been fighting in the UFC since 2006, but he hasn't scored many victories over top competition.
He's facing the type of fighter whom he normally walks through in Dunham. The latter has lost three of his last five fights, and Tibau will run that total to four defeats in his last six tries.
In a fight I expect to bore me, Tibau will win a unanimous decision.
Tyron Woodley (10-1) vs. Jay Hieron (23-6)
Woodley suffered his first defeat in his last fight against Nate Marquardt in Strikeforce. This is his UFC debut, and he'll be looking to make a statement. Hieron is a veteran, but he's on the downside of his career at 36 years old.
Woodley will be focused on making a good first impression with UFC fans. He'll stop Hieron in the second round in a rare move away from his normal submission-based attack.
Jacob Volkmann (15-3) vs. Bobby Green (19-5)
Green is as tough as they come, and he was on quite a roll in Strikeforce. He won his last four fights before the promotion shut down.
Volkmann is a submission specialist, and Green has had some issues in the past with guys like this.
To his credit, he has improved his submission defense, and he has Volkmann outclassed as a striker. The King will make a splash in his UFC debut by knocking out Volkmann.
Yves Edwards (42-18) vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg (13-3-1)
The 36-year-old nicknamed the "Thugjitsu Master" scored an exciting KO win over Jeremy "Lil Heathen" Stephens at UFC on Fox 5 (video above).
It was the battle of men with incredibly inventive aliases, but ultimately, the Master regulated the Heathen.
Edwards' 60 fights is an impressive amount of experience, and he's finished 33 of his opponents by KO/TKO or submission.
Vallie-Flagg is nearly the same age at 34, but he has just a fraction of the experience. He's making his UFC debut, but handling Edwards' quickness and potentially dynamic striking will be an issue for him.
Mark down a second straight KO win for Edwards.