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The Facebook prelims kick off with a lightweight bout, pitting the runner-up on season 13 of The Ultimate Fighter, Ramsey Nijem, against season 15 vet James Vick.
Nijem has seen mixed results during his tenure in the UFC. At 3-2, he has earned wins over CJ Keith, Danny Downes and Joe Proctor, but fallen via brutal knockout to both Tony Ferguson and Myles Jury.
Nijem is a power wrestler who has worked on his stand-up with John Hackleman and The Pit. However, it is no secret that he will want to put Vick on his back and work ground-and-pound for most of the fight.
This will be Vick's first fight with the UFC since his appearance on TUF. That was in May 2012. Therefore, he may have to fight off the rust in this fight.
Vick's forte is in the boxing department, so he would be wise to use his jab and keep his distance from Nijem. He showed solid takedown defense in his TUF fights against Dakota Cochrane and Daron Cruickshank.
However, the combination of lack of activity and aggressive takedown offense from Nijem will hurt Vick. Expect a decision for the Palestinian-American.
Result: Nijem def. Vick via decision