The Facebook prelims kick off in the heavyweight division, as Strikeforce migrant Nandor Guelmino takes on fellow debutee Daniel Omielanczuk.
Guelmino will look to erase the memory of his only Strikeforce bout, where he was thoroughly dominated by Josh Barnett. That was a tough task, so the Austrian prospect gets another chance here.
Though Guelmino is a striker by trade, he actually has most of his wins by submission. That being said, most of his wins have come against local regional talent in Europe, so anything he takes in the UFC will be a large step up for "The Hun."
Omielanczuk is one of Poland's top heavyweights and works with the respectable Nastula Team. The submission specialist relies on takedowns and top control to wear down opponents. From there, he uses a variety of submission techniques, his favorites being the keylock, kimura and north-south choke.
Guelmino did not show strong takedown defense in his Strikeforce bout and that is something the Pole is going to look for early and often. Guelmino has power on the feet, but he will not get to display it much. Omielanczuk will wear him down from heavy top position and tap the Austrian in the first or second round.
Prediction: Omielanczuk def. Guelmino via submission