UFC on FOX: Info and Predictions for Every Fight

G DAnalyst IIINovember 7, 2011

UFC on FOX: Info and Predictions for Every Fight

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    The UFC will make its broadcasting television debut when they air live on the Fox Network on November 12, 2011.

    UFC on Fox 1 will take place in Anaheim, California in front of a sold out Honda Center crowd beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT and 9:00 p.m. ET.

    The main card will be headlined around current UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, who will put his title up for grabs against number one contender, Junior Dos Santos.

    In total, the fight card consists of one main card fight and nine preliminary bouts.

    The following slides display info and predictions for every fight for UFC on Fox 1.

    Let's take a look.

Aaron Rosa vs. Matt Lucas

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    Aaron Rosa

    Career Record: 16-4

    UFC Record: 0-1

    Key Wins: Abe Wagner

    Key Losses: Joey Beltran

    Matt Lucas

    Career Record: 14-2

    UFC Record: 0-0

    Key Wins: Shawn Frye

    Key Losses: Richard Hale


    Both Aaron Rosa and Matt Lucas are two of the most inexperienced fighters at UFC on Fox, as they have a combined one UFC fight under their belts.

    However, both fighters are exceptionally well-rounded and demonstrate skills in both the knockout and submission aspect of mixed martial arts.

    It's likely that Rosa will come out swinging for the fences as half of his victories have come via knockout.

    But, Lucas has demonstrated an ability to push the fight past the first-round and to the judge's scorecards.

    Prediction: Rosa by Unanimous Decision

Mike Pierce vs. Paul Bradley

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    Mike Pierce

    Career Record: 12-4

    UFC Record: 4-2

    Key Wins: Kenny Robertson, Paul Bradley

    Key Losses: Jon Fitch, Johny Hendricks

    Paul Bradley

    Career Record: 18-3

    UFC Record: 0-1

    Key Wins: Eddie Larrea

    Key Losses: Mike Pierce, Rafael Natal


    This will be the second time Mike Pierce and Paul Bradley square off. Pierce had the upper hand the last time these two met via unanimous decision.

    And, to Pierce's advantage, this will be the seventh time he enters the UFC Octagon while Bradley will be making his second appearance.

    Both Pierce and Bradley are very similar in style, so fans can expect action to start fairly slow, but pick up as the fight goes on.

    If Pierce can avoid being submitted, he should have no problem defeating Bradley for a second time.

    Prediction: Pierce by Unanimous Decision

Alex Caceres vs. Cole Escovedo

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    Alex Caceres

    Career Record: 5-4

    UFC Record: 0-2

    Key Wins: Joel Garcia

    Key Losses: Mackens Semerzier, Jim Hettes

    Cole Escovedo

    Career Record: 17-8

    UFC Record: 0-2

    Key Wins: Michael McDonald

    Key Losses: Urijah Faber, Renan Barao


    Alex Caceres and Cole Escovedo started their careers on large winning streaks, but have recently fallen from their winning ways.

    Both Caceres and Escovedo are yet to capture their first win inside the UFC Octagon.

    However, that will change for one of them when action begins in their bantamweight bout on December 12.

    Escovedo will look to take Caceres down early and attempt several submission attempts as he's been declared victorious 10 times via submission over the course of his career.

    Unfortunately for Caceres, his last four defeats have come from tapping out.

    Prediction: Escovedo by R2 Submission

Mackens Semerzier vs. Robert Peralta

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    Mackens Semerzier

    Career Record: 6-3

    UFC Record: 1-0

    Key Wins: Alex Caceres

    Key Losses: Cub Swanson

    Robert Peralta

    Career Record: 15-3

    UFC Record: 1-0

    Key Wins: Mike Lullo

    Key Losses: Landon Piercy


    Mackens Semerzier and Robert Peralta will meet at UFC on Fox for what could potentially be one of the most exciting fights of the night.

    Something will have to give, though, as Semerzier tends to catch his opponent in a bad positions and more times than not places them in a Rear Naked Choke.

    Peralta on the other hand, is a knockout artist as he has knocked out 11 opponents in just 15 of his victories.

    While Semerzier will do everything he can possibly do to catch his opponent, it will be Peralta who comes out on top when all is said and done.

    Prediction: Peralta by R1 TKO

Norifumi Yamamoto vs. Darren Uyenoyama

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    Norifumi Yamamoto

    Career Record: 18-4 (1)

    UFC Record: 0-1

    Key Wins: Royler Gracie, Caol Uno

    Key Losses: Demetrious Johnson

    Darren Uyenoyama

    Career Record: 6-3

    UFC Record: 0-0

    Key Wins: Shuichiro Katsumura

    Key Losses: Tomoya Miyashita


    Darren Uyenoyama and Norifumi Yamamoto are two more inexperienced fighters who will take part in UFC on Fox 1. Uyenoyama will be making his UFC debut and Yamamoto will fight just the second time inside the octagon.

    Yamamoto will come out and be the aggressor early as Uyenoyama hasn't shown exceptional striking skills on his feet.

    If Uyenoyama can survive Yamamoto's pressure, he will look to take the fight to the ground.

    And while Yamamoto is exceptional in the stand up, Uyenoyama has never been knocked out in his mixed martial arts career.

    Prediction: Yamamoto by Unanimous Decision

DaMarques Johnson vs. Clay Harvison

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    DaMarques Johnson

    Career Record: 12-9

    UFC Record: 3-3

    Key Wins: Mike Guymon

    Key Losses: Matthew Riddle, Amir Sadollah

    Clay Harvison

    Career Record: 9-3

    UFC Record: 0-1

    Key Wins:Justin Edwards

    Key Losses: Seth Baczynski


    DeMarques Johnson and Clay Harvison will meet in what could very well be the Fight of the Night at UFC on Fox 1.

    While both fighters share similar skill sets, their styles are very different.

    Johnson, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu product will look to take overwhelm Harvison with his strength and power early and often.

    However, Harvison is well aware of Johnson's inability to defend against the submission as he's lost five fights via tap out.

    Fans can expect an electrifying bout from the second these two touch gloves.

    Prediction: Harvison by R1 Submission

Cub Swanson vs. Ricardo Lamas

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    Cub Swanson

    Career Record: 15-4

    UFC Record: 0-0

    Key Wins: Mackens Semerzier, Tommy Lee

    Key Losses: Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo

    Ricardo Lamas

    Career Record: 10-2

    UFC Record: 1-0

    Key Wins: Matt Grice, Bart Palaszewski

    Key Losses: Yuri Alcantara


    Cub Swanson, one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC will take on Ricardo Lamas in a featherweight showdown.

    Despite having four losses in his career, Swanson has faced some of the world's greatest fighters in Chad Mendes and Jose Aldo.

    When action begins fans can expect Lamas to attempt to wrestle his way to a victory as he is one of the best grapplers in the featherweight division.

    However, Swanson's speed and skill set may be too much for Lamas to handle as he is one of the best overall fighters in the UFC today.

    Prediction: Swanson by R2 TKO

Dustin Poirier vs. Pablo Garza

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    Dustin Poirier

    Career Record: 10-1

    UFC Record: 2-0

    Key Wins: Josh Grispi, Jason Young

    Key Losses: Danny Castillo

    Pablo Garza

    Career Record: 11-1

    UFC Record: 2-0

    Key Wins: Yves Jabouin

    Key Losses: Zhang Tie Quan


    Dustin Poirier and Pablo Garza is just another example of a fight that could end in spectacular fashion at UFC on Fox 1.

    Both Poirier and Garza have lost just one fight apiece in their mixed martial arts career and have been undefeated since entering the UFC.

    Garza may be one of the best submission specialists in the UFC today, but Poierer demonstrates some of the best submission defense in the organization.

    Poirier will look to remain in the stand up and impose his will via strikes to every part of Garza's body.

    While this may be the most unpredictable bout of the evening, in the end it will be Poirier who escapes with the victory.

    Prediction: Poirier by Unanimous Decision

Clay Guida vs. Ben Henderson

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    Clay Guida

    Career Record: 29-11

    UFC Record: 9-5

    Key Wins: Nate Diaz, Anthony Pettis, Takanori Gomi

    Key Losses: Kenny Florian, Diego Sanchez

    Ben Henderson

    Career Record: 14-2

    UFC Record: 2-0

    Key Wins: Donald Cerrone (2), Jim Miller

    Key Losses: Anthony Pettis


    Clay Guida and Ben Henderson will meet at UFC on Fox 1 in arguably the biggest fight of their mixed martial arts career, as the winner is likely to move on to receive a lightweight title shot against current champion Frankie Edgar.

    Guida and Henderson both demonstrate overwhelming speed and their styles are certainly set to clash when action begins on November 12.

    Don't be surprised if the bout begins with Guida and Henderson throwing hay-makers before it eventually gets taken to the ground.

    Fans can expect more than usual submission attempts by both fighters as they are two of the UFC's best submission artists.

    But, when the final bell rings, it will be Guida who escapes and moves closer towards a title shot.

    Prediction: Guida by Unanimous Decision

Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos

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    Cain Velasquez

    Career Record: 9-0

    UFC Record: 7-0

    Key Wins: Brock Lesnar, Antonio Nogueira, Cheick Kongo

    Key Losses: N/A

    Junior Dos Santos

    Career Record: 13-1

    UFC Record: 7-0

    Key Wins: Shane Carwin, Roy Nelson, Mirko Cro Cop

    Key Losses: Joaquim Ferreira


    In the main event of the evening at UFC on Fox 1, Cain Velasquez will face his toughest opponent to date, Junior Dos Santos, in a heavyweight title fight.

    Neither Velasquez or Dos Santos have lost a single fight since entering the UFC posting a combined 14-0 record.

    When action begins, fans can expect an all-out brawl as two of the UFC's heaviest hitters will circle the Octagon and exchange strikes early.

    Velasquez will look to be the aggressor early and take Dos Santos to the ground and unload his vicious ground-and-pound strikes.

    This will be the key to the fight, as Dos Santos will have to keep the fight in the stand up as he hasn't demonstrated an ability to take his opponent down in the past.

    If Dos Santos can remain in the stand up, he could dethrone the current champ. However, if Velasquez takes Dos Santos to the ground, he has a great chance of remaining the UFC heavyweight champion.

    Prediction: Velasquez by R3 TKO