Kicking off the event is a welterweight division affair as Duane â€œBangâ€ Ludwig (20-11-0) will battle Amir Sadollah (5-2-0). Duane Ludwig has not looked that impressive since returning to the UFC last year, with a lone victory coming over Nick Osipczak. Amir Sadollah enters this fight riding a two fight winning streak and he is the UFC Ultimate Fighter 7 champion. This fight is pitting a grizzled veteran against a rising star and it will be the rising star in Amir Sadollah getting the victory.
Up next is an intriguing lightweight battle pitting Donald â€œThe Cowboyâ€ Cerrone (15-3-0) against Charles â€œDo Bronxâ€ Oliveira (14-1-0). Donald Cerrone is currently undefeated in UFC competition, holding victories over Paul Kelly and Vagner Rocha. Charles Oliveira is coming off of a controversial no contest with Nik Lentz at UFC On Versus IV after an illegal knee strike. This fight should be an awesome display of submission fighting, but I see Donald Cerrone picking up the win here.
The co-main event is a potential lightweight title eliminator as Ben â€œSmoothâ€ Henderson (13-2-0) faces Jim Miller (20-2-0). Ben Henderson is a former WEC Lightweight Champion and he defeated Mark Bocek in his UFC debut at UFC 129. Jim Miller enters the fight riding a seven fight winning streak and he has not suffered a defeat in well over two years. Most people feel that this fight is the eveningâ€™s true main event, either way, it will be Jim Miller earning himself a title shot.
Headlining this card is a welterweight division encounter as Dan â€œThe Outlawâ€ Hardy (23-9-0) takes on Chris â€œLights Outâ€ Lytle (30-18-5). Dan Hardy enters the fight riding a three fight losing streak and he has not achieved victory in nearly two years. Chris Lytle has won four of his last five in the UFC, which includes notable wins over Matt Serra and Matt Brown. This fight should be an absolute slugfest, but I see Chris Lytle earning himself the victory and knocking Dan Hardy out of the UFC.
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