Kicking off the card is a middleweight division fight as Dan Miller (13-5-0) faces Rousimar â€œToquinhoâ€ Palhares (12-3-0). Dan Miller has won two of his last three fights, but he is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Nate Marquardt. Rousimar Palhares is coming off of a submission victory over David Branch and his last three victories have come by heel hook submission. His fight could determine who moves into title contention in the division and that fighter will be Rousimar Palhares.
Headlining this portion of the card is a lightweight division fight as Spencer â€œThe Kingâ€ Fisher (24-7-0) takes on Thiago Tavares (15-4-1). Spencer Fisher has lost three of his last four fights, with that lone victory coming over Curt Warburton. Thiago Tavares has won two of his last three fights, but the fighter has yet to achieve victory in the year 2011. This fight could be the battle to avoid a pink slip, but I see Thiago Tavares getting a unanimous decision.
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