Notable Wins: Sean Sherk, BJ Penn (x2), Gray Maynard
16-3 MMA / 4-3 UFC Record
Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
Notable Wins: Darren Elkins, Efrain Escudero, Jonathan Brookins
19-5 MMA / 4-1 UFC Record
4 Fight Win Streak
Notable Wins: Dustin Poirier, Ross Pearson, Charles Oliveira
21-8 MMA / 10-5 UFC Record
2 Fight Win Streak
Notable Wins: George Sotiropoulos, Matt Wiman, Diego Nunes
July 6th, 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Frank Edgar hasn’t had a non-title fight since December of 2009, when he submitted Matt Veach at the Ultimate Fighter Season 10 Finale. Edgar has now lost three consecutive fights, including two decision losses to Benson Henderson and most recently a decision loss to featherweight champion, Jose Aldo.
Charles Oliveira had a two-fight win streak snapped at UFC 152, suffering a first round knockout loss to Cub Swanson. He previously earned back-to-back submission wins against Eric Wisely and Jonathan Brookins.
Nine-year MMA veteran, Cub Swanson has had a career resurgence since the WEC/UFC merger. He’s gone 4-1 since in the merger, including a current four-fight win streak. Victories include knockout wins over George Roop, Ross Pearson, and Charles Oliveira, and most recently a hard fought decision win against Dustin Poirier at UFC on Fuel TV 7.
Dennis Siver extended his record to 2-0, since making the drop to the featherweight division with a dominant unanimous decision over Nam Phan at UFC on FOX 5. He debuted at 145-pounds in April, winning another unanimous decision against highly-touted Diego Nunes at UFC on Fuel TV 2.
Rodrigo Damm won his UFC debut over Anistavio Gasparzinho with a impressive first round submission victory. In his return, he ended up on the wrong side of a split decision to Antonio Carvalho, in a closely-contested fight. He’s now lost three out his last four fights, including TKO losses to Maximo Blanco and Justin Wilcox.
Former Sengoku lightweight champion, Mizuto Hirota looks to snap a two-fight losing streak, likely in order to keep his job in the UFC. He made his Strikeforce debut in July of last year, losing a highly controversial unanimous decision to Pat Healy. Hirota then made the transfer to the UFC, but once again fell short, dropping another decision to Rani Yahya at UFC on Fuel TV 8.
Injuries have kept the former WEC bantamweight champion, Brian Bowles out of action since November of 2011. He last competed at UFC 139, losing to Urijah Faber by second round submission. The loss to Faber broke a two-fight win streak over Damacio Page and Takeya Mizugaki to begin his UFC career.
George Roop likely saved his spot on the UFC roster with a unanimous decision victory over Reuben Duran at UFC 158. The win snapped a two-fight losing streak, which included at TKO loss to Cub Swanson and controversial split decision loss to Hatsu Hioki.
Also announced: John Gunderson (34-14-2) vs Dan Lauzon (16-4)
Former UFC welterweight title contender, Jon Fitch was released from his UFC contract following a 1-2-1 record in the octagon in his last four fights. After a controversial draw against BJ Penn, Fitch was knocked out in 12 seconds by Johnny Hendricks, followed by a “Fight of the Night” decision victory against Erick Silva. Most recently, he lost a unanimous decision to Demian Maia which prompted his release.
The Ultimate Fighter season two alum, Josh Burkman has had a career resurgence since his UFC release back in October of 2008. He’s gone 7-1, including a current four-fight win streak. Notable victories include Bellator-veteran Koffi Adzitso and UFC vets Gerald Harris and Aaron Simpson. Burkman’s only loss since his release was a decision loss to Jordan Mein at a Knockout Entertainment MMA event back in April of 2011.
Notable Wins: Matt Grice, Pablo Garza, Tommy Hayden
7-1 MMA / 3-1 UFC Record
3 Fight Win Strak
Notable Wins: Pat Schilling, Justin Lawrence, Leonard Garcia
May 25th, 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Dennis Bermudez’s third straight victory in the octagon didn’t come easy, but he earned the split decision win against Matt Grice at UFC 157 in a fight that earned both men the “Fight of the Night” bonus. Other victories during his three-fight win streak include a decision over Pablo Garza and submission stoppage against Tommy Hayden.
Max Holloway was lucky to walk away from UFC 155 with a victory, getting the controversial split decision victory over Leonard Garcia. Nevertheless, Holloway has won three consecutive bouts in the UFC, including wins over Pat Schilling and Justin Lawrence.
Notable Wins: Diego Nunes, Tyson Griffin, Eiji Mitsuoka
UFC on FX 8
May 18th, 2013
Santa Catarina, Brazil
Highly-touted Brazilian prospect, Hacran Dias was successful in his UFC debut with a unanimous decision over Iuri Alcantara at UFC 147. The win was his ninth in a row, with six of those victories coming by way of stoppages (4 subs, 2 TKOs).
Nik Lentz nears closer to title contention following a unanimous decision victory over Diego Nunes at UFC on FX 7. The win was his second in a row, previously stopping Eiji Mitsuoka in the first round with a TKO finish.