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Matches to Make after UFC on FX: The Undercard

Darren Uyenoyama vs. Louis Gaudinot: This was the original match up proposed for the night before an injury to Louis forced the change. While they could match Darren up with someone like Ian MaCall or Joseph Benavidez to expedite a title challenger, but if he losses then they knock out fresh blood. If Darren can beat Louis it will give him some notoriety since Louis is known for his Ultimate Fighter fame.

Diego Nunes vs. Nam Phan: Both fighters are 2-1 in their last three, have a penchant for exciting fights, and both want to take a step forward in the featherweight division. This would be an entertaining prelim. headliner or opening main card bout.

Shane Roller, Carlo Prater, Jeremy Stephens, and Dennis Hallman vs. the unemployment line: Shane is 1-4 in his last four, Prater should be 0-3 in the UFC, Stephens needs to straighten out his life before thinking about fighting again, and Hallman needs to figure out how to cut weight and fix his personal life.

Jacob Volkmann vs. Michael Johnson: Both fighters had great finishes and are on the cusp of a big fight. The problem is they are not there yet. Volkmann is 6-1 with one loss to Paul Sass, while Michael is Johnson is with losses to Featherweight Jonathan Brookins and the aforementioned Sass. Whoever makes it to the finish line in that fight could make a case for the tops of the division at 155.

Mike Pierce vs. winner of Rick Story vs. Demian Maia: Mike has talked a lot of trash int he past about Brazilians, and there is no love loss between him and former training partner Story. Plus, all three of these fighters have faced the top of the division, and each of them want to get back there. So, logically whoever wins between Maia and Story would prove a good match-up for Pierce. That way we can let them build up their confidence before challenging the top five of the division.

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