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UFC 158: Matches to Make from the Undercard

George Roop vs. Alex Caceres

Roop finally picked up his first win in a while, but it was far from his most impressive win. Caceres has some of the better striking at 135, and that is what it will take to beat Roop on the feet considering his size. These are two fighters that will probably never get to the title, but a match between them will be entertaining for the fans.

TJ Dillashaw vs. Ivan Menjivar

Dillashaw has won three straight fights since losing at the Ultimate Fighter Finale, and two of them were impressive stoppages. He deserves a step up in competition, even if it is someone coming off a loss. Dillashaw is basically a protege of Urijah Faber, and that would be a bit of redemption for Menjivar since Faber just submitted him.

Rick Story vs. Dong-Hyun Kim

Story showed why he was once considered a top contender in his knockout win over Quinn Mulhern. With that win he has moved to 2-1 in his last three bouts, with his only loss coming to Demian Maia. That is where Kim currently sits as well. Both fighters have called for another shot at the top of a division, and whoever wins in a bout between the two will have earned it.

Darren Elkins vs. Chad Mendes

Elkins is slowly turning into the black sheep of the featherweight division, because even with five straight wins no one is really talking about him. The worst part is that he would have had an impressive win if it was not marred by a bad stoppage. He seems to have come away relatively clean from this fight since it lasted only three minutes, so maybe he can slide into the slot opposite of Mendes.

Jordan Mein vs.Patrick Cote

For a long time Cote was seen as the second best MMA fighter to come out of Canada, but it is possible that Jordan Mein may be taking that slot shortly. With both fighters having big wins this Saturday, it would be nice to see a fight between the two. Plus, it sets up a passing of the torch fight, or for the veteran to assert himself in a new division.

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