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UFC on FOX 5 Prelim Predictions

Scott Jorgensen vs. John Albert

Jorgensen was once the number one contender to the bantamweight title, but that was back int he WEC. Since he entered the UFC he has not had that great of luck. In his last two fights he lost a decision to current interim title holder Renan Barao and was knocked out by the first WEC bantamweight title holder Eddie Wineland. Unfortunately for Jorgensen he is taking on a fighter who is 1-2 in the octagon. When two fighters who are both on a two fight losing streak face each other in the octagon, it usually means the loser will be out of a job. Jorgensen will rebound and finish the fight with his wrestling to take a decision win.

Dennis Siver vs. Nam Phan

A lot of people were surprised when Dennis Siver dropped to 145 after only losing one bout at lightweight. The decision may have been for the best, considering he easily dispatched of former featherweight hotshot Diego Nunes in his debut. Siver may have one of the best standup games in the business with more than one win coming by way of spinning back kick. Phan will need to make use of his BJJ black belt in this fight if he wants to win since the majority of his losses have come on the feet. Unfortunately, Phan is usually okay with brawling on his feet, and that will end his night when Siver finishes him with punches in the third.

Rafael Assuncao vs. Mike Easton

Assuncao has had his ups and downs in his career, but since his drop to 135 he has really tried to step it up to the next level. Plus, being the bigger fighter has seemed to work out since he earned a TKO in his last fight which is only the third of twenty plus fight career. Easton has been nearly flawless in his career so far with only one loss. Since entering the UFC he has went 3-0, and in his last fight took out veteran fighter Ivan Menjivar. Easton will take this fight by decision using his superior striking and wrestling.

Yves Edwards vs. Jeremy Stephens

The history behind this fight is well known, and it just adds to the excitement of the brawl. Both of these fighters swing for the fences with every punch, and that spells knockout for one of them. The question is will Stephens stress outside of the cage affect his performance in it? I think that is a real possibility, and that coupled with Edwards pure enjoyment of fighting will let Edwards prevail. Edwards earns a KO victory in the first round.

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