Rather than the UFC’s usual slow approach to making rumoured fights official and announcing new fights, the UFC decided to make Official 6 fights for the upcoming UFC on FX 5 card on October 5 2012 in Minneapolis. Most of the fights were already rumoured about or confirmed via the fighters themselves but today the UFC also named a few new fights as well.
As we here at MMAMatrix.com reported yesterday, Matt Mitrione vs. Rob Broughton had been moved to UFC on FX 5, which the UFC now has made official. Both fighters are looking to rebound from losses, Broughton has lost 2 in a row and his job may be on the line with a Loss to Mitrione.
Also as previously reported here, and now made official, Veteran Bart Palaszewski vs. Diego Nunes at featherweight, Both fighters are coming off tough losses, Palaszewski most recently lost to Hatsu Hioki and Nunes just recently lost to Dennis Siver.
Two flyweight bouts have also been added to the card, Louis Gaudinot vs. Darren Uyenoyama and TUF 14 winner John Dodson vs. Jussier da Silva. Gaudinot is fresh off a win and fight of the night performance against UFC newcomer John Lineker at UFC on FOX 3. Uyenoyama is looking make it 3 wins in a row and 2 in a row inside the UFC after winning his debut against Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto at UFC on FOX 3 as well. Dodson has won 4 in a row and 2 in a row inside the UFC so far, he last appeared against Tim Elliott in a unanimous decision victory at UFC on FOX 3. Dodson will welcome 14-1 newcomer Jussier da Silva who is currently ranked and regarded as one of the best flyweights in the world.
Lastly Carlo "Neo" Prater vs. Marcus "The Prospect" LeVesseur will also be part of the card. Prater who just recently lost to Canadian TJ Grant, was on a 5 fight win streak, although technically, Prater is on a two fight losing streak because his “win” against Erick Silva was a poorly called DQ by the referee, Silva destroyed Prater and it should be noted even though his record does not reflect that, it would be a safe assumption to say that if Prater loses here, he’ll likely be cut from the promotion. LeVesseur who is 21-6 is hoping to win his first fight in the UFC’s octagon after losing his debut to Cody McKenzie via, what else, a guillotine choke. The loss snapped a 3 fight win streak, LeVesseur is now 6-2 in his last 8 fights.
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