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Posted by Brandon Barela
Ross Pearson vs. Cub Swanson
After a successful Featherweight debut against Junior Assuncao, Ross Pearson looks to inch closer to title contention by dismantling Cub Swanson. If records are any indication of how the fight is going to turn out then Swanson is due for a loss since his pattern for victory/loss has been the same for the past three years. Pearson will likely be more adapted to the weight cut and therefore apply enough pressure to get the fight to the ground where he will finish Swanson by submission.
Brian Ebersole vs. T.J Waldburger
Brian Ebersole is to chest hair what Kimbo Slice is to facial hair. With that being said, Ebersole is a crafty fighter riding a ten fight win streak with victories over Chris Lytle and Dennis Hallman. He will lock horns with the grappling sensation T.J Waldburger who is coming off back to back submission victories. It will be Waldburger’s second legitimate test in the welterweight division. The first was a failed attempt as he was TKO’d by Johny Hendricks. The second will likely go the same route with Ebersole securing an easy decision victory.
Sam Stout vs. Spencer Fisher
In a rubber match, Sam Stout and Spencer Fisher will battle for of the night once again as they touch gloves for a third time. With each fighter holding a decision victory over the other, this fight will add statement on who is the better lightweight. Fisher has hinted at retirement after this match and rightfully so as he has gone 1-4 in the past three years. Stout will look to rebound after his decision loss against Thiago Tavares, a fight that was likely emotional for Stout as it the first without his trainer and brother in law Shawn Tompkins who died a few months prior. Sam Stout will have a clear head coming into the fight and that will gain him the advantage as both fighters will engage in fisticuffs once again for three rounds with Stout securing a TKO victory in the third round.
Clay Guida vs. Gray Maynard
Although Gray Maynard has only a sole loss on his record, Clay Guida has four times the amount of experience of “The Bully.” That experience and extreme work ethic is a threat to Maynard rebounding off his only loss. Gray has the power in his fists to change the fight if he connects with precision but the only it appears he can finish Guida is by submission, a skill that is not enhanced by Maynard. Because the fight will be a five round affair, Clay Guida will have the advantage by maintaining his frantic pace until the last bell rings and his hands are raised in victory.