With all the complaining about Saturdays UFC 147 let’s not forget about Friday’s UFC on FX 4: Maynard vs. Guida from the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Coming off last month’s UFC on FOX event, it’s the promotions second trip to the state of New Jersey in less than two months.
The four bout main card is headlined by a lightweight showdown between two of the top wrestlers in the 155 pound division. Gray Maynard will look to rebound from his first professional defeat as he takes on fan favorite Clay Guida, who is also coming off a loss. Both fighters have a wrestling background but they use that wrestling is what makes their styles different. Maynard has the heavy hands and overall power game, while Guida is relentless with an iron chin.
After his loss to Frankie Edgar, Maynard left his long time gym of Extreme Couture for AKA and what new tricks he has up his sleeve is a big unknown. What we do know is that Clay Guida is hardly ever in a boring fight and will take the five round non-title fight directly to Maynard.
The night’s co-main event will complete the trilogy between Spencer Fisher and Sam Stout. At one win a piece heading into Friday, it’s all tied up heading into round number seven. There have also been rumors that Fisher will be retiring after the fight so you know he’ll be leaving it all on the canvas against Stout.
Opening up the UFC on FX 4 main card will be a featherweight bout between Ross Pearson and Cub Swanson that will be followed by Brian Ebersole vs. TJ Waldburger in the welterweight division.
The UFC on FX 4 preliminary card will feature eight bouts, two on Facebook and the remaining six on Fuel TV. Headlining the prelims is a featherweight match between top ranked Hatsu Hioki vs. Ricardo Lamas. Other notables on the prelims are Rick Story looking to end his two fight losing streak, Matt Brown trying for his third win in a row and Dustin Pague fighting just two weeks after defeating Jared Papazian at UFC on FX 3.
Speaking of the UFC on FX 3 card that took place two weeks ago, we went 8-4 with our predictions, bringing the overall record to 92-69 (57%). The UFC on FX 4 preliminary card is filled with tough matchups and will certainly hold the key to a successful day with our predictions.
MAIN CARD (FX)
Clay Guida vs. Gray Maynard – Gray Maynard by Decision
Spencer Fisher vs. Sam Stout – Sam Stout by Decision
Brian Ebersole vs. T.J. Waldburger – Brian Ebersole TKO
Ross Pearson vs. Cub Swanson – Ross Pearson by Decision
PRELIMINARY CARD (FUEL TV)
Hatsu Hioki vs. Ricardo Lamas – Hatsu Hioki by Submission
C.J. Keith vs. Ramsey Nijem – Ramsey Nijem by Decision
Brock Jardine vs. Rick Story – Rick Story by Decision
Joey Gambino vs. Steven Siler – Steven Siler by Submission
Matt Brown vs. Luis Ramos – Matt Brown by Decision
Chris Camozzi vs. Nick Catone – Nick Catone by Decision
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)
Ricardo Funch vs. Dan Miller – Ricardo Funch by Decision
Dustin Pague vs. Ken Stone – Dustin Pague by Decision