Friday’s UFC on FX 4 will mark the FX Network’s fourth live event and presents a good addition to the fight weekends that also includes UFC 147. New Jersey will play host to the night’s action as many top UFC fighters look to advance their position in their respective divisions.
The entire UFC on FX 4 card will be 12 fights but the night’s main card will consist of four bouts, including a five round non-title bout in the main event.
opening up the main card will be Seasoned English fight veteran Ross Pearson who meets another tough and tested foe in Cub Swanson. Both guys have shown flashes of greatness and are relevant in the division, but both have also suffered recent loses that have set them back. Both are heavy hitters and love to throw leather, which will for sure set the mood right with the rowdy Jersey crowd. Swanson will have the better grappling, cardio, and control while Pearson brings the better boxing and power.
Second on the main card will be an underrated fight between Brian Ebersole and TJ Waldburger. This will be another good fight to showcase Ebersole’s wild and unorthodox striking against a submission savvy opponent. Waldburger has enough experience to keep himself in the fight and the submission game to close the deal at any point in the point.
The co-main event of UFC on FX 4 will set up another crowd revamping striking affair between Sam Stout and Spencer Fisher. Both fighters love to fight at arm’s length and this could easily be the fight of the night or knock out of the night. Both are fairly evenly matched with the slight power edge going to Stout, but the submission edge in Fisher’s realm. Hard fights to pick only make them more exciting to watch and this will be a great set up for the main event.
In the main event, two top-tier lightweights will square off and cement who is still relevant as a contender in an overly crowded division. Gray Maynard will meet the always exciting Clay Guida in a five round scrap that should have many stuck talking about all weekend long. Maynard should be able to wrestle Guida to the mat at will but will have a hard time finishing him or matching his pace in the championship rounds. This fight will be about how Guida can adjust and tire Maynard and how much Maynard has learned from his first loss, but to say this one won’t be exciting would be harder than winning the lottery.
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