This weekend at UFC on Fox 7, there is a huge opportunity for fighters on the undercard to make a huge statement and work there way up their respective division’s rankings. These are the fighters who have the most to gain on their trip to the octagon this weekend.
Dillashaw has slowly been creeping back up the rankings in the UFC after his first round knock out defeat against John Dodson at TUF 14. He currently has a three-fight-winning streak and another win here should push him to compete against some of the top of the division.
Myles Jury & Ramsey Nijem:
Both of these fighters are carrying plenty of momentum into this bout. Nijem currently has a three-fight-winning streak after being knocked out by Tony Ferguson at TUF 13 finale. Jury is currently undefeated, most recently defeating Michael Johnson in a fight between two of the top prospects in the division. The winner of this fight should move into a fight with the top 15 of the division.
Francis Carmont may be undefeated during his stint in the UFC, but his last bout was nothing short but controversial. He earned a split decision against Tom Lawlor in a match that most mixed martial arts fans felt Lawlor was the victor. This is an opportunity for him to right that wrong and continue to work his way up the rankings. If victorious he will earn himself another main card spot with a top 15 opponent.
What a way to make a debut in the UFC, defeating always-durable Dan Miller by TKO in the first round. His next fight is against Matt Brown. Brown has gained some momentum as of late winning his last four bouts. A win over Brown on nationalized television will prove that not only is he a young-up-and-comer but also a future contender in the welterweight division.