There have been several fights added to the UFC on FUEL TV 4 event that’s set for July 11th, 2012, in San Jose, California. The event will be headlined by a middleweight fight between top middleweights Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman. The following bouts were added to the event:
Damacio Page (15-7) vs. Alex Caceres (6-5)
Page is coming off a submission loss to Brad Pickett in April and has actually lost his last three fights in a row, granted all of the losses are against top bantamweights. Page was out of action for over a year prior to the Pickett fight due to injuries, and he could be fighting for his spot on the roster against Caceres. Caceres is coming off a split decision loss that many felt he should have won. He was deducted two points(which is unheard of) for kicks to the groin of Edwin Figueroa. Caceres is (1-3) inside the UFC and could find himself on the chopping blocks with a loss as well.
Rafael dos Anjos (16-6) vs. Anthony Njokuani (15-6, 1 NC)
Dos Anjos is taking this fight with Njokuani on two weeks notice as he’ll be replacing an injured Paul Taylor. Dos Anjos is coming off a dominant first round win over Kamal Shalorus this month and he’s (4-2) dating back to early 2010. He’s an aggressive fighter and this should make for an exciting fight. Njokuani is coming off a unanimous decision win over John Makdessi at UFC 145 and is (3-2) in his last five fights. The muay thai striker is one of the best strikers in the division while Dos Anjos has an excellent ground game.
TJ Dillashaw (5-1) vs. Vaughan Lee (12-7-1)
Dillashaw is coming off a one sided beatdown of Walel Watson in February, rebounding from his first professional defeat in his official UFC debut at the TUF Finale. Dillashaw showed excellent takedowns and ground and pound in his victory over Watson. Lee is coming off a surprise submission victory over former Japan star Kid Yamamoto at UFC 144. Lee was hit with some hard shots early in the fight but was able to catch Yamamoto being too aggressive and submitted him near the end of the first round. He has won four of his last fight with the long loss coming agaisnt Chris Cariaso.
Raphael Assuncao (16-4) vs. Issei Tamura (7-2)
Assuncao is coming off a unanimous decision win over Johnny Eduardo at UFC 134 last year. The jiu-jitsu specialist is (1-1) inside the UFC and will be looking to build upon his last performance. Tamura is coming off a KO win in his UFC debut over Zhang Tiequan at UFC 144. Tamura is a SHOOTO product fighting exclusively in Japan prior to his UFC arrival, and is looking to be one of the few Japan fighters to find success in the UFC.
Chris Cariaso (13-3) vs. Josh Ferguson (8-4)
Cariaso is coming off back to back wins with the latest victory being over former WEC standout Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 144. Cariaso’s only two losses in the past two years have come against rising stars Michael McDonald and Renan Barao. Ferguson is coming off the loss to Roland Delorme at the TUF Finale in December, and Ferguson lost his last professional fight to Jesse Riggleman prior to going on the reality show as well. This fight will mark both fighters UFC flyweight debut after previously fighting in the bantamweight division.
The following bouts round out the card thus far:
- Mark Muñoz vs. Chris Weidman
- Brandon Vera vs. James Te-Huna
- Jon Fitch vs. Aaron Simpson
- Rafael Natal vs. Andrew Craig
- Raphael Assunção vs. Issei Tamura
- Tom DeBlass vs. Nick Penner
Stay tuned to ProMMAnow (www.prommanow.com) for further updates on this event.