The UFC returns to the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee as No.4 featherweight Cub Swanson (24-7-0) takes on Artem Lobov (14-12-1) in the main event.
Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main card.
TSN 5 MAIN CARD (10PM ET/7PM PT)
#13 JAKE ELLENBERGER (31-12-0) VS MIKE PERRY (9-1-0)
Andrews: Mike Perry catches Jake Ellenberger with a vicious power shot before Jake can use his wrestling.
Andrews Prediction: Mike Perry via TKO
JOE LAUZON (27-13-0) VS STEVIE RAY (20-6-0)
Andrews: Lauzon will have some early trouble with the youthful Ray, but will settle down in the second and third rounds to secure the decision.
Andrews Prediction: Joe Lauzon via unanimous decision
#7 JOHN DODSON (19-8-0) VS #10 EDDIE WINELAND (23-11-1)
Andrews: Dodson’s speed and grappling should nullify the knockout power of Wineland.
Andrews Prediction: John Dodson via unanimous decision
#8 OVINCE ST. PREUX (19-10-0) VS MARCOS ROGERIO DE LIMA (15-5-1)
Andrews: De Lima did not make weight for the fight and OSP badly needs a good win to get off the bubble. St. Preux should get the decision with a decent effort.
Andrews Prediction: Ovince St. Preux via unanimous decision
#14 AL IAQUINTA (12-3-1) VS DIEGO SANCHEZ (29-9-0)
Andrews: Sanchez continues to chug along, but I think a motivated Iaquinta steals the show here with strikes and wrestling to back it up. Don’t blink.
Andrews Prediction: Al Iaquinta via TKO
#4 CUB SWANSON (24-7-0) ARTEM LOBOV (14-12-1, 1NC)
Andrews: Lobov is giving up a 5-inch reach and despite his knockout power, I like Cub’s technical skills and chin to take this one in a methodical way. He cannot go toe-to-toe again like he did with Korean Superboy.
Andrews Prediction: Cub Swanson via TKO