Before They Were Stars
The best of the UFC’s Prelims fights, where stars like Jon Jones, Chris Weidman and Alexander Gustafsson established their reputations.
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1 Jon Jones vs. Jake O'Brien UFC 100
Jon Jones makes his third Octagon appearance and looks to keep his perfect record alive as he faces Jake O’Brien. With all the buzz surrounding Jones, O’Brien will be looking to derail the hype train with an upset victory.
Jul. 11, 2009
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2 Chris Weidman vs. Jesse Bongfeldt UFC 131
Chris Weidman enters this fight with a perfect 5-0 record in his professional career. Canadian Jesse Bongfeldt will look to hand Weidman his first loss and at the same time put on a good show for his fellow Canadians in Vancouver.
Jun. 11, 2011
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3 Anthony Pettis vs. Jeremy Stephens UFC 136
Two of the most exciting fighters in the lightweight division will face off as verbal agreements are in for Jeremy "Little Heathen" Stephens VS Anthony "Showtime" Pettis at UFC 136,
Oct. 8, 2011
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4 Demetrious Johnson vs. Miguel Torres UFC 130
Coming off of an impressive win at UFC 126, Demetrious Johnson looks to keep the momentum going against Miguel Angel Torres. Torres has the height advantage in the fight and will look to use that to prevent Johnson’s takedowns.
May. 28, 2011
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5 Alexander Gustafsson vs. Matt Hamill UFC 133
Matt Hamill is coming off a disappointing performance at UFC 130 against Rampage Jackson and will look to rebound against Alexander Gustafsson. As one of the UFC’s brightest prospects, Gustafsson will be a true challenge for Hamill.
Aug. 6, 2011
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6 Rory Macdonald vs. Nate Diaz UFC 129
At just 21 years of age, the potential of Rory MacDonald is unlimited. The Canadian will be facing a huge test in front of his home crowd as he takes on Nate Diaz. Diaz has the ability to negate MacDonalds ground game with his defensive jiu jitsu.
Apr. 30, 2011
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7 Donald Cerrone vs. Paul Kelly UFC 126
Donald Cerrone was amongst the top-ranked lightweights in the WEC before the promotion was absorbed into the UFC. Tonight, Cerrone starts his trek down a new path when he faces Brit, Paul Kelly in his UFC debut.
Feb. 5, 2011
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8 Mark Munoz vs. Aaron Simpson UFC 123
NCAA wrestling champion Mark Munoz’ transition to MMA has been a successful one thanks to his Spartan work ethic. He now faces a fellow wrestler on the same road to the top, Aaron Simpson, a two-time All-American wrestler with impressive striking skills.
Nov. 20, 2010
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