If there’s one group of people who rank as pro-Facebook, it must be UFC fans.

Afterall, without the sometimes polarizing social media network, the number of UFC bouts available for viewing would be drastically reduced. Take, for example, this Sunday’s UFC Live 5 event, for which the UFC will stream the entire eight-fight preliminary card live from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee to Facebook users everywhere beginning at 5:45 p.m. ET.

It’s not a bad lineup either. CB Dollaway will welcome Jared Hamman to the middleweight division, top bantamweights Joseph Benavidez and Eddie Wineland will square off and Ed Herman and Kyle Noke will meet in a clash of 185-pounders. The card also hosts a set of highly anticipated Octagon debuts, as Shooto Brazil light heavyweight champion Ronny Markes makes his first appearance under the UFC banner against Karlos Vemola and undefeated featherweight Jim Hettes finally gets his opportunity with the promotion against Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres.  In a pair of lightweight bouts, Cole Miller takes on T.J. O’Brien, while the politically outspoken Jacob Volkmann clashes with Danny Castillo.  And rounding out the preliminary card is a bantamweight match-up between Edwin Figueroa and Jason Reinhardt.

The MMA Corner’s panel of Corey Adams, Brian McKenna and Elliot Tiernay breaks down all eight prelim bouts in this edition of the Round Table.

BW: Edwin Figueroa (7-1) vs. Jason Reinhardt (20-2)

Tiernay: Figueroa was in a hell of a war early this year at UFC Fight Night 24, where he lost a unanimous decision to 20-year-old hot prospect Michael McDonald. It was Fight of the Night and, in my personal opinion, a candidate for Fight of the Year.

Figueroa took the McDonald fight on less than two weeks’ notice, coming into the fight undefeated but now looks to notch up another win when he takes on Reinhardt.

The 41-year-old Reinhardt is part of Wand Fight Team out of Las Vegas and is coming off a loss to Tiequan Zhang at UFC 127. Reinhardt came into the fight looking like a man on a mission with a similar intensity to the “Axe Murderer” himself. Intensity and all, Zhang caught Reinhardt with a shot early that rocked him, and then secured the guillotine choke to lock up the first-round submission.

Both Figueroa and Reinhardt are very decorated bantamweight grapplers who also like to stand and bang. I think Reinhardt will come in with the same intensity, but look for Figueroa to come into his second UFC fight with a full-training camp, relaxed and ready. With both fighters coming off losses, this may be a loser-goes-home situation for both men, but I see Figueroa being the more athletic and intelligent fighter, locking up a first-round submission to extend his time in the UFC.

McKenna: To call Figueroa a knockout artist would be a bit of a stretch, however in his seven victories, five of them are by knockout. At just 26-years-old, he is a bit inexperienced and young to label him as such, but the kid knows how to use his hands in a fight. As Elliot mentioned, “El Feroz” took the fight on such short notice that it is really hard to know just how in shape he was for the fight. Considering he had such little time to prepare in his first UFC fight, it is exciting to see what he will do after a full training camp.

Jason Reinhardt held a perfect 18-0 record prior to his UFC debut back at UFC 78, but a submission loss to Joe Lauzon in less than two minutes derailed his plans at UFC glory. After that fight he went back to the minor promotions and won two more times, only to be invited back to the big time and fight at UFC 127. There, he lost in less than one minute. Now, the 41-year-old needs to prove that he is worthy of fighting for the UFC and not just a guy who can dominate the smaller stage.

Sure, Reinhardt has finished all of his fights, including 16 by submission, but there is no way that I see him coming out victorious. Figueroa will be ready as ever to use those fists of his to bludgeon the Wand Fight Team product into a first-round knockout.

Adams: I’m going to agree with my fellow panelists in this opening fight and go with Figueroa as well. He came in as a late replacement in his last fight against McDonald, but managed to pick up a check for Fight of the Night. McDonald is a rising star and was a tough opponent for the 26-year-old.

This will be Reinhardt’s second fight in the last three years, which isn’t something to be proud of. The 41-year-old’s career is slowly coming to an end, and will continue to go downhill, in my opinion, as he takes on “El Feroz.” Figueroa wins this one by decision.

LW: Jacob Volkmann (12-2) vs. Danny Castillo (11-3)

McKenna: While Volkmann holds a great professional record of 12-2, people know who he is more for his comments after his last fight rather than for his actual fighting. Referring to President Barack Obama, he said that “someone needs to knock some sense into that idiot” in regards to the health care bill. All politics aside, the Minnesota native is great on the ground, having submitted his opponent six times.

Castillo trains in Sacramento, Calif., with Urijah Faber and Team Alpha Male. You know that his wrestling will be great as that is the team’s specialty. Of his victories, four have come by knockout, four by submission and three by decision, which tells you that “Last Call” is willing to take the fight wherever it goes.

Each fighter enters the Octagon with a three-fight winning streak, but only one can make it a four-fight streak. The boys over at Alpha Male do a great job and because of it, I see Castillo finding a submission in the second round.

Adams: This feels like a fairly even match-up with two wrestlers looking to extend their winning streaks. Volkmann has been rolling as of late, but those wins have come via close decisions. It will be difficult for “Christmas” to win this fight because of Castillo’s style of fighting. The Team Alpha Male member is a former NCAA wrestler, but also has knockout power. Volkmann, on the other hand, has never knocked out anyone.

So the question is, where does Castillo want the fight to go? Will we see the Castillo at WEC 53 where he put away Will Kerr in the first round, or the one who decisioned Joe Stevenson back in March? If I were him, I would play it safe in this fight and keep it standing. Volkmann has submitted six of his 14 opponents, so the smart thing for Castillo to do is stay on his feet.

If “Last Call” can control the pace of the fight, he will come out with a win. A decision is likely to occur, but I’m going to say Castillo earns a third-round TKO.

Tiernay: With two collegiate wrestlers set to square off, both Castillo and Volkmann are looking to expand a three-fight winning streak to four. After Castillo got knocked out cold by Anthony Pettis at WEC 47, he rebounded nicely going 3-0 since with his most recent win against Joe Stevenson (though lately it has not been the same “Joe Daddy” of the past).

Castillo trains with Team Alpha Male under the likes of Faber and Chad Mendes. He has made leaps in his stand-up and effectively controlling fighters with his wrestling. I see this fight going to the judges, and if I had to pick a winner I’m leaning towards Castillo to pull it off. Castillo by unanimous decision.

LW: Cole Miller (17-5) vs. T.J. O’Brien (16-4)

Adams: This is a bounce-back fight for Miller, following a defeat by a tough Matt Wiman at UFC Fight for the Troops 2 in January. His opponent, O’Brien, is a bit of a unknown to casual fans, having only one UFC fight under his belt. O’Brien will be close to the chopping block with a loss here, and will be an underdog against the American Top Team member Miller.

From the looks of this match-up, it appears the UFC is giving Miller someone lesser known to get him back on track in the Octagon. However, there is a chance for O’Brien to walk out with a win, especially if the fight hits the mat. All of the 24-year-old O’Brien’s victories have come by submission, a very impressive statistic.

Miller is a brown belt in BJJ, but doesn’t need to test the ground game of O’Brien. If he has done his homework, he will keep the fight standing and look to make it four knockout wins in his career. I think we will see a different approach for Miller, with improved stand-up leading to a TKO of O’Brien in the second round.

Tiernay: The 6-foot-1 submission machine Miller has had four submission wins under the UFC banner. After submitting Ross Pearson by inverted triangle choke at UFC Fight Night 22, Miller looked to continue his win streak, but was stopped short by Wiman.

While four of Cole’s six UFC wins have come by way of submission, what’s more surprising is that every single win under T.J. O’Brien’s belt has come by way of submission. Unfortunately for O’Brien, the competition that he has faced is not the same as Miller’s. Look for a confident Miller to use his improved striking to get this fight to the mat and lock up a first-round submission

McKenna: As Corey has mentioned, this appears to almost be a bit of a stat-boosting fight for Miller. While Dana White and company will never really come out and admit to doing this, they have a tendency to protect fighters that they have put effort behind from their reality show, such as Miller. The American Top Team fighter has indeed defeated some good talent, but none of the fighters he has defeated will turn your head in amazement. That being said, Miller does great work from the ground having submitted his opponent 12 times.

O’Brien will have his second chance with the promotion, entering the Octagon after a TKO loss to Paul Kelly at UFC 123. Not a whole lot is known about the Iowa native, but the submission numbers clearly stand out and must be recognized.

The bright lights and high stage of the UFC got to O’Brien in his UFC debut, and I think that they will get to him again as the UFC throws him to the dogs against a fighter like Miller. Miller earns the knockout in the second round.

FW: Jim Hettes (8-0) vs. Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres (5-3)

McKenna: One of the most memorable cast members in the history of The Ultimate Fighter television show is “Bruce Leroy.” A native of Miami, Caceres burst onto the MMA scene by fighting in backyards. Eventually, he moved from the backyard into the actual cage, winning his first four professional fights. He made his official UFC debut in March, where he was choked out by Mackens Semerzier. Despite the loss, he was given another shot by the UFC and he hopes to earn his first promotional victory.

A replacement for an injured Leonard Garcia, Jim Hettes will make his UFC debut after earning an 8-0 professional record. “The Kid” has been impressive, winning all eight of his fights by submission en route to winning two smaller-promotion featherweight titles. What is even more impressive for the Pennsylvania native is that he has landed many different submissions, such as a triangle, guillotine, rear-naked choke, armbar and heel hook.

The three losses that “Bruce Leroy” has suffered have come by way of submission. That does not bode well for the TUF alum, as Hettes is a submission specialist. “The Kid” will grab his ninth victory, and his ninth by submission.

Tiernay: With Garcia out of his scheduled bout with Caceres, newly-signed prospect Hettes looks to capitalize on his debut in the UFC. Hettes will look to use his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu background and take this fight to the ground.

Alex Caceres (Scott McKinley)

“Bruce Leroy,” who often comes in smiling to his fights, will look to rebound after the first-round submission loss to Semerzier. With a background in Jeet Kune Do, Caceres will look to keep the fight standing, as he will be out-classed when it comes to the grappling skills of Hettes. Hettes will provide “Bruce Leroy” his walking papers with a first- or second-round submission.

Adams: I haven’t heard much about Hettes, but from what my fellow panelists have to say about “The Kid,” he sounds very impressive.

After looking at his record and noticing all of his wins have come by submission, he holds a huge advantage when fighting Caceres. “Bruce Leroy” has lost his three fights by submission, which makes this an unfavorable match-up for the TUF 12 alum.

I hate to pick a guy whom I don’t know much about, but from comparing the records of the two, Hettes seems like the logical pick. I’ll say he gets the submission win midway through the fight.

LHW: Karlos Vemola (8-1) vs. Ronny Markes (11-1)

Tiernay: With the “American Psycho” Stephan Bonnar sidelined due to a knee injury, the 23-year-old Brazilian Ronny Markes makes his UFC debut this Sunday night against Vemola. With the majority of Markes’ fights coming in Brazil, he is currently riding a four-fight win streak with his most recent win over his biggest foe to date, Paulo Filho. Nine of Markes’ wins have been divided between TKO’s and submissions, but the Brazilian has a difficult man to finish in Vemola.

Vemola is coming off not only his light-heavyweight debut, but his first win in the UFC and Knockout of the Night performance against Seth Petruzelli at UFC 122. Vemola is a six-time Czech Republic National Wrestling Champion who looks like a big-ball of muscle and is able to use his incredible strength to manhandle his opponents in the ring. With both fighters having one loss each, Vemola will look to use his wrestling background to control the fight, but the question arises if Markes will be able to catch the big man in a submission? I don’t think so and I see Vemola winning this fight by ground-and-pound stoppage in the second round.

Adams: It will be very difficult for Markes to come in as a late replacement and be put up against a guy like Vemola, who is a dangerous fighter.

Ronny Markes (Gleidson Venga/Sherdog)

Even with that said, there are so many talented Brazilian fighters that we haven’t seen yet. No one can judge how Markes will compete until we see him step in the Octagon. Hopefully, he’ll make a good impression in the UFC and put on a performance that will earn him a contract.

The factor in this fight will be the strength of Vemola. “The Terminator” weighs in at 205 pounds, while Markes comes in at roughly 198. Vemola showed in his fight with Petruzelli that the move down to light heavyweight wasn’t an issue for him. As long he doesn’t overlook the Brazilian, I think he will continue his run in the UFC by taking out Markes in the first round.

McKenna: Markes will make his promotional debut this Sunday after spending the last four years kicking around the minor leagues in Brazil. At age 23, he has achieved stoppages in nine of his 11 victories, with four by submission. While he has defeated relative unknowns in his previous fights, he took out Pride and WEC veteran Filho in his last fight, which may have proved him to be ready for the challenge that lies ahead.

Vemola lost his first fight with the UFC while fighting at heavyweight. Being one of the lighter heavyweights in the promotion, he shed the extra weight and squared off against Seth Petruzelli as a light heavyweight in his next bout and completed the job in under four minutes. Now that he has some experience fighting at 205 pounds, you have to figure that “The Terminator” has confidence behind him and is ready to take down anyone in his path. All eight of his victories have been by stoppage with an even split of them coming from knockout and submission, which makes him dangerous with both his striking and grappling.

Both fighters are trying to establish themselves in the biggest MMA promotion in the world, as they both finish their opponent frequently. That being said, these two will fight to a close decision with Vemola coming out victorious.

MW: Ed Herman (21-9) vs. Kyle Noke (19-4-1)

Adams: This fight in the middleweight division is intriguing, as a rejuvenated “Short Fuse” will look to stop Noke’s five-fight win streak.

Ed Herman (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

Herman returned at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale in June after sitting out with a serious injury for two years. He was able to defeat Tim Credeur in just 48 seconds, allowing him to remain with the promotion. The member of Team Quest now steps in for an injured Tom Lawlor to take on the Australian Noke.

“KO” Noke is coming off a Submission of the Night performance by choking out Chris Camozzi. The former Ultimate Fighter Season 11 competitor trains out of Albuquerque, N.M., under instructor Greg Jackson, but resides in Australia. He is primarily a wrestler, but has knocked out six opponents he has faced.

I’m expecting another win for Noke here to further improve his winning streak to six. It will be a difficult task, however, as Herman is coming with a nothing-to-lose attitude. My hunch is that Noke will earn a decision victory over “Short Fuse.”

McKenna: Herman fought on the third season of “The Ultimate Fighter” and was expected to win the tournament. Kendall Grove took that expectation and squashed it as he out-pointed Herman for the crown. “Short Fuse” is currently getting the last laugh as he is still with the promotion, unlike the TUF champion. In his last fight, the Washington-state native knocked out Tim Credeur in less than a minute. Herman had lost three of his previous four fights and was almost on his way out the door until the quick knockout, and now he has the chance to follow it up and solidify his spot on the UFC middleweight roster.

Kyle Noke (l) (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)

Hailing from the Land Down Under, Noke is currently undefeated while fighting for the UFC. During his last fight at UFC 127, Noke earned the Submission of the Night honors and the eighth submission victory of his career. “KO” is well-rounded, as he also has six knockout victories and has won five fights by decision.

Despite the quick victory in his last fight, “Short Fuse” has been somewhat rocky as of late, while his opponent has been great. Add in what Corey said about how he has been on the shelf for a while and it makes him more and more unattractive in this fight. Riding the hot fighter is the way to go, as Noke will outpoint Herman to take the decision.

Tiernay: I couldn’t agree more than with Corey and Brian. “Short Fuse” had a short fight against Credeur and really didn’t have the opportunity to test himself much in the fight after the long layoff. Noke, on the other hand, has had three straight finishes in the UFC and looks to continue moving up the middleweight ladder. Noke was easily able to submit a tough Camozzi and Rob Kimmons with back-to-back rear-naked chokes. Herman, though, has a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school of his own in Oregon and will be tough to finish come Sunday night.

This will be a big test for Noke, but I see the Australian being able to control the fight with his wrestling and grind out a decision win. Noke by unanimous decision.

BW: Joseph Benavidez (14-2) vs. Eddie Wineland (18-7-1)

McKenna: In what is becoming a crowded division, Benavidez is one of the top bantamweight fighters. The San Antonio native has lost only twice in his career, both times to current bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz. Since his last loss, the Team Alpha Male fighter has won twice including in his UFC debut against Ian Loveland. It is a shame that he has been relegated to the preliminary card for his second straight UFC fight, but unfortunately that is how it works in this business.

Joseph Benavidez (r) (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)

Wineland is coming off of a decision loss in his last fight against Urijah Faber at UFC 128. In his two prior fights, the 27-year-old won two consecutive Knockout of the Night honors for World Extreme Cagefighting. The knockout is how the Texan likes to win his fights, which is just how he won when he became the first-ever WEC bantamweight champion back in 2006 and how he has won eight other fights throughout his career.

Benavidez has won eight of his fights by submission, and Wineland has lost four of his fights by submission. Because of these numbers, it is simple to pick “Joe-B” by submission in this bout.

Tiernay: With the future nickname of Benavidez still unknown, if the former “Joe-B-Wan Kenobi” wants a third shot against Cruz for the title, he’ll have to first take out the former WEC bantamweight champ, Wineland. “Joe-B” is one of the fastest bantamweights on the UFC roster, and that showed in his first UFC win against Loveland at UFC 128. Wineland, on the other hand, came up short against Faber, but has no easy rebound fight in Benavidez.

Eddie Wineland (l) (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)

Wineland will be more confident in this fight with his boxing, but will also have to look to avoid the takedown and the speed of Benavidez. I do not think Benavidez will keep this fight standing much, and he will be able to do enough once he gets Wineland to the mat. Benavidez will grind out a decision and put another member of Team Alpha Male back in the title hunt.

Adams: I see this fight being similar to the Rani Yahya-Chad Mendes fight from last weekend. Mendes, who is a training partner of Benavidez, was able to impose his will on Yahya, earning himself a decision win.

The guys at Sacramento’s Team Alpha Male gym have a solid one-two-three punch going on with Benavidez, Mendes and Faber. Benavidez will fight the way his teammate Mendes fought against Yahya and will control Wineland for all three rounds. Another added bonus is that Faber has faced Wineland in the past, which allows them to game-plan better.

Wineland is a very tough fighter and deserves props, but Benavidez will grind him out to earn a unanimous decision victory.

MW: CB Dollaway (11-3) vs. Jared Hamman (12-3)

Tiernay: The dangerous “Messenger” Hamman will make his middleweight debut, taking on the All-American wrestler Dollaway. Hamman leaves the UFC’s light heayweight division with a 1-2 record and two Fight of the Night performances. After losing by unanimous decision to Kyle Kingsbury, Hamman decided to change things up and dabble with losing an extra 20 pounds. With fellow VMAT team member Vladimir Matysushenko for a wrestling coach, Hamman will have had the right training to prepare for Dollaway’s wrestling.

Dollaway is coming off a knockout loss to Mark Munoz back in March. The controversial Dollaway always has something to complain about after losing, and is a tough guy to really like and cheer on. However, you cannot deny his 5-3 run in the UFC and his always improving stand-up.

I have been going back and forth on this one. On one hand, Dollaway’s wrestling credentials are what I keep considering as the deciding factor, as well as how Hamman’s weight cut will affect his overall performance. I think Dollaway will win by unanimous decision, but I’d like to see Hamman pull off the upset. Forget it, Hamman by knockout.

Adams: Ever since Dollaway entered the UFC after his time on TUF 7, he just hasn’t lived up to his potential. He was regarded as the next big thing on the show, but hasn’t defeated a top guy thus far. His last fight against Munoz was a very difficult fight for him, and he will look to bounce back against Hamman.

Jared Hamman (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)

Hamman has had a difficult career in his time on the UFC, but has been involved in two Fight of the Nights. Nine of “The Messenger’s” 12 wins have come by knockout and he would love to add a knockout of Dollaway to his resume.

In this fight, the fans will see “The Doberman” that everyone has been waiting for. Dollaway will find a way to take Hamman down early and ground-and-pound on him for a first-round TKO.

McKenna: A favorite to win the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter, Dollaway will enter the Octagon looking to erase the memory of his loss to Munoz, which came in less than 60 seconds. “The Doberman” has an extremely strong wrestling background, as he was an All-American at Arizona State University. That success has not exactly carried over to MMA, but he has done relatively well while fighting for the UFC.

Hamman might be desperate for another Octagon victory, as he is already a name that not a lot of fans are familiar with.

Whenever a fighter drops an additional 15 pounds from what they’re used to, it can have a rough effect on their body. Dropping an additional 15 pounds when you have barely made any promotional noise will weigh on Hamman, as Dollaway earns the knockout early in the fight.

Top Photo: C.B. Dollaway (Tracy Lee/Combat Lifestyle)