If the UFC was to title its Fox events, UFC on Fox 4 could be known as “Carnage.” It wouldn’t necessarily have anything to do with the action inside the cage, but rather the amount of injuries that have brutalized and morphed this card.

UFC on Fox 4, set to take place on Aug. 4, was supposed to feature Brian Stann headlining the event opposite the debuting Hector Lombard. But Stann was forced to withdraw with a shoulder injury. Chad Griggs, Pablo Garza, Terry Etim, Rob Broughton and Ben Rothwell all bowed out as well, mostly due to injuries. As UFC matchmaker Joe Silva scrambled to plug all the holes, fighters were pulled from other cards, eventually leading to a bizarre pairing at the top of this card: Pride legend and former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua versus one of the UFC’s biggest busts, former prospect Brandon Vera.

“Shogun,” coming off a loss to Dan Henderson in an epic battle, is a no-brainer to headline a significant Fox broadcast card. Vera, on the other hand, has won just once in his last four outings. Yet, beyond just headlining the event, Vera is fighting Rua for the opportunity for a second crack at Jon Jones, except with the title on the line this time around.

Is Vera even deserving of consideration for a title bid? Will he use his devastating kicks to turn Rua’s iffy knees into jello? Or will “Shogun” confirm what many are thinking heading into this match-up—that Vera doesn’t have any place headlining a UFC event at this stage in his career?

The crowd at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and viewers tuning in at 8 p.m. ET on Fox, will also be treated to a lightweight showdown between Joe Lauzon and the surging Jamie Varner, a light heavyweight battle between Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida, and a welterweight clash of Mike Swick and DaMarques Johnson. Prior to the main card lineup, fans can also tune in to Fuel TV at 5 p.m. ET for three full hours of preliminary card action.

In this edition of The MMA Corner Round Table, veteran panelist Bryan Henderson is joined by two debuting panelists, Vince Carey and Dan Kuhl, for an in-depth breakdown of the four main card contests and a quick look at all of the preliminary card bouts.

LW: Joe Lauzon (21-7) vs. Jamie Varner (20-6-1)

Kuhl: Joe Lauzon and Jamie Varner definitely have the potential for “Fight Of The Night” honors. One thing is certain, this fight will probably not go the distance.

Lauzon (James Law/Heavy MMA)

Lauzon is an impressive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner with 17 of his 21 wins coming by way of submission, which is not too shabby for a purple belt in BJJ. He also has been able to pull off “Submission Of The Night” or “Fight Of The Night” honors in seven of his 12 UFC fights. With Lauzon coming off a nasty head kick loss to Anthony Pettis at UFC 144, history would tell us that his next fight should result in victory. Lauzon has faced some very tough challengers in the past, but has never strung together two losses in a row. His best chance for a win is by choke or armbar submission.

Former WEC lightweight champion Varner’s story reads very much the opposite of his opponent’s. Varner, a former Golden Gloves boxer from Arizona, has tremendous boxing skills. The most impressive thing about Varner is his ability to brutalize his opponents with his stand-up game. He appears to have a head made of pure granite with a solid jaw that has been proven consistent time and time again. His ground skills are not completely absent, but he relies primarily on powerful wrestling takedowns and positioning, and less on BJJ moves.

Varner seems to be a pretty self-conscious guy, and he didn’t take the fan reactions very well to his controversial win over Donald Cerrone at WEC 38. Varner took a defensive position immediately after the fight, and it seemed to mess with his head for a while. He suffered three losses and a draw in his next four WEC fights, after which he was subsequently released from Zuffa. It would be unwise to try to outclass Lauzon on the ground, so Varner’s best chance would be in keeping the fight standing.

Varner is far more powerful than Lauzon. If Lauzon does get Varner on the ground, it’s going to be hard to keep him there. If Lauzon ends up in bottom guard, it’s also going to be hard to get a submission with Varner’s hands pulverizing his face. On the feet, it’s no contest. While Varner may have suffered a losing streak at the end of his WEC career, he looked impressive in his UFC 146 destruction of the up-and-coming Edson Barboza. That being said, after a round or so of feeling his opponent out, Varner scores the TKO in round two.

Carey: I really think Dan is underestimating nearly every part of Lauzon’s game.

Lauzon’s stand-up is actually pretty darn good. He knocked down Melvin Guillard and knocked out Jens Pulver. So while his striking may not look pretty, you can’t deny it’s been effective.

But I can understand why Dan would think Varner might have the edge on the feet. He looked really good against Barboza, but the Brazilian may have been overlooking Varner’s abilities a bit.

Varner is a tough guy, and against a normal opponent he would be unlikely to get finished, but the intensity that Lauzon starts the fight with is going to make a huge difference in this bout. All of Lauzon’s UFC victories have come in the first two rounds, and that’s because he comes out looking to take out every single opponent as quickly as possible. Guys like Pettis and Kenny Florian are able to remain calm and overcome Lauzon’s rush. Varner won’t.

Varner celebrates his UFC 146 victory (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)

J-Lau takes this one by first-round submission.

Henderson: My fellow panelists make a lot of good points. Varner might be the more technical striker, but Lauzon is still dangerous on his feet and can definitely pose problems for Varner on the mat.

Lauzon has some big names on his resume, but I think Vince is giving those victories a little too much weight. Pulver’s loss to Lauzon came at the start of the UFC’s legend’s worst stretch, where he won just one fight in nine outings. And when you’re fighting Guillard, there’s a 50-50 chance that the Guillard that shows up is one who defeats himself without his opponent even having to break a sweat. Beyond those two fights, I can’t say the TUF alum has shown that he has what it takes to get the best of Varner.

Varner did hit a tough stretch after losing his WEC strap, but he engaged in hard-fought battles with Donald Cerrone on two occasions and lasted until the third round against current UFC lightweight kingpin Benson Henderson. The win over Barboza shows that Varner has his head back in the game again.

Varner is the more proven veteran here. He’ll be able to stuff Lauzon’s takedown attempts and weather the early storm. Once he gets beyond Lauzon’s initial surge, Varner will again display his toughness in the cage. This one goes the distance, with Varner’s hand raised once all is said and done.

WW: Mike Swick (14-4) vs. DaMarques Johnson (15-10)

Henderson: Two-plus years away from action, Mike Swick returns to the cage with a bout that should be perfect for allowing him to shake the ring rust. He’ll faces TUF alum DaMarques Johnson, who has improved, but is still far from consistent.

Johnson (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

Johnson, who even entered The Ultimate Fighter house on the heels of a loss, has only strung together back-to-back wins once in his eight-fight run in the UFC. The wins have comes against Edgar Garcia, Brad Blackburn, Mike Guymon and Clay Harvison—hardly the same level of fight as he’ll see in Swick.

The biggest concern regarding Swick is the long layoff. He has not set foot inside the Octagon in nearly two and a half years. If he comes out and looks rusty, he might leave the door open for Johnson to steal this fight.

Do I believe that will be the case? Not a chance. Swick is 9-3 under the UFC banner, and his only losses have come against Paulo Thiago, Dan Hardy and Yushin Okami. The loss to Hardy might seem like a bad sign, but it came before Hardy’s steep decline and in a fight that earned Hardy a shot at welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre. Swick was a contender at that time, and was also in the mix when he competed at middleweight.

Johnson has never climbed that high up the ladder, and it’s doubtful that he ever will. He can threaten the bottom of the pack, but he shouldn’t pose many problems for Swick. Swick’s two-fight skid came at the hands of high-caliber fighters, but this lower-level adversary should help him right the ship and pick up his first win in more than three years. The American Kickboxing Academy product should return to the form that produced his nickname, “Quick,” by disposing of Johnson via knockout in the first frame.

Kuhl: It’s hard not to like Swick in this one. In fact, this seems like more of a tune-up fight for him than anything else. He has an impressive record in UFC and WEC fights and, as Bryan pointed out, his losses have all been to solid pros, the first of which being Chris Leben, of all people, for the WEC middleweight championship.

Swick is a veteran of big fights, and had it not been for his physical setbacks, he would most likely have a few more wins on his record by now. As long as Swick is healthy, he should be ready to showcase both his stand-up skills and his ground game against Johnson, even if for only a brief time. He is still only 33 years old and should have at least a couple more good years left in him, especially with the tremendous camp he trains with at AKA.

Johnson has a fairly lengthy record in small promotions, but hasn’t done anything of significance in the UFC, with inconsistent performances. He does have a decent camp out in Utah with Jeremy Horn at Elite Performance and it’s always hard not to root for an Armed Forces veteran, but this is the MMA world, and I just don’t see Johnson being able to keep up with Swick.

Swick (Marcelo Alonso/Sherdog)

Swick in round one, TKO.

Carey: I love it when I actually get to agree with my fellow panelists.

Swick is hungry to get back into the Octagon, and I don’t see too many problems for him against Johnson, as both on the feet and on the mat, Swick should have a major advantage here.

Swick’s striking is incredibly underrated, as the former TUF 1 competitor has been training out of the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose for a long time now, and his stand-up could have only improved during his long break due to a lot of time spent in Thailand honing his skills.

On the ground, Swick is likely going to have a huge advantage as well. Just as training at AKA has made Swick a crafty striker, wrestling with the likes of Jon Fitch, Daniel Cormier and Cain Velasquez has made “Quick” a fighter that is virtually impossible to hold down.

Despite Swick’s current losing streak, he’s been gone long enough that he’ll be able to turn it around rather quickly, and he can use this win over Johnson to start climbing back towards the top ten at 170 pounds.

LHW: Lyoto Machida (17-3) vs. Ryan Bader (14-2)

Henderson: There was a time, not long ago, when it wasn’t Jon Jones, but rather Lyoto Machida that was viewed as the future of the 205-pound division. That’s far from the case these days. Machida’s only recent win came against Hall of Famer Randy Couture. That’s a nice name to have on his resume, but it wasn’t like he fought Couture during the legend’s prime.

Machida (R) (Marcelo Alonso/Sherdog)

On the other side of the cage, there’s an impressive wrestler with powerful hands in Ryan Bader. Bader was another light heavyweight on the rise until he ran into future champ Jon Jones and shockingly lost to Tito Ortiz as well. The Power MMA product has done his best to bounce back though, picking up wins over Jason Brilz and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

Outside of the loss to Jones, who has proved to be an enigma for any opponent, Bader’s only other loss came after he was rocked by Ortiz, who remained aggressive and followed through by locking in a guillotine choke for the finish. What worries me about that loss is the fact that Ortiz was able to stagger Bader in the first place. Ortiz is definitely not known for his power.

Machida has displayed his power before and his counterstrike attacks could present a significant threat to Bader, especially if the wrestler surges in to throw his powerful fists. Bader will probably lean more heavily on takedowns and lay-and-pray in this fight, though. Machida will have to stuff shots and then attack the prone Bader. Given Machida’s history in the Octagon, I think he can manage to implement such a game plan. Machida will eventually land a punch that leaves Bader on shaky legs, and from there it’ll only be a matter of time until “The Dragon” finishes the fight.

Kuhl: I will have to agree with Bryan. Bader falls into that conundrum of wrestlers that transition to MMA, but are missing a solid martial arts background. Wrestling is a powerful tool, but it’s only one of many in the game. I am a firm believer in the fact that wrestlers have to do more than simply learn boxing to be any sort of real title contenders in UFC.

Bader definitely has boxing skills, but the knockout power is just not there. In fact, his only true UFC knockout was of Keith Jardine, who has been shown to have a bit of a glass jaw. Bader is a powerful and likable guy, but his last three fights were the freak loss to a nearly retired Ortiz, the win over Brilz, who subsequently said he has no desire to fight professionally, and the win over a half-hearted Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, who didn’t even make weight for his big return to Japan. Unfortunately, Bader’s performances, while entertaining, just don’t scream world-class champion.

Bader (center) (Daniel Herbertson/Sherdog)

Machida, on the other hand, is a well-rounded mixed martial artist who has some nice wins under his belt, including back-to-back knockouts of Thiago Silva and Rashad Evans. Machida has a calculated striking game and is a black belt in BJJ. While Mauricio “Shogun” Rua proved to be a tough match-up for Machida, he did bounce back with a clear win over “Rampage” Jackson, regardless of what the judges saw, and that crazy knockout of Couture. He does have the loss to Jon Jones, but so do most light heavyweights that matter. Machida’s elusive karate-style nature should prove frustrating to Bader, and as long as Machida can avoid the wrestling takedowns, he should emerge victorious. I’m going with Machida by TKO.

Carey: Machida is obviously an amazing fighter, but I think this fight is actually going to be much closer than a lot of fans anticipate.

While Machida’s striking is phenomenal, he mostly has to rely on his opponents chasing him down so he can counter. This works against strikers, but when a tough wrestler like Bader is coming forward and trying to bury his face in your chest, the distance gets closed in a hurry.

I think Bader is going to have a lot of success in this fight, and I won’t be surprised if he’s up a couple of rounds heading into the third. The problem is, Machida is one of the smartest fighters in the sport, and eventually he is going to find a way to make Bader pay for coming in for the takedown.

Whether it’s a big knee or an uppercut, eventually Machida is going to get some distance and plant Bader on the mat when he goes diving for “The Dragon’s” legs. At that point, the result is no longer in question and Machida just has to land a few follow-up punches to secure the stoppage.

LHW: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (20-6) vs. Brandon Vera (12-5)

Carey: Brandon Vera has one shot at winning this fight, and quite honestly it’s completely out of his control.

Rua (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has been one of the best fighters in the world at 205 pounds for a long time, but if there’s been one criticism of the former champion, it’s that he’s one of the most inconsistent fighters in the sport.

In Rua’s UFC wins against Chuck Liddell, Lyoto Machida and Forrest Griffin, he looked like the world-class fighter that he had been billed as scoring quick finishes of his opponents and thoroughly dominating the competition.

However, it’s the former Pride Grand Prix winner’s UFC losses that we need to pay attention to. Other than his five-round war against Dan Henderson late last year, Rua’s Octagon losses have all been rather unimpressive and he’s looked like a completely different fighter than the Rua we’ve grown accustomed to seeing.

In his losses to Griffin and Jon Jones, a lethargic and seemingly outclassed Rua was beaten up and finished, something that needs to be remembered heading into a major fight on network television. If, for some reason, an unmotivated “Shogun” shows up to fight on Aug. 4, we could possibly see Vera find a way to pull off the victory, but I honestly don’t see that happening.

Not only does Vera’s Muay Thai style fall right into Rua’s hands, “The Truth” is (pun intended) that Vera really hasn’t looked very impressive in the cage in a number of years.

“Shogun” takes this one by stoppage, and it’s going to happen early in the first round.

Kuhl: Conventional wisdom has this going to Rua by TKO in the first round, and while I completely agree with Vince that this is the most likely outcome, I have this 10 percent feeling that the battle could go the distance.

“Shogun” has received nothing less than a firm nod for the win in all of his UFC and Pride fights. And, this is not against a poor resume. The last nine years of Rua’s opponents reads like a who’s who of professional MMA fighters. His last three losses were in championship or “Fight of the Night” performances, one of which many argue he won. Rua is an aggressive fighter that brings a punishing Muay Thai attack, a black belt in BJJ, and tons of world-class experience. It seems so obvious that “Shogun” has this one in the bag, that I wonder if there is something to Vera that we are overlooking.

Vera has come up through the sport with a pretty exclusive striking attack. He did have wrestling experience in high school and the Air Force, but had no background in any type of submission grappling. However, over his professional career, Vera has gotten into a great camp at Alliance MMA and earned his brown belt in BJJ from Lloyd Irvin. Four of his five defeats came at the hands of Jon Jones, Randy Couture, Fabricio Werdum and Tim Sylvia, with notable wins over Frank Mir and Justin Eilers. At 34 years old, Vera is still fairly young and has a chance to make a run in the light heavyweight division, but Rua will be a big test to see if Vera has world-class game.

Both fighters have experience on the big stage over a ten-year span, but Rua has nine more fights than Vera, fighting much more frequently over the course of his career. Rua is carrying the momentum of his 2011 “Fight of the Year” showdown with Dan Henderson, and Vera only has one win in the last two and a half years, with a decision over Eliot Marshall. As much as I know Vera will bring the fight, I’m going with Vince on this one.

Vera (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

“Shogun” by first-round TKO.

Henderson: Six years ago, Vera looked like the next big thing in MMA, but then he came tumbling back to Earth. Now, his spot in the main event—opposite one of Pride’s legends and with a possible title shot on the line—seems preposterous.

Admittedly, Rua has been inconsistent in his time with the UFC. However, that inconsistency is understandable when you take into account the injuries to Rua’s knees.

But the bigger inconsistency comes in the form of Vera. He can go out there one night and put on a Muay Thai clinic, as he did against Mike Patt at UFC 96, and then post disappointing performances, as he did in his next four bouts following that win. It’s been nearly six years since the last time Vera looked like a true contender. Since then, his wins have come against the likes of Patt, Marshall, Reese Andy, and Krzysztof Soszynski.

If this were the Vera of old, I’d be concerned for Rua. Vera’s Muay Thai attack could turn Rua’s knees into mush, and that could be the end of the night. But Vera has not consistently shown the aggressiveness that would be needed in order to effectively utilize such a strategy against elite competition.

If this truly is a No. 1 contender fight and Vera somehow manages to win, he’ll rank among the least deserving title challengers in UFC history. Luckily, I don’t think we’re in store for that. Rua should put Vera against the cage and batter him in the clinch with knees and punches. I’m with my colleagues on this one, though I’ll say Vera lasts into the second or third round before suffering the TKO loss at the hands of the “Shogun.”

Prelim Quick Picks
FlyW: John Moraga (10-1) vs. Ulysses Gomez (9-2)

Kuhl: John Moraga vs. Ulysses Gomez should be a great match-up of promotional newcomers, both of which have wrestling backgrounds. Moraga is an MMA Lab fighter, training with the likes of Benson Henderson, Jamie Varner, Efrain Escudero, and Joe Riggs, while Gomez is a Cobra Kai guy out of Las Vegas. Both fighters have done really well in local circuits with Moraga running the gamut in Arizona’s Rage in the Cage and Gomez excelling in California’s Tachi Palace Fights. Both fighters have effective wrestling and BJJ games, so this could be exciting on the ground. Not sure what to expect on the feet, but I have Moraga by unanimous decision.

Henderson: Dear Dana White and the Fox television network, next time a slot opens on a main card, how about filling it with the flyweights? It’s a shame this fight is so low on the card, as it showcases two more prospects from the UFC’s still young and shallow 125-pound roster. Moraga’s only loss came versus UFC standout John Dodson, but it’s his wins that worry me—they all come against low-level competition. Gomez is the more seasoned fighter despite having fought the same number of bouts, and despite stepping in on short notice, “Useless” will hold the upper hand in this contest. Gomez via either a submission or a decision.

Carey: I think Bryan summed this one up pretty nicely. It really is unfortunate that the UFC didn’t find a way to feature a flyweight bout or two on the Fox main card, and you have to wonder if this bout would have gotten the nod if Ian McCall wouldn’t have had to pull out of the fight on short notice. While McCall may have been able to earn this division the recognition it deserves, Gomez is an awesome consolation prize. I see Gomez eventually earning himself a stoppage win in this one, and since the flyweights always bring it, we could be looking at a “Fight of the Night” winner.

FW: Manny Gamburyan (11-7) vs. Michihiro Omigawa (13-11-1)

Henderson: Can anyone say loser-leaves-town? Michihiro Omigawa is 1-3 in his last four outings and Manny Gamburyan is on a three-fight skid. I like Gamburyan’s strength, but Omigawa can grind. This one ends in a split verdict in favor of the Japanese fighter.

Carey: Bryan’s right, there’s no way the winner of this one is going to stick around in the UFC. That’s kind of a shame, since Gamburyan was fighting for the WEC belt not too long ago and Omigawa was a highly anticipated addition to 145 at one point, but the loser has to go and I think Manny just has a little bit more to offer. Gamburyan by decision in a close, technical ground war.

Kuhl: Omigawa performed really well in Sengoku and Dream, but has lackluster performances in UFC. Out of six UFC fights, he has one win against Jason Young, who was 0-1 in the UFC at the time. Gamburyan is a seasoned pro that swings for the fences, and I have him clipping Omigawa in the first round, leading to Omigawa’s first submission loss.

HW: Phil De Fries (8-1) vs. Oli Thompson (9-3)

Kuhl: Phil De Fries’ fight against Oli Thompson may be one of the hardest fights to pick, because both of these guys have primarily won by submission, but neither has been submitted. Common sense tells us that a slickster BJJ technician like De Fries should have the upper hand in this battle, but the former Strongman competitor, Thompson, is a big heavyweight and has the knockout power to put De Fries to sleep. Thompson in a first-round knockout, a la Nate Marquardt vs. Demian Maia.

Carey: I’m a big believer in common sense, so I’m going to take De Fries here. His grappling is really good, especially for the heavyweight division, and if he can get Thompson down to the mat just once, I can see him earning the submission. De Fries will dodge a couple shots, secure the takedown, and finish the fight with a choke in the first.

Henderson: A Strongman winner versus a purple belt in BJJ? Think I’ll stick with the purple belt. De Fries has tested his skills against a higher level of competition, and he should find a way to take Thompson to the mat and secure a submission win.

FW: Josh Grispi (14-3) vs. Rani Yahya (16-7)

Carey: Am I the only one that seriously feels bad for Josh Grispi? He was set to fight Jose Aldo for the featherweight belt as recently as January of last year, but an injury to the champ forced Grispi to take a short notice fight against Dustin Poirier instead. Now after suffering back-to-back losses to Poirier and George Roop, Grispi could be fighting for his job against Yahya. Luckily for “The Fluke,” all he’s going to have to do to avoid getting a pink slip is stay away from Yahya’s ground game and he won’t have too much of a problem beating up his submission-based opponent on the feet. Grispi takes this one easily.

Henderson: Vince hit the nail on the head: if Grispi avoids Yahya’s ground game, this contest almost certainly tilts in his favor. Grispi has shown the ability to win on the feet or the mat, whereas Yahya’s game is entirely submission oriented. The more balanced skill set should persevere, leading Grispi to a TKO victory.

Kuhl: There’s not much more I can add to this one. Grispi is a well-rounded mixed martial artist and Yahya is a one-dimensional BJJ practitioner. Even in the days of WEC, it was hard to get too excited for a Yahya fight. Grispi by TKO.

LHW: Phil Davis (9-1) vs. Wagner Prado (8-0)

Carey: Either the UFC has a ton of faith in Wagner Prado or they really want to see Phil Davis get back on track. Prado has an undefeated record with a high percentage of his wins coming by knockout, but there’s no reason for him to be fighting a top contender like Davis at this point. It will be obvious that these two are in different leagues rather quickly, and Davis will take home a first-round submission win.

Kuhl: Davis better get Prado to the ground if he expects to win this one. Hopefully, for Davis, Alliance MMA and Lloyd Irvin brought in some fast, powerful Muay Thai guys to emulate Prado’s skills. Prado’s leg kicks, front knee strikes and punching power are absolutely devastating. If Davis respects Prado’s stand-up game, he should come away with a first- or second-round submission victory.

Henderson: Prado has Team Nogueira behind him and a powerful Muay Thai attack, but what he doesn’t have is the experience in the UFC facing high-level competition—that edge clearly goes to Davis. The key in this fight is for Davis to effectively set up his takedowns. If it stays standing, Prado presents a clear danger, but if Davis can put the striker on his back, he should dominate. With Prado untested inside the Octagon, I’ll take Davis to use his wrestling to out-class his Brazilian foe for a decision win.

FW: Cole Miller (18-6) vs. Nam Phan (17-10)

Kuhl: I really like this match-up between two experienced fighters. Both come from great camps, with Nam Phan training at Team Alpha Male and Cole Miller fighting out of ATT. Phan is definitely the more decorated martial artist, but Miller performs better on the big stages. Phan does throw some big bombs in his boxing game, but Miller can take some big shots and still persevere. If this fight goes the distance, Phan will win by unanimous decision, but if there’s a finish, it will be Miller by submission.

Henderson: Phan has proven to be a tough fighter to finish during his UFC tenure, with all four of his fights going the distance. He has been on the losing end of all but one of those affairs. However, Phan’s best performances have come against Leonard Garcia, a fighter who abandons strategy in favor of throwing haymakers. Miller is a more well-rounded foe and holds a height advantage that could negate Phan’s striking attack. I have Miller earning the unanimous verdict.

Carey: This is an awesome match-up from Joe Silva, and hopefully both of these guys can stick around in the featherweight division for quite a while. Phan is a very well-rounded fighter, but you have to think he would prefer to keep it on the feet in this one in order to avoid Miller’s killer jiu-jitsu game. However, Bryan made a good point regarding Miller’s height making things difficult on the feet for Phan as well, and I also see Miller walking away with a unanimous decision.

Top Photo: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

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