On November 8, 2014, the UFC will hold their sixth event down under at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia and there are three fighters on the card who are in dire need of a win.

The UFC is a hyper competitive atmosphere and if fighters don’t win, they get cut and are replaced by younger, hungrier fighters, who want to make a name for themselves. Exciting fighters are given a little more latitude, but at the end of the day, wins are all that matters.

 

Marcus Brimage

Brimage got his UFC career off to a solid start with three wins, but has lost his last two inside the Octagon. A lot of fighters can survive two losses, but if you drop three in a row, the chances are you are going to be looking for a job. Brimage is a talented fighter, but he doesn’t have the name value to survive three straight.

 

Guto Inocente

Inocente returned to MMA and made his UFC debut against Derrick Lewis in July and was knocked out in the very first round. Granted Inocente was away from the sport for over two years due to injuries, but he is going to have to get it done against Anthony Perosh if he wants to get a third fight in the Octagon. It will be interesting to see how well Inocente does with the cut to light heavyweight; heavyweights generally don’t cut any weight and it is a process that can be difficult to adapt to.

 

Robert Whittaker

The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes welterweight tournament winner, Robert Whittaker, is coming off of a win in his last bout at UFC Fight Night 43 in June, but make no mistake, he needs another win to secure his job. Prior to his win, Whittaker has dropped back-to-back bouts against Court McGee and Stephen Thompson, and three losses in four bouts is not a place he would like to be.

 

Stay tuned for the latest news and updates revolving around UFC Fight Night 55.

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.