On Saturday, November 22, 2014, the UFC heads to the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX for UFC Fight Night 57: Edgar vs. Swanson.

Headlining the event is a featherweight showdown between Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson, with the winner likely earning a title shot against Jose Aldo. In the co-main event of the evening, blazing-hot lightweight contender Bobby Green takes on dynamic striker Edson Barboza.

From top to bottom, this card is loaded with intriguing matchups that should prove to be an excellent night of fights for the fans in the Lone Star State.

As with every UFC card, there are several fighters with their backs against the wall. There are four fighters, to be exact, who are on the hot seat heading into UFC Fight Night 57. That is, four fighters who need to win to keep their place in the world’s top promotion.

Yves Edwards

The Thugjitsu Master Yves Edwards is one of the most well-respected veterans in the world, but he is 0-3 with a No Contest in his last four bouts. That just won’t cut it. Edwards fights in arguably the deepest most competitive division in all of MMA and there is just too much young up-and-coming talent to keep an aging veteran on a losing streak around.

Roger Narvaez

Roger Narvaez made his UFC debut against Patrick Cummins at UFC Fight Night 42 and he was thoroughly handled. Narvaez is dropping down to middleweight for this bout and he better hope for increasing results, because if he loses this one, it’s back to the regional circuit.

Isaac Vallie-Flagg

Isaac Vallie-Flagg is the kind of fighter fans love because he pushes the action and is not afraid to go out on his shield. But fighting in the lightweight division, you have to win fights and Vallie-Flagg has lost his last two inside the octagon. Even though he is going off of a “Fight of the Night” performance against Takanori Gomi, Vallie-Flagg needs a win here to stay in the organization.

Chico Camus

The UFC flyweight division isn’t the deepest division in the organization, but even so, going winless in three bouts would be disastrous for Chico Camus, who is making his flyweight debut. Camus had a victory over Yaotzin Meza overturned to a No Contest in January because he failed a drug test. On top of that, he dropped a decision to Chris Holdsworth at UFC 173 in May. Now Camus is taking on Brad Pickett with his job on the line. With a good showing, Camus could be safe, but if Pickett finishes him, expect to see Camus packing his bags.

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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.