The UFC heads to the US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ this Saturday, December 13, 2014 for UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic.

This will be the UFC’s second to last show of the year and there is a lot of the line for many of the fighters on the card. While a potential title shot consideration looms for the Junior dos Santos, Stipe Miocic, Rafael dos Anjos and Nate Diaz, there are six fighters on the card who are fighting to keep their place in the UFC.

Ian Entwistle

Entwistle is a talented submission specialist from the U.K., but he was stopped by TKO in the first round of his UFC debut. Entwistle needs a win or an impressive showing to keep a spot in the talent rich UFC featherweight division.

Dustin Kimura

Kimura is a talented bantamweight with a bright future in the sport, but a loss to UFC newcomer Henry Cejudo will put him on the hot seat. Kimura is currently 2-2 in the UFC with both of his wins coming by way of submission, but any time you dip below .500 in the Octagon, you run the risk of being cut.

David Michaud vs. Garett Whiteley Loser

In the final bout of the UFC Fight Pass portion of the preliminary card, lightweights Michaud and Whiteley will battle it out to stay in the UFC as the loser will likely be cut from the promotion. Michaud lost a close split decision in his UFC debut while Whiteley has lost both of his UFC bouts. The UFC lightweight division is arguably the deepest division in all of MMA so competition is fierce and wins are a necessity.

Drew Dober

Dober is a talented fighter from the heartland, but he has lost both of his UFC bouts to date. Going 0-3 in the Octagon will guarantee his release. At just 26, Dober still has a lot of time to make waves in the sport, but a win on Saturday will ensure he can continue his development on the UFC roster.

Alistair Overeem

Not too long ago, Overeem was widely considered to be the best heavyweight fighter in the world as he was the Strikeforce heavyweight champion, the DREAM heavyweight champion and the K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 champion. After an impressive showing against former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar in his UFC debut, Overeem has been underwhelming; Overeem is just 1-3 in his last four bouts with all of his loses coming by way of knockout. The UFC heavyweight division is thin, but unless he wins on Saturday Overeem will be headed for MMA obscurity once again.

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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,, and RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.