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For todays TUF 13 Primer we have a nice lineup for you, First off we have undercard fighter Reuben Duran. Duran most recently lost a close split decision to Takeya Mizugaki. Tonight he fights the person he replaced in the Mizugaki bout; Francisco Rivera who is not a portmandeu of the 2 NY closers but a 5-1 fighter whose only loss is to Erik Koch. This is Duran's fight in KOTC against Kana Hyatt.
Reuban Duran 6-2-1
Kana Hyatt 7-6
Next up we have Fabio Maldonado, a useful bit of trivia is Maldonado has a 22-0 career boxing record. Alas, a quick visit to BoxRec reveals Fabio's career like most early boxers with big records, reveals lots of can crushing. Here he puts his iron chin and good technical boxing (im a big body shot fan and the shot that buckles McSweeney is fantastic) against James McSweeneys flashy arsenal of kicks. The embed code isnt working very well so i put the direct link right below it. If you havent seen this fight its very worth a look, a cult favorite of mine.
Fabio Maldonado 17-3
NW: Maqiel Falcao X2, Vitor Vianna X2
NL: Alexandre Ferriera
James McSweeney 4-5
NW: Darrill Schoonover
Fabio Maldonado vs James McSweeney
Next up we have the Man, the Myth, the High Flying Legend. Anthony Pettis and his flashy array of strikes. In fact the only word i knew from the Spelling Bee this week was Capoeira (thank you MMA!). Here he fights Mike Lembrecht in a fight that does not end well for Mike.
Anthony Pettis 4-0
Mike Lembrecht 6-5
NW: Joe Ellis
Clay Guida 19-4
NW: Bart Palazewski, Josh Thompson
Gilbert Melendez 9-0
NW: Hiroyuki Takaya
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