The UFC rolls into Brisbane for their latest Australian card, and UFC Fight Night 33 really isn't that bad. Some of the main card fights look like they'll be pretty entertaining and there are some decent prospects on the undercard (in two fights at least). A sudden retirement and some visa issues also took two good fights off the card, which surely doesn't help. Nine fighters on the card lost their last UFC bout, while a total of seven fighters are making their UFC debuts. Still though, there aren't a lot of fighters in imminent danger if they come up short. Anyway, let's get to it.
Likely to be cut with a loss
Julie Kedzie - They have shown that they'll give the ladies two chances to win a fight in the UFC and if they can't, they get bounced. Kedzie's 0-1 in the organization and has lost three in a row overall. It's do or die for her against a debuting fighter.
Richie Vaculik - He was beaten by both finalists on TUF Smashes and didn't get a fight on the Finale. He has been out of official action for close to 18 months now, and if he loses there doesn't seem to be any real reason for the UFC to hold onto him.
Possibly cut with a loss
Nam Phan - Nam is 2-4 in the UFC, with one of his losses being that ridiculous split decision with Leonard Garcia (which he avenged). He has lost two out of his last three though, and neither of the losses were competitive. He's also been out of action for a year. What might be his saving grace is the drop to bantamweight for this bout, but we'll have to see.
Nick Ring - He's 3-2 in the UFC going into this bout and has been involved in some close decisions. A loss here would be his third in four fights though and he pulled out of two bouts over the last year (one of the day of the weigh-ins). I think if he got finished by Magalhaes, I think they'd consider pulling the plug on him.
Ben Wall - He's in pretty much the same spot as Vaculik with one major difference - he's taking this fight on ridiculously short notice. That generally earns you some cred with the UFC and he might be given another fight. How he loses (if he does) might dictate that decision.
Caio Magalhaes - His first two fights in the UFC weren't pretty. He is 1-1 and did finish his last fight, but Karlos Vemola lit him up in the first round before he gassed out. And he didn't look good in his debut against Buddy Roberts. A bad loss here could definitely earn him a pink slip, even though 1-2 doesn't look that bad on the surface.