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Bloody Elbow presents their UFC on FX 7 fight card primer, previewing all the action at UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping. Here, we look at the main card including Gonzaga vs. Rothwell, the UFC debut of Daniel Sarafian, and more.
The UFC kicks off 2013 this weekend with UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping, live from Brazil. The card includes Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping in an intriguing Middleweight main event, plus a very Brazil-heavy prelim and main card. In this fight card primer, we look at the three main card fights that will precede Belfort vs. Bisping. Be sure to check back later for the main event. The UFC on FX 7 main card airs live this Saturday night, January 19, starting at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.
Daniel Sarafian (7-2 MMA; UFC Debut) vs. C.B. Dollaway (12-4 MMA; 6-4 UFC) - Middleweight
This fight is mainly here to serve as the official UFC debut of Sarafian. The 30 year old was on TUF: Brazil, making it to the finals of the Middleweight division. Unfortunately, an injury forced him out of the finals, and has kept him on the shelf since the show filmed. He brought a decent record into the house, but looked very impressive in his wins there, culminating in a great knee KO of Sergio Moraes. Dollaway is a fellow TUF alum, as he was a finalist back on season 7. He's had a very mixed career since, with strong wins and big loses. A wrestler, Dollaway comes in off the biggest win of his career, a decision victory over Mayhem Miller at UFC 146.