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UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann - The Cut List

A few fighters will need a win to stay in the UFC on Saturday night in Vegas. Who are they?

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

I'm not going to lie to you, folks - UFC 170 is a pretty weak card. Injuries have taken their toll and I don't really think the main card is fully PPV-worthy. Nonetheless, this is what we have and this is what I'm going to cover. Just 9 of the 22 fighters on the card are coming off a UFC win, with a total of six competitors making their UFC debut.

That leaves six that are coming off losses, and one (Jessica Eye) had a win that was flipped to a No Decision. Only one fighter is on a multi-fight losing streak though, and he (Erik Koch) is moving to a new division.

So what does that mean? Well, it's similar to UFC Fight Night 36 - with so many fighters making their debuts, there really aren't a lot of fighters in danger of getting cut. In fact, I can only come up with one that fits either of the categories below. So this isn't going to be a very long piece.

Likely to be cut with a loss

Rafaello Oliveira - He isn't on a multi-fight losing streak, but he has lost three of his last four fights and is probably on his last legs with the organization if he loses again. He was stopped in all three of those losses as well, which isn't a good look. With an overall UFC record of 2-5 in two stints, I can't see any reason why they'd choose to keep him around if he goes to 2-6.

Possibly cut with a loss


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