Friday night is the UFC on FX 6, with the Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes finals, plus a George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross Pearson main event. Before that, the UFC presents six preliminary fights live on Fuel TV. In this fight card primer, we take a look at the Fuel prelim card. Be sure to check back later for the main card and Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson. The UFC on FX 6 prelims airs live on Fuel TV this Friday night, December 14, starting at 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT. The main card follows on FX, starting at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.
This is the featured fight of the prelim card, and due to a last minute replacement, it's an odd choice for that status. Team Alpha Male fighter Chad Mendes was an undefeated 11-0 when he challenged Jose Aldo for the UFC Featherweight title earlier this year. Since that loss, he's come back with an impressive KO of Cody McKenzie - just the second stoppage win of his WEC/UFC tenure. This is his first fight since some legal troubles over the summer. Meza steps in for Hacran Dias here. The American fighter is not well known, though he does have six years as a pro to his name. He's fought in decent promotions like TKO and Rage in the Cage, but he's coming in off a loss to the 2-1 (at the time) 1 year pro Andres Quintana.