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Five questions that will be answered by UFC on Fox 8

Maggie Hendricks
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The UFC returns to network television with Saturday's UFC on Fox 8 bouts. What will we learn from these fights? Check it out.

Can flyweights put on a bout people will want to watch? Small fighters usually have more energy in the cage. Their technique is usually better because they can't rely on muscling their opponents. They fly around the octagon with speed heavyweights and light heavyweights can only dream of. But is that enough to get people to tune in? Saturday's card is headlined by a flyweight title bout between Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga. Will you tune in?

Is Jake Ellenberger deserving of a welterweight title shot? He has just one loss in his last eight fights. His last win was a memorable knockout of Nate Marquardt, but it wasn't enough to earn a title shot. On Saturday, he's facing off with Rory MacDonald. With an impressive win, Ellenberger can get closer to the UFC belt. Will he get it?

Can Liz Carmouche rebound from her loss to Ronda Rousey? For her first UFC fight, Liz Carmouche was under an intense spotlight. As one of the first two women to fight in the UFC, she was expected to put on a thrilling fight. She delivered, but lost to current bantamweight champ Rousey. Now she will fight Jessica Andrade in a slightly lower-profile fight. Will Carmouche get her first UFC win?

Was Robbie Lawler's win over Josh Koscheck a fluke? At UFC 157, Lawler earned a Knockout of the Night bonus for his first-round KO of Koscheck. But after years of inconsistent fighting in Strikeforce, did the knockout win mean Lawler is a true contender? We will find out as he takes on Bobby Voelker on Saturday.

Is this Melvin Guillard's last fight in the UFC? Guillard is 1-4 in his last five fights. He admits not only is he lucky to still have a place in the UFC, but only has it because he took the fight with Donald Cerrone. If he doesn't beat Danzig, he doesn't expect to have a job.

"I've got one foot in [the UFC] and one foot out, but I'll be damned if I let both feet get kicked out. Right now, I'm fighting for my job. I'm not going to get cut from the UFC. I'll die in that ring on July 27th before I let Danzig take my job from me," Guillard told ESPN.

Will that determination be enough for a win, or is this the last fight in the UFC for Guillard, who debuted with the promotion in 2008?

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