Thu Oct 04 10:37am EDT
The UFC heads to the Land of Lakes on Friday night for a card on FX. These are the big questions that will be answered by the time the fights are over.
Can Antonio Silva get back on track? In his last two bouts, "Bigfoot" has been knocked out twice. Both were in the first round, and both were to American Kickboxing Academy-trained fighters with outstanding wrestling backgrounds. On Friday, he will take on the undefeated Travis Browne. Is this the fight Silva needs to stop his losing skid?
Will Jay Hieron's long career finally have a UFC win? Hieron has a record of 23-5, and has fought in the UFC twice. His first fight in the Octagon was at UFC 48 against some up-and-comer named Georges St-Pierre, who knocked Hieron out in the first round. A year later, he fought Jonathan Goulet at Ultimate Fight Night 2 and lost because of a cut. Seven years later and after stops in the IFL, Strikeforce and Bellator, Hieron is back for a bout with Jake Ellenberger. It's not an easy bout. Will he get the win?
Who will be the next flyweight title challenger? Actually, it's who will be the first flyweight challenger, since Demetrious Johnson is the first owner of the belt. The title shot will go to either "The Ultimate Fighter" winner John Dodson, or Jussier Formiga, who is on five-fight win streak and is making his UFC debut.
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