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UFC on FOX 19 predictions: ‘Tampa’ FOX ‘Prelims’ undercard preview, Pt. 2

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More fights are coming to Fight Pass and FOX this weekend (Sat., April 16, 2016) when UFC on FOX 19: “Teixeira vs. Evans” kicks off from Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Florida.’s Patrick Stumberg continues the UFC on FOX 19 “Prelims” party with the second (and final) installment of a two-part undercard preview series.

Same age, different generations.

Thirty-six-year-old mixed martial arts (MMA) veterans Glover Teixeira and Rashad Evans collide this Saturday evening (April 16, 2016) when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Fla., with its latest FOX show. Teixeira pursues his third-straight win since a two-fight skid, while injury-plagued Evans looks for his first win since 2013.

UFC on FOX 19’s co-main event sees Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson lock horns once again, which follows former main event competitor Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Lightweight scrap with last-minute replacement Darrell Horcher.

Four “Prelims” undercard bouts join the main card on FOX itself after the five-fight UFC Fight Pass portion concludes online (read all about those here).

Check out what that FOX undercard broadcast has in store this weekend:

155 lbs.: Beneil Dariush vs. Michael Chiesa

A knockout loss to Ramsey Nijem two fights into Beneil Dariush’s (12-1) UFC career gave way to four consecutive victories, setting up a fight with fellow fast-riser Michael Johnson. Dariush ultimately got the nod in controversial fashion, but had to pull out of a January bout with Mairbek Taisumov because of an injury.

He will give up three inches of height to the 6’1″ Michael Chiesa (13-2).

In April 2015, Chiesa rebounded from a stoppage loss to Joe Lauzon with a decision over Mitch Clarke, his fifth UFC victory. Eight months later, he squared off with Jim Miller and became just the second man to submit the venerable Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt.

Nine of his 13 wins have come by ….View full article

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