Who’s on the Hot Seat: UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Silva Edition | UFC NEWS

October 4, 2012 12:01 pm Leave your thoughts

Shane Roller- Although Roller won his last bout against John Alessio, it wasn’t very exciting and it halted a three fight losing streak. He needs another win here against Jacob Volkman in order to avoid being cut. A 1-4 run in the UFC lightweight division isn’t going to keep you employed very long. A Fight of the Night type loss could be enough to get him another shot, but other than that, anything but a W and Roller will be shown the door.

Jeremy Stephens- “Lil Heathen” is just 26-years-old and already has 28 career fights on his resume. He’s lost two in a row with both losses coming via decision. At UFC 136 he lost a split decision to Anthony Pettis and on the Zombie-Poirier card he lost via unanimous decision to Donald Cerrone. Stephens is normally very exciting having won three Knockout of the Night bonuses and one Fight of the Night awards. A loss here puts him in jeopardy, but if he puts on a typical Stephens fight he may get another shot.

Josh Neer- Now on his fourth run with the organization, Neer has a 6-7 record inside the Octagon. The UFC has shown they have no problem cutting “The Dentist” so it’s imperative he gets a win here over Justin Edwards. Neer last fought at UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall in June where he lost to Mike Pyle via first round TKO. He is the ultimate journeyman having competed for Bellator, Shark Fights and the IFL. Should he be cut I’m sure he’ll be back on his feet in no time.

Justin Edwards- With a 1-2 record in the UFC, Edwards has been inconsistent to say the least. He came into the organization with a 6-0 record having submitted 5 of his opponents in the first round. He knocked out former Ultimate Fighter season one contestant JoshRafferty in his MMA debut, but since debuting with the UFC he has gone to three straight decisions. He needs a win here if he expects to get another fight.

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