UFC on FUEL TV 4: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 HP Pavilion in San Jose, California UFC Middleweight Contender Francis Carmont (-120) Profile: Training out of the Tristar Gym alongside fellow Canadian Georges St. Pierre, Francis Carmont (18-7) has had a solid, career, going 16-7 before joining the UFC ranks where he is currently undefeated at 2-0. With wins over Chris Camozzi and Magnus Cedenblad, the 30-year-old has turned a corner in his once spotty career, and formed a pattern of dominance with a seven-fight winning streak. Now Carmont takes on fellow middlweight contender Vemola at UFC on FUEL TV: Munoz vs. Weidman, hoping to keep his revitalized career alive and make a bigger, more noticeable splash in the division. UFC Middleweight Contender Karlos Vemola (-110) Profile: Karlos Vemola (9-2) is a former Czech national wrestling champion who has had an up-and-down UFC career since joining the promotion in 2010. In his first match, the 27-year-old lost via decision to Jon Madsen at UFC 116 before bouncing back with a TKO win over Seth Petruzelli at UFC 122. Vemola followed that up with a loss to Ronny Markes at UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle but came out victorious against Mike Massenzino at UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller in his most recent battle. He will be trying to put two W’s in a row together for the first time against fellow middleweight contender Carmont at UFC on FUEL TV: Munoz vs. Weidman. Opening UFC on FUEL TV Odds Analysis: MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas made Carmont a slight -120 favorite (bet $120 to win $100) while Vemola opened as a -110 underdog (bet $110 to win $100) according to the MMA odds. This is essentially a Pick’em fight between two middleweight contenders who still have a lot to prove in the division. Vemola is unbeaten in the UFC and has been training with some of the UFC’s best at Tristar, including GSP, while Vemola’s wrestling experience and sheer strength make him a force to be reckoned with despite his inexperience. Vemola also has yet to be stopped in 11 bouts compared to Carmont, who has been knocked out once and submitted three times. Carmont is riding a seven-fight winning streak overall but has fought just twice in the United States, and he could get a serious test from the six-time national wrestling champion from the Czech Republic.
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