5. Can Dollaway Recapture His Winning Ways At 205?
A former finalist on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), CB “The Doberman” Dollaway has hit a rough patch of late.
After falling to Amir Sadollah in the TUF 7 finale, Dollaway carved out a place for himself as a UFC mainstay by winning five of his next eight fights. After disappointing losses to Mark Munoz and Jared Hamman, Dollaway went on to have five straight quality performances (four wins and a robbery decision loss to Tim Boetsch).
Unfortunately for the Power MMA and Fitness standout, his up-and-down UFC tenure would continue. After impressive victories over Cezar Ferreira and Francis Carmont, Dollaway found himself knocking on the door of title contention. But three straight losses have followed his spectacular run. Knockout losses to Lyoto Machida and Nate Marquardt sandwiched a decision loss to current middleweight champ Michael Bisping.
Possibly facing a roster cut, Dollaway has decided to take his talents up the scale to the light heavyweight division. There he will be met by Brazilian bully Francimar Barroso in a Fight Pass preliminary bout. Will the move up in weight grant “The Doberman” a speed advantage and improved durability, or will the big men at 205 pounds be too powerful for the former middleweight contender? We may find out Saturday night.