Sep 4, 2013; Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL; Yuri Villefort (white trunks) fights against Sean Spencer (red trunks) during UFC Fight Night at Mineirinho Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Drew Dober could be a challenge for Sean Spencer

UFC Newcomer Drew Dober has stepped up to face veteran Sean Spencer at “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate” finale, Nov. 30.

Dober replaces “TUF: Brazil” contestant Sérgio Moraes, who had originally been scheduled to face Zak Cummings until he pulled out of of the fight due to injury and was replaced by Spencer.

Dober comes into the UFC with an impressive 13-4. He is currently on a four-fight winning streak, with three of those wins coming by submission. With a total of eight submissions on his record, he comes into the octagon with good grappling skills. This could be trouble for Spencer, whose two losses have come by submissions.

That said, Spencer has the advantage when it comes to experience. While Dober has more fights on his record, Spencer has faced higher caliber opponents. Another factor is the famous “octagon shock” which could affect Dober, who has not fought on a big stage since 2008 when he made an appearance on Strikeforce: Payback during his amateur days.

The fight between Dober and Spencer has the potential of being a good scrap. If Dober can get the victory, it could be the start of a successful UFC run.


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