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WEC 47 Preview: Can Deividas Taurosevicius Or LC Davis Become A Factor At Featherweight With A Win?

There will be a very good fight on tap this weekend at WEC 47 when LC Davis(15-2) squares off against Deividas Taurosevicius(12-3) in a featherweight bout.  Both fighters have won their last two fights in the WEC while sharing a common opponent in Javier Vazquez(who'll be fighting Jens Pulver on this card).  They both beat Vazquez via split decision last year. 

Davis is coming off an impressive performance in his last bout has he took out the previously undefeated Diego Nunes via unanimous decision at WEC 44.  Davis is a strong wrestler and has done a lot of training with Pat Miletech in the past  His 2 career losses are against the always tough Michihiro Omigawa and submission specialist Wagnney Fabiano.  Davis holds notable wins over recent Bellator acquisition Bao Quach and Strikeforce fighter Conor Heun.

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Taurosevicius is coming off an impressive performance agaisnt a previously undefeated opponent as well, defeating Mackens Semerzier at WEC 46.  Semerzier had just defeated(and submitted) Wagnney Fabiano in his previous fight.  Taurosevicius is physically strong with good ground and pound.  He holds notable losses to UFC lightweight title challenger Frankie Edgar and former IFL standout Ryan Shultz, both with wrestling backgrounds.  Taurosevicius also holds notable wins over former IFL standout Bart Palaszewski, Savant Young, and Dan Lauzon.

As mentioned, Taurosevicius's losses have come primarily against guys with good wrestling backgrounds.  So it'll be interesting to see how this fight goes down.  Taurosevicius tends to favor the submission as his method of winning if he doesn't ground out a decision against you.  In fact, he doesn't even have one TKO victory to his credit.  Davis on the other hand is more balanced with several submission and TKO wins to his credit, and he possesses the ability to grind you out as well with his wrestling background.  How do you see this one shaking out, and can either be a factor in the WEC featherweight division?