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A UCC is used to provide collateral for a debt or some other kind of financial obligation. It applies to personal property. It is governed by the terms of a security agreement which is entered into between the debtor and creditor and pursuant to which the UCC lien is provided. It does not get filed or registered like a judgment and it is not an enforcement tool to be used in lieu of the judgment. It gives certain rights with respect to the collateral securing the debt.
You do not need a UCC to sue someone for breach of a contract. If the person breaches the agreement you can file suit for a judgment to collect your damages.
A confession of judgment is used in connection with a promissory note. It basically works this way if the person defaults, the confession of judgment can be filed and the court issues the judgment. They are governed by state statute and the court's do not like them because they circumvent the normal process. So they are only available in a limited number of circumstances, generally promissory notes and you must follow state procedures precisely. In MO the statute is 511.070 and the following sections.
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I doubt you can get a judgment without someone with personal knowledge appearing in court. Even on a default judgment you generally have to appear to prove up what the damages are unless it is on something like a promissory note.