The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s return to Scotland is beginning to take shape, as three matchups were announced for the July 16 card.
Paul Craig will meet Khalil Rountree in a light heavyweight clash, while Jack Marshman wil face Ryan Janes at middleweight. Additionally, Mark Godbeer will lock horns with Justin Willis at heavyweight.
The event, likely UFC Fight Night 113, will take place at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow. The main draw will be televised on Fox Sports 1, while the preliminary draw streams on UFC Fight Pass.
A native of Coatbridge, Scotland, Craig suffered his first loss in 10 professional outings when he was stopped in the opening stanza by Tyson Pedro at UFC 209. After dropping his initial two Octagon appearances, Rountree earned his first promotional triumph with a 52-second knockout of Daniel Jolly at UFC Fight Night 104 on Feb. 4.
Marshman had a seven-bout winning streak snapped in his most recent outing, as he fell to Thiago Santos via second-round TKO at UFC Fight Night 105 on Feb. 19. Janes, meanwhile, is coming off a first-round armbar loss to Gerald Meerschaert on the same card.
Godbeer, a former British Association of Mixed Martial Arts competitor, claimed his first Octagon win by taking a decision over Daniel Spitz at UFC 209. Willis was supposed make his promotional debut against Marcin Tybura on short notice at UFC 208 but was deemed medically unfit to compete at weigh-ins.