The UFC today announced three exciting match ups set to take place when they return to Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday, July 16 at The SSE Hydro.
Scotland’s exciting LHW, Paul Craig (9-1; fighting out of Coatbridge, Scotland), will clash with finalist of UFC’s long-standing reality TV series, The Ultimate Fighter, Khalil Rountree (6-2; fighting out Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) in a bout that is sure to intrigue fans all over Scotland. Craig will be looking for redemption when he steps inside the Octagon in front of his home crowd. Rountree, meanwhile, will be hoping to build on the impressive first round knockout victory he secured over Daniel Jolly back in February.
Welshman Jack Marshman (21-6; fighting out of Abertillery, South Wales) will look to rally the support of Welsh fans to make the short journey to Glasgow to watch him in action, as he takes on Canadian Ryan Janes (9-2; fighting out of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada). Both fighters made promising starts to their respective UFC careers last year and will undoubtedly be looking to taste victory once again, as they set their sights on the UFC’s middleweight rankings. Watching this fight keenly will be other welsh signee and heavy hitter John Phillips who recently announced he has plans for Marshman in the near future.
Also set to feature at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: GLASGOW is a heavyweight bout between England’s Mark Godbeer (12,3; fighting out of Bridgewater, England) and America’s Justin Willis (4-1; fighting out of San Jose, California, USA). Heavy-hitter Godbeer will look to add another victory to his professional record against newcomer Willis, who makes his debut in front of the Scottish crowd.
There will be many waiting with baited breath to see if Rob Whiteford will get the call up. Perhaps the UFC will also choose to pick from among the new breed of Scottish fighters. Time will tell. We’ll keep you up to date in the coming weeks.
Tickets are set to go on general sale on Friday, June 2.