Just practicing our Scottish patter ahead of Sunday when the 113th UFC betting Fight Night show will take place in Glasgow at the SSE Hydro. Fittingly there will be Scots, Welshmen, and Brits featured on the card.
Jack Marshman -425 vs. Ryan Janes +320
Weight class: Middle
Marshman – not to be confused with the Swamp Thing – just had a seven-fight winning streak snapped by Thiago Santos by TKO at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne in February. The Welsh boxer had debuted in UFC with a win over Magnus Cedenblad at UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2 on November 19, 2016 – which received performance of the night honors. The Hammer is a former Shock n’ Awe Middleweight Champion, BAMMA Middleweight Champion, CM4tC Middleweight Champion, and CWFC Middleweight Champion.
The Canadian Janes had his very own eight-fight winning streak ended by Gerald Meerschaert on the same date and place as Marshman. Similarly, Janes had debuted in UFC with a win over Keith Berish at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov on December 9, 2016 in New York. He is a former Battlefield Fight League Middleweight Champion.
Khalil Rountree -250 vs. Paul Craig +190
Weight class: Light heavy
‘The War Horse’ Rountree bounced back from consecutive losses with a KO win over Daniel Jolly at UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie in February in Las Vegas – his first win with the promotion.
‘Bearjew’ Craig had a nine-fight undefeated streak broken by Tyson Pedro at UFC 209 in March in Las Vegas. His UFC debut was a submission win over Henrique da Silva at UFC on Fox: VanZant vs. Waterson on December 17, 2016 in California – which was deemed the performance of the night. The Scottish fighter is a former FightStar Light Heavyweight Champion and BAMMA World Light Heavyweight Champion. Moreover, he is psychic and has predicted that Khalil is not “going to get out of the second round,” as he told the Mirror (the tabloid, not to himself while he was shaving. Maybe that too, actually).
James Mulheron -215 vs. Justin Willis +170
Weight class: Heavyweight
Mulheron has amassed an 11-1 record fighting almost exclusively in M4TC, where he is the current heavyweight champion. His only loss came from Ruben Wolf by TKO on Feb 28, 2015. He is on a four-fight winning streak. This will be his UFC debut as a replacement for the injured Mark Godbeer, as well as his first fight outside of England. Mulheron is a good striker with good staying power; four of his wins have come by KO (punches) while nine of his wins have come after the first round.
Willis will also make his promotional debut and his first bout outside of the United States or Japan. He is coming off a win over Juliano Coutinho in June for his third straight win, improving his record to 4-1.