Tuesday, July 17, 2007

UFC LW Division Loses Pulver, Gains Aurelio

Jens Pulver, the first ever UFC lightweight champion, has reportedly - and not surprisingly - left the UFC 155-lb. division for greener, leaner pastures. "Little Evil" will instead fight in the WEC's 145-lb. featherweight division. His first opponent under the WEC banner will certainly be a tough one: Cub Swanson. Pulver and Swanson are set to fight on the September 5 WEC card, which will also feature "Razor" Rob vs. Rich Crunkilton and Urijah Faber vs. the well-rounded TBA.

Making his UFC debut at UFC 74 on August 25 will be former Pride Bushido lightweight star Marcus "Maximus"Aurelio, who will take on the always exciting Clay "The Carpenter" Guida. Aurelio is an American Top Team fighter who carries an impressive 14-4 record and has never been stopped. Aurelio says that, after 8 months of inactivity, the opportunity to fight in the UFC octagon "is a dream come true."

Kodiak MMA wishes Jens and Marcus all the best as they begin the next chapters of their MMA careers.

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