UFC 78 has added one match, but might have llost another. Former PRIDE lightweight standout Marcus Aurelio will take on Luke Caudillo (source: The Fight Network). Aurelio hopes to rebound from his decision loss earlier this year to Clay Guida. This lightweight bout should take place on the undercard however due to the below news, it might get moved up to the televised portion of the event.
For the second time in as many tries, the UFC might have an opponent for Karo “The Heat” Parisyan fall through. They originally went after Hayato Sakurai for Karo’s opponent, but that deal couldn’t get done. Now it looks like Hector Lombard will not be able to hop over the US border. According to Sherdog, Lombard has been denied access to the United States, based on the fact he only has a Cuban passport.
“I’m not going to get my visa,” Lombard said while speaking with Sherdog. “I only have a Cuban passport, so I’ve been told it’s impossible for me to migrate.
“I went to the American embassy twice and they said no to me both times.”
“Woulda, coulda, shoulda…” that’s how best to describe what is happening to UFC 78.
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