UFC middleweight fighter Marvin “The Beastman” Eastman revealed this weekend via a blog post on MySpace that his next fight will be against Drew McFedries on June 21 during the live season finale for the seventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
“The next victim of ‘The Beastman’ is on June 21 at the Palms Casino on the finale of ‘The Ultimate Fighter': Forrest vs. Rampage (is) Drew McFedries,” the former IFO middleweight champion wrote.
Eastman last fought on February 2 at UFC 81, where he recorded a unanimous decision against Terry Martin. The win improved his overall record to 15-7-1 and served as his first victory while fighting for the UFC.
According to Eastman’s blog, the planned bout vs. McFedries is the last on his current contract with the promotion.
“(It) is my last fight under contract with the UFC,” Eastman stated. “This contract was a buyout from the purchase of the WFA by the UFC. I got ‘ripped’ (off).”
McFedries, 6-3, is 2-2 lifetime in the UFC. He lost his last fight to Patrick Cote at UFC Fight Night 12 in January when he was knocked out at 1:44 into round 1. The fight was McFedries’ first since June, as he was sidelined while recovering from staph infection and also mourning the loss of his mother.
The UFC has yet to officially announce the proposed bout between Eastman and McFedries, but if the fight is in fact a reality, it is uncertain whether it will make the Spike TV broadcast. The June season finale for the current season of “The Ultimate Fighter” is scheduled to be headlined by Diego Sanchez taking on retired Marine Luigi Fioravanti in a welterweight contest. Also, the finals of the TUF middleweight tournament will be featured as well.