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UFC 86: Marcus Aurelio vs. Tyson Griffin

MMA Weekly is reporting that sources close to them have confirmed that Marcus Aurelio and Tyson Griffin will face off this July at UFC 86.

Marcus “Maximus” Aurelio accepts the bout after just last week looking as impressive as anyone can look in 16 seconds against UFC debutant, Ryan Roberts at UFC Fight Night 13. In that 16 seconds Aurelio managed to drop his opponent, pound on him and then jump into an arm bar victory. Before the fight with Roberts, “Maximus” made light work of Luke Caudillo and lost a one-sided split decision to Clay Guida (yes you read that correctly).

Tyson Griffin most recently entered the Octagon at UFC 81, where he scored a unanimous decision against Gleision Tibau. Griffin has gone 4-1 in the UFC with his lone loss being a very entertaining unanimous decision loss to Frankie Edgar last year at UFC 67.

UFC 86 is set to take place on July 5th at the Mandalay Bay and will be headlined by a light-heavyweight title fight between UFC light-heavyweight champion, Quinton “Rampage Jackson and TUF 1 light-heavyweight winner, Forrest Griffin.

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