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Report: Tamdan McCrory to return at UFC 87

m_eec2c3c9e26dcdea7c21bc71f4a1c0ce.jpgWelterweight prospect Tamdan “Barn Cat” McCrory is slated to make his return to MMA on August 9 at UFC 87 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN.

The news was first reported by

According to, McCrory will be taking on “The Ultimate Fighter” season two contestant Luke Cummo.

The 21-year old McCrory decided to take a hiatus from fighting after suffering the first loss of his young career during a bout at UFC 78 this past November against Akihiro Gono.

The site is also reporting that “The Ultimate Fighter” season six contestant George Sotiropoulos will be appearing on the card as well against a yet to be determined opponnent.

UFC 87 is expected to feature a heavyweight bout between former NCAA and WWE heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar taking on former UFC heavyweight champion and Hall of Famer Mark Coleman. While Lesnar vs. Coleman will be a featured bout, it is not expected to be the show’s official main event. However, it is not yet known what the UFC has in store for a main event for the show.

A much-anticipated lightweight bout between Roger Huerta and Kenny Florian is expected to take place on the show as well.