After suffering consecutive defeats in the Octagon following a succesful run during the eighth season of The Ultimate Fighter, Vinny Magalhaes has turned things around with a pair of recent first round submission victories.
The decorated submission specialist will be looking to make it three in a row against the always dangerous Marcus Sursa this Saturday evening during Shark Fights 9 which will take place in Amarillo, Texas.
Sursa has come out victorious in four of his previous five outings, with the sole defeat coming at the hands of Trevor Prangley.
A first degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Magalhaes is widely regarded as one of the most respected sumbmission grapplers in the business, with a laundry list of Jiu-Jitsu world titles and every one of his professional mixed martial arts wins being finished via tapout.
A full list of the scheduled bouts for Shark Fights 9 are below:
Dustin Phillips vs. Douglas Evans
Vinicius Magalhaes vs. Marcus Sursa
John King vs. Josh Luna
Severdo Padilla vs. Cody Pfister
Eric Rodriguez vs. TBD
Isaias Martinez vs. Donnie Frye
Jeremy Valderaz vs. Jason Sampson