View Full Version : Vinicius Magalhaes vs. Eliot Marshall set for UFC 97 prelims

03-18-2009, 08:39 PM
Vinicius Magalhaes vs. Eliot Marshall set for UFC 97 prelims (http://mmajunkie.com/news/14295/vinicius-magalhaes-vs-eliot-marshall-set-for-ufc-97-prelims.mma)

"The Ultimate Fighter 8" light-heavyweight runner-up Vinicius Magalhaes (2-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will meet fellow cast member Eliot Marshall (6-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) next month at UFC 97.

The news comes from FiveOuncesofPain.com.

UFC 97 takes place April 18 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The Magalhaes vs. Marshall bout will be part of the unaired preliminary card of the pay-per-view broadcast.

Marshall was originally expected to fight Mike Ciesnolevicz at UFC 97. The reason for the change was not immediately known.

In his place steps Magalhaes, a stand-out jiu-jitsu fighter who fell short to eventual show winner Ryan Bader on the eighth season of the UFC's reality series.

Magalhaes entered "TUF" with a 2-2 record with two submission victories. He suffered his third career loss when Bader scored a first-round TKO at the show's live finale. Magalhaes hasn't fought since the December event.

He now meets Marshall, who lost an opening-round bout but earned a spot on the "TUF8" cast as an injury replacement. Marshall then submitted Shane Primm but was knocked out of the competition by Bader in the semifinals.

Marshall returned at the show's live finale and submitted Jules Bruchez for his first career UFC win.

03-18-2009, 09:11 PM
And you thought Magalhaes was the best thing since sliced bread! :luvbed:

All joking aside, this will probably be a pretty tight bout. I think that Eliot Marshall will move to 7-1 via TKO outside of the first round.

03-18-2009, 09:28 PM
I never said that man. I just said his pure grappling ability was phenomenal compared to Nogs. As a fighter, Nog was right, he needs to grow some balls.

If Vinny can't get this to the ground, then Eliot will have a field day on the feet.

03-21-2009, 03:16 PM
marshall fights like he doesn't believe in hismelf or something, he loses to guys who have way less skills but are able to push the pace. vinny's jiu jitsu is f*cking sick, he'll roll marshall up and then play with him a little before winning with a flashy submission