Jack Marshman versus Shoeface Set for Sao Paulo
Per Raphael Marinho of Brazilian sports outlet Combate, “The Hammer” Jack Marshman will square off against TUF heavyweight tournament winner Antonio Carlos Junior when the UFC returns to Sao Paulo, Brazil on Oct 28th.
— Raphael Marinho (@raphamarinho) August 16, 2017
Translated – “@Caradesapatojr faces @jackmarshman19 at UFC São Paulo, October 28 @canalCombate”
Marshman (22-6) is coming off a decision win over Ryan Janes back in July. Prior to that fight, The Welshman suffered a brutal KO loss (spinning wheel kick followed by punches) against ranked middleweight competitor Thiago Santos. Jack scored his 2nd win with the promotion just last month, and now “The Hammer” looks to continue his winning ways and build a name for himself within the UFC.
On the other hand Carlos Junior (8-2) sits on a 3 fight win streak, finishing two of his last three bouts via rear naked choke. “Cara de Sapato” (Portuguese for Shoe Face) is a decorated BJJ tournament competitor who has finished 6 of his 8 victories via submission. Antonio started his MMA career in the heavyweight division where he went on to win The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Heavyweight Tournament. After winning the tournament, Shoeface moved down to light heavyweight, before eventually making his way down to middleweight after coming up short in a decision loss to Patrick Cummins.