Despite dropping five of his last six fights, including two straight, veteran Nate Marquardt (pictured) has been granted a reprieve by the UFC.
On Friday, it was announced Marquardt will face C.B. Dollaway at UFC on FOX 17.
Nate “The Great” has been anything but of late. This is a must-win if the 36-year-old has ever seen one.
Dollaway, meanwhile, could very well also be fighting for his UFC life having lost two straight. “The Ultimate Fighter 7” runner-up was TKO’d by Lyoto Machida before getting outpointed by Michael Bisping in April.
A tango between Tamdan McCrory and Josh Samman was also confirmed for the lineup.
The December 19 event goes down inside Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
FOX will broadcast the main card live starting at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Here is the show’s current roster:
Tamdan McCrory vs. Josh Samman
C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt
Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael Dos Anjos (UFC lightweight champion)