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Report: Another former Pride fighter headed to UFC

Someone posting under the official American Top Team account on the Underground forum at MMA.TV is claiming that ATT fighter Marcus “Maximus” Aurelio has signed a four fight contract with the UFC. Official accounts are certified by the moderator on the UG so I’m fairly confident that the source is accurate. 

Aurelio is 14-4 and most recently appeared on several Pride Bushido cards. He has excellent Jiu-Jitsu and holds wins over Rich Clementi and Takanori Gomi (although Gomi defeated Aurelio in the rematch the last time he fought in November). 

I believe Aurelio has competed at 161 pounds in Pride but is more likely to cut to 155 pounds in the UFC as opposed to going up to 170. This isn’t a major signing, but it’s a good one and adds depth to an already deep UFC lightweight division.


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