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Bloody Elbow gives you a brief rundown of all of the UFC 153 fights, including this preliminary bout between Cristiano Marcello and Reza Madadi.
The curtain-raiser for UFC 153 takes place in the lightweight division, as Sweden's Reza Madadi (12-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) fights TUF 15 competitor Cristiano Marcello (12-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Neither man is ranked in the SB Nation MMA Consensus Rankings and it would take a string of wins for either of them to even get top 25 consideration. This bout take place on the UFC's official Facebook stream.
Marcello is likely fighting for his UFC career following a dismal showing at the TUF Finale, while Madadi is looking to make it 2 for 2 in his brief stint with the promotion. They both are submission specialists but Madadi is the better striker almost by default. This fight airs at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT on the UFC's Facebook page.
How do these two stack up?
Marcello: 34 years old | 5'9"| 72" reach
Madadi: 32 years old | 5'11"| 73" reach
What have these two done recently?
How did these two get here?
Why should you care?
You shouldn't. Marcello probably doesn't belong in the UFC and Madadi is the favorite in this one for a reason. Just hope for a good fight.
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