Two men who are in need of a win to keep their promotional dreams alive will meet in Vancuver.
South Africa’s only UFC fighter is heading to Canada as Garreth “Soldier Boy” McLellan is set to take on Italian Alessio di Chirico in a very interesting middleweight scrap.
McLellan (13-4) is coming into the meeting off of a TKO loss to Magnus Cedenblad in May at UFC Rotterdam. The former EFC middleweight champion goes into his fourth outing with a 1-2 promotional record with his only win being a TKO win over Bubba Bush last April in Ireland, a loss could well be the end of his UFC career. Fighting out of Johannesburg the South African has never dropped back-to-back losses and will be looking to get back to winning ways in Canada.
The 26-year old di Chirico (9-1) dropped his UFC debut to Bojan Velickovic in April. The Italian won the 2014 IMAAF light heavyweight gold medal and is now focused at making a run in the big leagues. In search of that ever elusive first UFC win di Chirico has a tough challenge ahead of him and will be looking to get the taste of defeat out of his mouth come fight night.