An intriguing middleweight matchup has been added to UFC 230 in New
York City, with
Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series standout Karl
Roberson taking on former
Cage Warriors Fighting Championship champion Jack
Marshman set to throw down on Nov. 3, the
Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on Thursday.
Roberson (6-1) made a huge impression on UFC President Dana White
with a stunning knockout on the Contender Series, using elbows to
put away Ryan Spann
only 15 seconds into Round 1.
The rangy middleweight took a massive step up in competition after
the Spann knockout, losing by submission to seasoned promotional
veteran Cesar Ferreira at UFC 224.
Marshman (22-7) has remained inconsistent throughout his UFC run,
having not fought since a submission loss last year. Prior to that,
Marshman fell victim to a body kick TKO against Thiago
Santos, with a decision victory over Ryan Janes in
between those two losses.
UFC 230 takes place at the famous Madison Square Garden and
features a blockbuster lightweight tilt between Dustin
Poirier and Nate Diaz.