Jack Marshman drops to welterweight to face Elizeu Zaleski at UFC-London

Jack Marshman is ready to mix things up.Following a rough start to his UFC career at middleweight, Marshman (22-7 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will drop down to 170 pounds to face Elizeu Zaleski (18-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 127.
The promotion today announced the booking for the event, which takes place March 17 at The O2 in London and streams entirely on UFC Fight Pass.Prior to joining the UFC in Novemeber 2016, Marshman was on a seven-fight winning streak. Since then, he’s alternated wins and losses for a modest 2-2 start to his UFC run. Most recently, the Welsh fighter was choked out in the first round by Antonio Carlos Junior in October at UFC Fight Night 119.Zaleski, meanwhile, has rebounded from a setback in his UFC debut in 2015 to run off four consecutive wins, with three straight decisions and one TKO. The Brazilian has won eight of his last nine fights overall dating back to October 2013. Zaleski’s most recent fight also took place at UFC Fight Night 119, a unanimous-decision win over Max Griffin.
The latest UFC Fight Night 127 lineup includes:
  • Leon Edwards vs. Peter Sobotta
  • Mark Godbeer vs. Dmitry Poberezhets
  • Magomed Ankalaev vs. Paul Craig
  • Nasrat Haqparast vs. Alex Reyes
  • Jan Blachowicz vs. Jimi Manuwa
  • Kajan Johnson vs. Rustam Khabilov
  • Charles Byrd vs. John Phillips
  • Jack Marshman vs. Elizeu Zaleski
For more onUFC Fight Night 127, check out theUFC Rumorssection of the site.

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