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Ed Herman vs Danilo Marques Added To the UFC’s June 26 Card

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Two light heavyweights will collide at the UFC’s June 26th card! First reported by Combate’s Evy Rodrigues, Ed Herman vs Danilo Marques is in the works for a UFC Fight Night card that will also feature the likes of Ovince St. Preux vs Maxim Grishin.

The Road To Ed Herman vs Danilo Marques

Ed Herman (25-14-0 1 NC, 13-10-0 1 NC UFC) fought his first UFC fight way back in 2006! Making him a gritty veteran who has aged like a fine wine. Currently on a three-fight win streak, his last fight against Mike Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 10 was met with a lot of criticism after a bad call by referee Chris Tognoni.

Rodriguez landed a devastating knee in the second round to Herman’s body. Herman was dropped, but before Rodriguez could finish the fight, Tognoni paused the action. Believing that the knee was a low-blow (it wasn’t) and allowing Herman time to recover. Herman came back and actually finished Rodriguez by submission in the third round! Making that fight one of the wildest in UFC history.

Herman is tried and tested in the UFC. With battles against the likes of Nikita Krylov (UFC 201), Derek Brunson (UFC 183), Ronaldo Souza (Strikeforce), Jake Shields (UFC 150), and even Damian Maia (UFC 83). Intriguingly, Herman has lost all of those fights that were just mentioned. However, undoubtedly they have helped shape him into the fighter he is today!

Danilo Marques (11-2, 2-0 UFC) is coming off of a submission win over Rodriguez as well, making this fight with Herman make all the more sense. Not only that, but Marques is also coming off a victory over Khadis Ibragimov via the same method as Herman.

Making this potentially the first fight in UFC history where both fighters are coming off wins over the same people via the same method! With a short road to Ed Herman vs Danilo Marques, all you need to know is this one is a must-watch event for the June 26th card!

It’s not known where the Ed Herman vs Danilo Marques fight will land on the card as of yet, but the announced bouts so far are as follows:

  • Light Heavyweight: Ovince St. Preux vs Maxim Grishin
  • Light Heavyweight: Ed Herman vs Danilo Marques

What’s your prediction for the Ed Herman vs Danilo Marques fight? Leave your takes and opinions down in the comments below!

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