Bantamweights Bryan Caraway and Lucas Martins Square Off at UFC 170

December 31, 2013

Caraway vs Neace TUF14_0968UFC bantamweights Bryan Caraway and Lucas Martins will square off at UFC 170 on Feb. 22 in Las Vegas.

UFC officials announced the bout late Monday night.

Caraway (18-6) will be making his first trip to the Octagon in nearly a year, fresh off a stint as an assistant coach to his teammate and girlfriend Miesha Tate on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate.

Caraway is 3-1 in the UFC, having slipped up only in a split decision loss to Takeya Mizugaki in March 2013. He bounced back the next month, submitting Johnny Bedford at UFC 159.

Martins (12-1) lone loss was to Edson Barboza in his Octagon debut in January of 2013. He has since rebounded with a knockout victory over Jeremy Larsen and followed that with a technical submission of Junior Hernandez.

With Caraway greatest strengths being on the mat, and Martins notching nine knockouts on his record courtesy of a strong background in Muay Thai, this one could be the classic grappler vs. striker match-up.

It graces the undercard supporting the recently announced headlining bout between UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann.

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