by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
A light heavyweight fight has been added to UFC 103 in Dallas, as “Ultimate Fighter” season 8 alum Eliot Marshall returns to action to face Nebraska native Jason Brilz in what is expected to be an undercard bout in the promotion’s return to Texas.
Eliot Marshall was an early favorite during his season of The Ultimate Fighter, but just fell short losing to eventual show winner Ryan Bader in the semi-finals. Never one to back down from a challenge, Marshall quickly bounced back with two wins in the Octagon since the reality show ended.
His last fight, a match-up against former finalist Vinny Magalhaes, it was Marshall who was able to control the action and pick up the unanimous decision win.
Now the jiu-jitsu instructor from Colorado will face another strong ground opponent as Jason Brilz looks to move his UFC record to 3-0.
With an impressive professional record, Brilz has never seen himself as a full time MMA fighter, but with two wins in the UFC and the last being over a highly touted fighter in Tim Boetsch, he may need to consider this his new profession.
Brilz has mixed a strong combination of his wrestling with an aggressive ground attack to seal up his first two wins in the UFC, but he will now face a very experience Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt in Eliot Marshall.
The bout between Marshall and Brilz will sit on the undercard for the UFC 103 show which features a main event rematch pitting Dan Henderson against Rich Franklin.