Bear­jew gears up for home UFC fight

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - The Back Page - Mark Pirie

Air­drie MMA fighter Paul ‘Bear­jew’Craig will take cen­tre stage at the SSE Hy­dro in front this week­end for UFC Fight Night.

Thou­sands will pack into the Glas­gow venue to see Craig face off against Khali Roun­tree on July 16.

The two will go face-to­face for the first time to­mor­row (July 13) at the of­fi­cial weigh-in.

Craig re­turns to the Oc­tagon fol­low­ing his first loss at UFC209 to Tyson Pe­dro in March.

Las Ve­gas fighter Roun­tree comes to Scot­land with with two pro­fes­sional de­feats, but won his last UFC out­ing against Daniel Jolly.

This will be the Scot­tish Hit Squad lightheavy­weight’s first pro­fes­sional fight in Scot­land as he looks to be­come the home­town hero on a card that also in­cludes Scots Joanna Calder­wood and Ste­vie Ray.

The event will be head­lined by the wel­ter­weight clash be­tween top ranked Gun­nar Nel­son and San­ti­ago Ponzinib­bio.

Hy­dro star Paul Craig

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