LAS VEGAS – For almost three years, Julian Marquez was absent from the UFC cage.
As he battled by way of a number of setbacks and accidents, Marquez (9-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) struggled mentally and bodily. When he returned in February, nevertheless, the lengthy street proved to be the proper one as he defeated Maki Pitolo in a “Efficiency of the Evening” bonus-earning win. He adopted it up with a “Struggle of the Evening” bonus-earning victory over Sam Alvey in April.
On Saturday at UFC Struggle Evening 195, he’ll search his third-straight bonus-earning victory when he battles rising Jackson Wink MMA middleweight Jordan Wright (12-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) on the primary card.
“Man, I’m golden, dude,” Marquez instructed MMA Junkie at a pre-fight information convention Wednesday. “I’m on high of the world feeling nice, pleased, happy. My life has modified. For 31 months, you guys didn’t hear nothing from me. There was nothing taking place. I suffered that extreme harm. It took a very long time to get again and it was a really struggling, unsatisfying course of. Very painful. However it’s all altering. It’s due to my group round me. It’s due to my household round me. It’s due to my will to need to succeed.”
UFC Struggle Evening 195 takes place Saturday on the UFC Apex. The cardboard streams on ESPN+. Try Marquez’s full UFC Struggle Evening 195 pre-fight information convention within the video above.