The Ultimate Fighter: Live will return this Friday night to FX, delivering another installment of the newly-formatted reality series with another live fight to go along with it.
This week’s live fight will see coach Dominick Cruz’s top pick, Justin Lawrence (4-0), take on highly-regarded Brazilian jiu jitsu ace and Chute Boxe member Cristian Marcello (13-3) from Urijah Faber’s team. The bout will serve as the second to take place in the regular season; the premier episode featured sixteen single-round fights to determine the show’s cast.
In a recent press release, Lawrence gives his thoughts on the bout against the experienced Marcello.
“I’m definitely training hard for my upcoming fight again Marcello. It’s exciting, nerve-racking,” said Lawrence. “He’s a very good grappler so I really want to try and stay on my feet and make him feel uncomfortable as much as possible. I don’t want this to turn this into a jiu jitsu match cause I know that’s his strength. Dom’s crew (Team Cruz) has been doing a phenomenal job in training and preparing me and I’m pumped. I just have to fight my fight.”
The Ultimate Fighter: Live airs on Friday nights at 10pm ET. FightLine will have full coverage of the episode and accompanying fight.