The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes winner, Norman Parke, is set to return to the Octagon in search of his fourth UFC victory at UFC Fight Night 38. He will be taking on a Brazilian and fellow TUF Brazil 2 winner, Leonardo Santos, in a Lightweight bout. Both men are looking for a statement win to signal their arrival to the rest of the Lightweight division.
Parke tweeted about the matchup earlier today:
Next scrap in brazil!! Taking it to him on his turf!! #4-0 pic.twitter.com/IJ1FZ5bslf
— STORMIN NORMAN PARKE (@norman_parke) February 4, 2014
Norman Parke has been unstoppable since his TUF victory. Parke has dominated Colin Fletcher, Kazuki Tokudome, and Jon Tuck en route to three unanimous decision victories. Parke is currently riding a nine fight win streak overall, and will look for his 10th victory inside the hostile territory of the Brazilian.
Leonardo Santos has only fought once inside the UFC’s Octagon, and that was his TUF Brazil 2 winning performance against William Macario. That fight was a Welterweight battle, in which Santos defeated Macario by arm-triangle submission in the second round. Nine months after winning the show, Santos will look for his second win inside the UFC.
UFC Fight Night 38 is headlined by a Light Heavyweight rematch between two legendary fighters. Dan Henderson and Shogun Rua look to repeat their epic UFC 139 bout for free on Fox Sports 1 on March 23rd in Natal, Brazil.