Hard-hitting Terry Martin (16-3) will look to get back on the winning track at UFC 81: "Breaking Point" against veteran Marvin Eastman (14-7-1) on February 2 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
MMAmania.com (www.mmamania.com) learned about the middleweight bout earlier this afternoon.
Martin suffered a surprise defeat via third round knockout courtesy of a perfectly placed Chris Leben punch in his last appearance inside the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 11 on September 19. It was a back-and-forth battle that Martin would have more than likely won on the judges scorecards if it went the distance ("The Crippler" was docked a point for a fence grab earlier in the bout).
With a win the the Chicago-based fighter would have earned a top spot in the middleweight title picture. Now it's back to the drawing board on SuperBowl weekend to prove that he indeed belongs among the best in the division.
Eastman has competed in the light heavyweight class for the better part of his long career. He was booked to clash with Demian Maia at UFC 77: "Hostile Territory" on October 20; however, an eye injury forced him off the Cincinnati card.
Rampage Jackson knocked out "The Beastman" earlier this year in his Octagon debut. Prior to that appearance he hadn't competed in the UFC since 2004, losing via knockout to Travis Lutter.
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