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UFC 78: Marcus Aurelio vs. Luke Caudillo

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Marcus Aurelio (14-5) and Luke Caudillo (12-8) will throwdown in a lightweight scrap at UFC 78 "Validation" on November 17 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., according to

This latest announcement finalizes the most recent UFC event to hit the Garden State since UFC 55: "Fury" back in 2005.

Aurelio is a decorated Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter who trains with the prestigious American Top Team camp in South Florida. He dropped his Octagon debut to Clay Guida via split-decision at UFC 74: "Respect" in August.

It's been a rough stretch for "Maximus" recently -- he is looking to bust out of an uncharacteristic three-fight losing streak.

Caudillo also lost his first fight inside the Octagon when he was on the wrong side of a unanimous decision against Nate Mohr at UFC Fight Night 10 in June. Aurelio will no doubt be one of the stiffest challenges to date for the Nebraska native.

It's time for Caudillo to start drilling the submission defense hard.

To check out the latest rumored (and complete) UFC 78 fight card click here.

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