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Mike Lullo vs. Mackens Semerzier at UFC Fight Night 25

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Midwest Training Center’s Mike Lullo will get his second shot in the UFC on September 17, when he fights Team Curran’s Mackens Semerzier.

The fight will take place at UFC Fight Night 25 in New Orleans, and Lullo will make his debut at featherweight. He told the Sun-Times that, “I’m usually walking around at 160, so for me to make 155, I never really cut any weight. I think it will be a lot better for me.”

Lullo dominated the local circuit here in Chicago. A submission specialist, Lullo lost his first professional bout before running off 8 consecutive wins in the XFO, Chicago Cagefighting Championship and other promotions. His UFC debut was a loss to Edson Barboza, but Lullo will have the benefit of a full training camp in his preparation for Semerzier.

Mackens “Da Menace” Semerzier gained new life with a win over Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres at UFC Fight Night 24. It was likely a ‘win or go home’ proposition for him in that bout, as he had dropped 3 straight in the WEC.

Another local fighter, Roufusport’s Eric Koch, will fight TUF winner Jonathan Brookins on that card.

About Matt Lo Cascio

Matt Lo Cascio is a former TV producer who turned to new media in 2005, and he is the co-founder and editor of Chicago's MMA. He is also the play-by-play announcer for the XFO. His work has been published by ESPN.com, DraftKings, The Comeback, FanSided and more.

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