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UFC 230 adds Karl Roberson vs. Jack Marshman

Cezar Ferreira, back, chokes Karl Roberson during their

Cezar Ferreira, back, chokes Karl Roberson during their UFC middleweight bout in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 12, 2018. Photo Credit: AP/Leo Correa

More middleweights are coming to Madison Square Garden for UFC 230 on Nov. 3.

On a card that already includes more than a handful of the 185-pound division's top 10 fighters, a pair of unranked fighters also will compete in the UFC's third event at MSG since the sport was legalized in New York in 2016.

Karl Roberson from Neptune, New Jersey, will face Jack Marshman of Wales at UFC 230 at the Garden, a UFC official said Wednesday.

Roberson (6-1, 2-1 UFC) earned a UFC deal on the first season of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2017. He is coming off his first professional loss, a first-round submission to Cezar Ferreira at UFC 224 in May. 

Marshman (22-7, 2-2) last fought in October of 2017 and lost by first-round submission to Antonio Carlos Junior.

Marshman moves back up to middleweight after trying to cut to welterweight for a bout against Brad Scott at UFC London in March. He was removed from the bout a few days prior amid concerns of his weight cut for that bout.

UFC 230 also includes middleweights Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, NYC's David Branch, Israel Adesanya and Derek Brunson. The status of the previously announced bout between Paulo Costa and Yoel Romero is yet to be determined after Romero said earlier this week that he won't be competing until after he heals from an injury. Long Island's Chris Weidman appears in line to fight Luke Rockhold, although the bout has yet to be announced officially by the UFC.

New York Sports