Gandulla Ready to Battle Marshall

Ariel Gandulla launched himself onto the WEC scene in May when he defeated Gary Padilla by split decision. Unfortunately for the WEC and fans, that wasn’t the best Ariel Gandulla. Two months earlier, Gandulla injured his elbow when the cage door gave way during his fight with Tom Lawlor at Kick Enterprises in Ft. Meyers, Florida, sending both fighters down and out of the fighting area. Gandulla was injured and unable to continue so the fight was ruled a no contest. “I did not utilize all my weapons with Padilla because my elbow was injured. During my fight with Tom Lawlor the cage door flew open in the beginning of the first round and I fell.”

Hailing from Cien Fuegos, Cuba, Gandulla recently joined American Top Team to further his evolution as a mixed martial artist. In October, Gandulla will face his toughest test to date when he steps into the cage with WEC light heavyweight champion Doug “Rhino” Marshall. “First of all, I’m from Cien Fuegos, Cuba, and I moved to the United States in July 1994. As for my fighting background, my record currently stands at 5-0-1. My team is my family and they have definitely helped me improve a lot.”

Looking ahead to his fight with Marshall, Gandulla provided us with a little breakdown on what he plans to do, “I will exchange punches, and I look forward to securing the big take-down. In this fight I am actually going to utilize judo, that’s my weapon. I feel great, I have been a fighter all my life, yes I am ready, 100%.”


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