Gurgel vs. Varner at UFC 73

‘The Ultimate Fighter 2’ veteran Jorge Gurgel will make his return to the octagon at UFC 73 in July when he faces Jamie Varner.

Gurgel sports a professional mixed martial arts record of 10-2 and a UFC record of 1-1. The Cincinnati, Ohio native made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 5 when he fought Mark Hominick in a losing effort. Gurgel’s next UFC appearance came 3 months later when he fought fellow ‘TUF’ contestant Danny Abbadi. It took Gurgel three rounds but he was able to earn the unanimous decision victory.

Gurgel’s opponent, Jamie Varner, sports a professional record of 12-2 and a UFC record of 1-1. Varner’s UFC debut came at UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral when he loss to lightweight contender Hermes Franca. Varner made his return to the octagon at UFC 68: Uprising where fans saw him beat Jason Gilliam by rear naked choke.

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