The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that middleweight contender Ivan Salaverry will make his long awaited return to the octagon May 26th when he takes on Terry Martin at UFC 71.
Ivan Salaverry got the axe from the UFC in 2005 after his lackluster performance against Nate Marquardt at UFC Fight Night live on Spike TV. Salaverry is 3-2 in the UFC with victories over Andrei Semenov, Tony Fryklund and Joe Riggs.
Salaverry’s opponent, Terry Martin, is coming into the octagon on a three fight winning streak. Martin is 1-2 in the UFC with a victory over Jorge Rivera and losses to Jason Lambert and James Irvin.