Following a stint as assistant coach on The Ultimate Fighter 18,
Bryan Caraway will get the focus back on his own career as he
returns at UFC 170 to take on Brazilian Lucas Martins.
UFC officials announced the bout late Monday night.
Caraway (18-6) was last seen in April where he picked up a
submission win over Johnny Bedford at UFC 159. Following that
fight, Caraway turned his attention to coaching duties alongside
his longtime girlfriend Miesha Tate as they led a team of
bantamweight hopefuls on The Ultimate Fighter.
Now Caraway will look to build on his last win as well as a 4-1
record overall in his last five fights when he returns in
Opposing Caraway in Las Vegas will be Lucas Martins (14-1), who
looks to build on back-to-back wins since making a gradual move
down to the bantamweight division. Martins only loss since coming
to the UFC was a TKO defeat at the hands of Edson Barboza while
competing as a lightweight.
Now Martins has dropped all the way down to 135 pounds where he
will face Caraway at the upcoming show in Las Vegas.
The two fighters will meet at UFC 170 on Feb 22 at a card
headlined by women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey when she
faces fellow Olympian Sara McMann in the main event.