Team Punishment’s Justin McCully will return to action in Anaheim at UFC 76 to take on Christian Wellisch.
McCully holds a 8-3-2 MMA record debuting all the way back in 1997. McCully opened his career with a pair of draws and after going 4-3 over his next 7 bouts he took nearly 3 years off from the fight game. He returned for a single bout in 2003 defeating Dario Amorim by decision. After another 3 year hiatus McCully defeated Derek Thorton by first round submission and followed it up with another win just weeks later over Ruben Villareal. Despite the sporadic fight schedule and mixed success McCully earned his shot in the UFC and took full advantage defeating Antoni Hardonk by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 9 this past April.
The 7-3 Wellisch opened his career with a 6-2 sprint to earn a UFC contract to fight on the biggest MMA stage in the world. In his debut Wellisch was knocked out by a knee from Cheick Kongo in the first round of their bout. In his second UFC fight he defeated Anthony Perosh by unanimous decision at UFC 66 in December of last year. After a long break which will extend to nearly 9 months by the time this bout rolls around Wellisch will look to string together back-to-back wins in the UFC for the very first time.