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UFC 80: Kendall Grove Added To Card

The Ultimate Fighter 3 middleweight winner Kendall Grove will return to the octagon at UFC 80 in Newcastle, England to face a yet-to-be-named opponent according to Grove’s training partner and The Ultimate Fighter 6 castmember Troy Mandaloniz.

After entering the third season of The Ultimate Fighter with a modest 5-3 record Grove defeated Ross Pointon, Kalib Starnes, and Ed Herman to capture the TUF 3 title. He emerged as a rising contender in the middleweight division with back-to-back wins over Chris Price and Alan Belcher. Grove was handed the first setback of his UFC career in August when he lost to Patrick Cote by late-first round knockout at UFC 74. Despite the loss Grove remains a very legitimate threat in the thin middleweight division and a short win streak could earn the Hawaiian fighter a shot at the middleweight title.

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Mandaloniz also reveals during the interview that he is currently training with Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas in preparation for a fight on The Ultimate Fighter 6 finale.

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