Team Punishment fighter and UFC heavyweight Justin McCully will make his return to action at UFC 76 on September 22nd in Anaheim. His opponent is not yet known. McCully has been rumored to be on a September UFC card for some time although what card he would be fighting at was not yet determined.
The 8-3-2 mixed martial artist who trains with Tito Ortiz as part of Team Punishment, opened his MMA career in the late 1990s with a pair of draws. After going a modest 7-3 over his next 10 MMA fights which were spread over nearly a decade McCully got the call to fight in the UFC to fill in for an injured Frank Mir. McCully defeated Antoni Hardonk on the televised portion of UFC Fight Night 9 in April. The win earned McCully another UFC fight.
Although he still has a lot to prove based on his single UFC fight and average MMA record, filling in for a former UFC champion on a free UFC event generated a lot of buzz. Of course, training with Tito Ortiz doesn’t hurt either.