“According to predictions, Marcus Aurelio won’t have an easy start to the PRIDE Lightweight Grand Prix. According to several rumors, the Brazilian will probably face former Shooto welterweight champion Tatsuya Kawajiri in the opening round. Rumors also suggest that after this tournament the American Top Team fighter will join to UFC.”
Aurelio is one of many fighters who have been mentioned in rumors as potentially coming to the UFC. His current 14-4 mixed martial arts record and wins over Takanori Gomi and Rich Clementi make him an intruiging fighter. He has been on a skid of late suffering losses to Takanori Gomi and Mitsuhiro Ishida although a win in the upcoming PRIDE grand prix could up his value to the UFC.