Junior Dos Santos seems to have moved to Rio de Janeiro from Bahia in order to seek enhanced training from Nova Uniao Camp. However, he seems not the only individual benefiting from the change.
Ronny Markes is ready to make a comeback on 23rd of March to the Octagon, Natal Brazil versus Thiago Santos, who has trained at Nova Uniao along with Cigano for the upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship- Fight Night 38. At present his focus is to make a return to the league of winners after facing a defeat to Yoel Romero.
Talking about facing Cigano, Markes commented that he is a really strong contender and moves quite speedily, hence it was really important for him. He further added that he was helped thoroughly by Francimar Barroso, popularly called as Bodao, who is known for his clinch game. He assured that handling Marretas’ strength won’t be that difficult for him since he is training continuously with stronger men.
Right ahead of the 3rd round knockout defeat to Romero during November at the UFC Fight for the fight of the Troops 3, Markes was at 3-0. Marreta will now have a 2nd chance at the Octagon, post his promotional debut at UFC 163 versus Cezar Ferreira.
Commenting on Santos, Markes commented that he definitely has great movement and a decent striking game. He further stressed saying, no fight is an easy fight in UFC, but he is apprehensive about how he is going to do in the fight. He seems confident about his training session at the camp, and added that it is time for homework and then set out for fight.
Markes said that his better half Priscila, will be 8 months due as on 23rd of March along with it being their wedding anniversary. He also lost his dear pal Luiz de Franca and will be dedicating the match win to him.