There comes a point in every fighter’s career where leaving the nest and gaining your wings to achieve your potential at its peak becomes a choice too heavy to bear without the assistance of trusted hands working behind the scenes. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a ram of altitude ready to put lightweights under his heavy hooves as the latest graduate of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series seventh season to put pen to paper with the UFC. A professional mixed martial artist since June 2021 and representing Factory X, Marquel Mederos holds an 8-1 record in nine overall bouts comprised of six knockouts and two decisions. Mederos secured his contract from the UFC on the final episode of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series season seven in 2023 and has fought for several other organizations over the course of his career as a professional MMA fighter including Fury Fighting Championship and Fighting Alliance Championship.
In his MMA debut at Fury FC 47, he faced Jonathon Moskowitz and knocked him out in the second round. Mederos defeated Chris Sherley Rios via TKO in round two at Fury FC 51. Then at Fury FC 62, he knocked out Ben Lugo in the first round. Mederos defeated Darren Whitney at Fury FC 69 via unanimous decision. He defeated Tracy Reeder via technical knockout in the third round in the main event of FAC 18. Mederos defeated Mike Murphy at Fury FC 77 via unanimous decision to earn his second decision win as a professional. He defeated Justice Lamprez via technical knockout in round one at Fury FC 80.
In the finale of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series season seven, Mederos defeated Issa Isakov via TKO in the first round. The victory secured Mederos the sixth knockout win of his professional career in addition to a contract with the UFC in the process. Eternal winter awaits those who duel Mederos in a frozen state of compromise, so do not fall into a cold coffin!