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GFL preview: UFC vets Tim Hague and Kalib Starnes battle, plus the return of Julian Lane

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“Let Me Bang, Bro!”

You officially have permission to bang, Julian Lane.

The Ultimate Fighter veteran (TUF) steps into the cage this weekend on, looking to halt a three fight losing streak and return to the win column.

Lane isn’t the only noteworthy fighter set to battle on GFL this weekend, as several UFC veterans are scheduled for fights on the regional scene all across the world over the next two days.

Once again, as a gift to MMAmania readers, GFL is offering 20% off any event, using the exclusive coupon code “GFLMania.” Without further ado, let’s take a look at the top five fights to watch on GFL this week.

5. Julian Lane vs. Antonio Castillo Jr. – IT Fight Series 43

While I wouldn’t exactly deem this fight as “great,” it does give us the opportunity to reminisce Julian Lane’s psychotic meltdown during his stint on TUF, and that has to be worth something right?

Ironically, Lane’s TUF castmate, Mike Hill also fights on GFL this weekend at XFFC 9.

Lane was once a promising prospect in MMA, and after earning the CES title and defending it in early 2015, many believed “NightTrain” could be destined for Bellator.

Instead, the heavy-handed Lightweight found himself on the wrong end of three straight losses, and will need to defeat Antonio Castillo Jr. on short notice in order to salvage what’s left of his career.

As for Castillo, the Ohio native recently had his five fight winning streak snapped via a knockout loss, so it will be interesting to see if he can rebound on Saturday night.

4. Rico DiSciullo vs. Jake Constant – CES 35

This Bantamweight rematch is all about Rico DiSciullo.

The undefeated Bellator veteran has already won two fights in the organization, and yet he has returned to the regional scene in ….View full article

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