Hathaway vs. McCray In The Works For UFC Fight Night 24

McGee vs. McCray

McCray (left) battles McGee At "The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale"

A welterweight tilt between John Hathaway and Kris McCray is likely for UFC Fight Night 24 this March.

MMAWeekly.com was the first to report the match up.

Hathaway, who was considered one of the promotion’s top prospects throughout 2010, entered his last contest in the UFC with a perfect 14-0 record, but that did not stop Mike Pyle from putting an abrupt halt to the Brit’s rise through the 170 lb. division. Pyle did what Diego Sanchez, Paul Taylor, and 12 others could not, dominating Hathaway through all three rounds of their UFC 120 fight, earning a unanimous decision.

But the young British fighter is not alone, as his upcoming opponent is coming off a disappointing loss of his own. McCray, who had a very successful run on the last season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, finishing as the runner-up after coming back from a loss during the tournament when he was selected as a wild-card fighter. However, his loss to Court McGee at the season finale and his most recent loss, a submission defeat at the hands of Carlos Eduardo Rocha, has the 5-2 mixed martial artist’s back up against the wall.

UFC Fight Night 24 is set for March 26 in Seattle, Washington and features a light heavyweight bout between former champion Tito Ortiz, who looks to salvage his career against the talented Brazilian Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. A welterweight slugfest between Dan Hardy and Anthony Johnson will also be featured on the main card.

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