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Francis Marshall talks upcoming fight and rebounding from first loss

Francis Marshall finds himself in new territory ahead of his upcoming fight at UFC Vegas 78.

In April, Marshall fought William Gomez at UFC Vegas 71 and after 15 minutes of back-and-forth action, Marshall would come up on the losing end of a split decision.

That loss marked the first loss of Marshall’s career and now he’s looking to come back better than ever. In fact, Marshall knows that he had the right game plan in his loss, but he just got off to a slow start and ran out of time on the clock.

Since the loss, Marshall has been working hard everyday alongside of his longtime coach and former UFC fighter Kurt Pellegrino and Marshall feels like he’s gotten back to what got him into the UFC.

Everyday, Marshall goes for his long runs, hits the gym for his training sessions and he also is still serving his hometown in New Jersey as a firefighter.

Now on Aug. 12 at UFC Vegas 78, Marshall will share the octagon with Isaac Dulgarian in a battle of two young and talented fighters and Marshall is planning to leave the UFC Apex with another win.

His opponent is tough as Dulgarian is currently undefeated with a 5-0 record with all five of his wins coming inside of the FAC promotion which is based out of Missouri.

Marshall will have the experience advantage as he’s had eight fights and Dulgarian is entering his third UFC bout.

Marshall is humble and isn’t reading too far into anything, but he is expecting the best version of Dulgarian and he’s feels that matchup favors his style.

Prior to the fight, Marshall discusses his upcoming UFC Vegas 78 matchup with Dulgarian, what its like coming off his first career loss and recently training with former UFC lightweight champion and fellow New Jersey native Frankie Edgar.

You can hear everything Marshall had to say by watching his full interview in the video above.

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