Marcelo Rojo

Marcelo Rojo talks upcoming UFC Orlando fight and training at Glory MMA

Marcelo Rojo has made some major changes ahead of his upcoming fight at UFC Orlando on Dec. 3.

Rojo is a teammate of former undisputed UFC flyweight champion and current interim flyweight champ Brandon Moreno and Rojo’s friendship with Moreno has lead to those changes.

For starters, Rojo, who is from Argentina, moved to Las Vegas to train with Moreno and train at the UFC performance Institute in Las Vegas.

Recently, Moreno made a slight change to his training and when its time for training camp, he goes out to Missouri to train at Glory MMA under head coach James Krause.

Right after joining Glory MMA, Moreno went on to TKO Kai Kara-France and win his interim title and to up a fourth fight with current champ and rival Deiveson Figueiredo.

After seeing his friend’s having success at Glory MMA, Rojo decided he was going to make the move as well.

Currently, Rojo is finishing his first training camp with Krause and the team at Glory MMA and he can already see a major difference in his fighting style as he feels that he is becoming very well rounded and he is expecting this to be the best version of himself to date.

The move has come at a big part of his career as he currently 0-2 in the UFC.

Despite being 0-2, Rojo still feels confident in his matchup with Francis Marshall due to his experience.

Rojo has 25 professional fights on his record and plenty of others that haven’t been documented. Meanwhile, Marshall is 6-0 in his career and will be making his UFC debut in their Dec. 3 matchup.

Due to the big experience factor, Rojo feels Marshall can’t throw anything at him he hasn’t seen before and he will look to capitalize on Marshall’s inexperience.

Prior to the fight, Rojo talked to MyMMANews about his matchup with Marshall, his move to Glory MMA and being teammates with Moreno.

You can watch his full interview in the video above.

A full list of fights scheduled for UFC Orlando are listed below:
Stephen Thompson vs. Kevin Holland
Tai Tuivasa vs. Sergei Pavlovich
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Bryan Barberena
Derek Brunson vs. Jack Hermansson
Angela Hill vs. Emily Ducote
Natan Levy vs. Genaro Valdez
Darren Elkins vs. Jonathan Pearce
Amanda Ribas vs. Tracy Cortez
Michael Johnson vs. Marc Diakiese
Marcelo Rojo vs. Francis Marshall
Clay Guida vs. Scott Holtzman
Eryk Anders vs. Kyle Daukaus
Matheus Nicolau vs. Matt Schnell

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John Eric Poli