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Former WEC champ Marshall to return to Lemoore

Former WEC light-heavyweight champion Doug "Rhino" Marshall will return on Friday, July 18 to Lemoore, California, where he began his mixed martial arts career in 2003.

Marshall (7-3) will fight Mavrick Harvey (8-4-1) in the main event of Palace Fighting Championship (PFC) 9 "Return of The Rhino" at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino.

The PFC debuted in January 2007 to fill the void in Lemoore left by Zuffa's purchase and subsequent move of the WEC to Las Vegas. Fighters that weren't signed by Zuffa during the sale continued with the PFC.

Marshall, who is still under contract with the WEC, captured the WEC title in August 2006 and held the belt until a knockout loss to U.S. Marine Brian Stann at WEC 33 last March.

PFC 9: Return of the Rhino
Friday, July 18, 2008
Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, CA

205 lbs. | Doug "The Rhino" Marshall vs. Mavrick Harvey
205 lbs. | Jorge Oliveira vs. Glover Texeira (Title Bout)
170 lbs. | Morris Aldaco vs. Bryan Travers (Title Bout)
265 lbs. | Jake O'Brien vs. Jeromy Freitag
185 lbs. | Jamie Jara vs. Marcus Gaines
205 lbs. | Ricardo Barros vs. TBA
170 lbs. | Mickey Martinez vs. Jack Morrison
155 lbs. | Jeremy Luchau vs. Juan Lopez
155 lbs. | Dominique Robinson vs. Chuck Kim
125 lbs. | Ulysses Gomez vs. Andrew Martinez
155 lbs. | Darren Crisp Jr. vs. TBA
170 lbs. | Joey Cabasez vs. TBA