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Nate Marquardt to Debut for BAMMA in December, 'Interested' in Fighting Daley First

Nate Marquardt will make his BAMMA debut on Dec. 10, the organization announced on Wednesday.

The former UFC middleweight contender, who signed a multi-fight contract with the UK-based organization in July, will compete at BAMMA 8, which will be held at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. No opponent has been signed for his debut.

This will mark Marquardt's first fight since his release from the UFC in June after the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission ruled that his testosterone levels were too high to compete against Rick Story at UFC Live on Versus 4.

BAMMA 7 takes place this Saturday night in Birmingham, England, and chances are high that if Paul Daley beats Jordan Radev, "Semtex" will be the one to welcome Marquardt to BAMMA.

"I don't think it's any secret that Paul Daley is one of the bigger names here in the UK," Marquardt's manager Lex McMahon told MMAFighting.com on Thursday. "If he wins Saturday, that is a fight we would be interested in."

Speaking of BAMMA 7, the organization announced on Thursday that the card will air live outside the UK and Canada on Facebook. UK fans can watch the main card live on Syfy and Canadian fans can watch it live on The Fight Network. The event will be headlined by Frank Trigg vs. "Judo" Jim Wallhead.