C.B. Dollaway moving up to light heavyweight, meets Francimar Barroso at UFC 203 in Cleveland

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Following a three-fight losing skid in the middleweight division, C.B. Dollaway is making a move up in weight. According to a report from Globo in Brazil, Dollaway will take on Francimar Barroso at UFC 203 in Cleveland on Sept. 10 at 205 lbs.

Dollaway entered the UFC in 2008 out of the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter. He was the runner-up on that season, and since then has had varying degrees of success inside the Octagon. After his loss to Amir Sadollah on TUF, he won five of six fights before dropping consecutive bouts in 2011. A more impressive 4-1 run got him into a fight with Lyoto Machida in December of 2014, which ended poorly for him as he suffered a body kick TKO in the first round. That was followed by a decision loss to now-champ Michael Bisping and a surprising KO loss to the faltering Nate Marquardt at UFC on Fox 17 last December.

He’ll try to halt that skid against Barroso, who himself hopes to get back into the win column. The 36-year-old Brazilian won three of his first four fights in the UFC before getting submitted by Nikita Krylov in his most recent outing in May.

UFC 203 hits the Quicken Loans Arena in the organization’s first trip to the city, headlined by hometown hero and UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic as he defends his title against Alistair Overeem.

[Photo (c) Reinhold Matay via USA Today Sports]

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