Both struggling, Nate Marquardt and James Te Huna will look to turn things around at 185 pounds.
A former UFC middleweight title challenger, Marquardt has struggled since he became Strikeforce welterweight champion with a win over Tyron Woodley. The veteran has lost three in a row and could be fighting to keep his MMA career going on Saturday.
Te Huna began his UFC career with wins in five of his first six bouts, and he only lost to Alexander Gustafsson during that span. More recently, back-to-back knockout losses against Glover Teixeira and Mauricio Rua have caused the New Zealand-born fighter to seek new scenery.
Fight Night 43 headliners Nate Marquardt and James Te Huna are a combined 0-5 in their last 5 fights. Something's gotta give next week.— Bleacher Report MMA (@BR_MMA) June 19, 2014
While Marquardt and Te Huna have not been successful lately, the pair will headline a UFC fight card held in Auckland, New Zealand, this weekend. As the intriguing middleweight bout approaches, here is a closer look at how Marquardt and Te Huna match up in all areas.