Mark Godbeer Moving To Light Heavyweight For Next UFC Fight
British fighter Mark Godbeer will be making the move down to light heavyweight for his next fight under the UFC banner.
Godbeer (13-4) signed for the UFC back in Nov. 2016 and has since gone 2-2 with wins over Daniel Sptiz and Walt Harris bookended by losses to Justin Ledet and most recently Dmitriy Sosnovskiy back in March.
The former BAMMA heavyweight champion has weighed in at 238-pounds, 241.-5-pounds, 244-pounds, and 238-pounds since joining the UFC and will now be looking to make the move down to 205-pounds for the first time since 2011.
Godbeer’s manager informed MMANytt.com of Godbeer’s intention to move down to light heavyweight earlier today and indicated that his client was aiming to return to action in August.
The Brit last competed at UFC Fight Night 127 in London, England where he was defeated by Sosnovskiy via submission in the second round.
One of Godbeer’s former opponents in the UFC heavyweight division Justin Ledet will also be making the move down to 205-pounds later this summer when he takes on Austrian fighter Aleksandar Rakic at UFC Fight Night 134 in Hamburg, Germany.