New England Cartel's Brendon Marotte Set to Make UFC Debut

October 12, 2023

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Brendon Marotte, a promising prospect from the New England Cartel, is set to make his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut on short notice. He will replace Chris Duncan and face Terrance McKinney as part of the UFC Fight Night 230 undercard this Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Marotte, a 26-year-old fighter mentored by Tyson Chartier, enters the Octagon with a three-fight winning streak.

"Brendon is one of the most competitive fighters I’ve ever been around, whether it’s practice or a fight. He’s always looking to win each time," said Chartier in an interview with The Eagle-Tribune. "He brings an intensity to each scramble and drill that can’t be taught."

With an 8-1 record, Marotte has spent his entire nine-fight career on the northeast regional scene, competing in the Combat Zone and CES MMA organizations. His only loss came in April 2019 against Adli Edwards. Marotte's most recent victory was at Combat Zone 81, where he defeated Lionel Young with a first-round rear-naked choke on August 26.

"I’m not in this game just to say I made it to the UFC," Marotte stated. "I’m going in to fight the best, beat the best and ensure that my name goes down in history. It’s not about martial arts for me; it’s about proving that I can beat any man that stands in front of me and that I am simply the best, most violent and most entertaining fighter there ever will be."

Marotte recognizes the importance of training alongside accomplished stablemates Calvin Kattar and Rob Font, who have both headlined UFC events.

"Training with young, hungry and like-minded pros that all have the same goal keeps the work competitive and high quality," Marotte emphasized. "Working with two guys that are high up in the UFC shows you that you’re with the right people and shows the work it takes to be at that level of the UFC."

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