Mike Lullo out of suburban Chicago is the latest addition to UFC 123. He is replacing the injured Darren Elkins to face Edson Barboza, and is on an eight-fight win streak. Lullo trains at Midwest Training Center where he has worked with Clay Guida, and is pictured above winning by gogoplata over Jeremy Castro in June.
There is one more thing you should know about Lullo:
He is my cousin, and full disclosure, I am incredibly proud of Mikey for getting one step closer to his dream. Cagewriter will be on hand to cover Lullo, "Rampage" Jackson, Lyoto Machida and all of the other fighters at UFC 123 next week.