Tamdan "The Barn Cat" McCrory beat Josh Samman by submission in the third round at UFC Orlando on Saturday. McCrory used a triangle choke to force the submission. The fight was the Binghamton resident's first fight with UFC since 2009.
McCrory was making waves on the Bellator circuit over the last year, with two thrilling decisive victories. However, on a three-fight contract, he was anticipating a shot at the vacant middleweight title, but negotiations fell apart and he left Bellator for a return to UFC.
The victory over Samman improves McCrory's overall MMA record to 14-3 and his UFC record to 4-3.