JACK Marshman returned to winning ways at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow last night when he became the first Welshman to fight on a UFC main card, writes Jason Batty.

The Abertillery ace clinched a unanimous points victory over Canadian Ryan Janes to claim a second success in his third Ultimate Fighting Championship outing.

After beating Magnus Cedenblad on debut, Marshman was stopped by Thiago Santos in February, so getting back on track at UFC Fight Night 113 was a must for the Welshman.

Tillery Combat fighter Marshman had spent several weeks in the build-up to this fight at the Jackson Wink Academy in Albuquerque, sparring and training with some the best mixed martial artists on the planet in preparation for his third UFC bout in just eight months.

Marshman stalked and dominated his taller opponent throughout the first round by creating openings with his superior footwork and head movement.

The longer reach of Janes made it difficult for Marshman for the three rounds, however, he did find a home for a lead left uppercut and a flush over-hand right in the first.

But the Canadian appeared to take the heavy shots well and fired back by landing a couple of shots himself.

Having never been knocked out, Janes proved to be a very durable competitor as the more aggressive Marshman continued to push the pace, landing a solid combination in the second.

After the exchange, Janes, a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt looked to take the fight to the floor by tying Marshman up against the fence.

Marshman snuffed the takedown attempt and landed a solid elbow in the clinch.

The fighters were more evenly matched in the third, both successful in landing some heavy shots, but the Canadian seemed to edge the round as Marshman began to tire.

There are no easy fights in a UFC middleweight division enriched with talent and Marshman went on to win the contest by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Also on the undercard there was a win for Marshman’s fellow countryman Brett Johns, who took on short-notice opponent Albert Morales.

The undefeated Welshman (14-0) was taken the distance but had a sizeable lead on the judges' scorecards to pick up his second UFC win.