Two of the fastest rising stars in the welterweight division will colide in March when Rory MacDonald returns to action against Che Mills. The Canadian native MacDonald will feel right at home in Montreal at UFC 145 when he welcome Mills to the Octagon in what will be the Englishman’s first bout in North America.
Originally scheduled to face Brian Ebersole this past weekend at UFC 140, MacDonald was forced out of the fight with an injury. “Ares” will try and build on the momentum of back-to-back wins over TUF 5 winner Nate Diaz and veteran grappler Mike Pyle. A training partner of Georges St. Pierre, MacDonald has been compared to the UFC welterweight king on multiple occasions and while he’s on the right path, it remains to be seen whether or not he can achieve the kind of succes of St. Pierre.
Mills made his UFC debut at UFC 138, quickly dispatching of TUF alumni Chris Cope with a barrage of knees and strikes. A veteran on the England fight scene, Mills holds notable victories over Marius Zaromskis, Jake Hecht, and Magomed Shikhshabekov.
News of the bout was first reported by MMAFighting.com.
The show is expected to take place March 24 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. The event marks the first time the company will be back in Montreal since UFC 124 back in December 2010.
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