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Anthony Njokuani matched with John Makdessi at UFC 145

Fans in Montreal will have one of their own to cheer on when the UFC stops in town on March 24 for UFC 145, an event still lacking a headliner but featuring a slew of interesting undercard affairs including the recently announced match-up between Quebecer John Makdessi and fellow striker Anthony Njokuani. Both lightweights are coming off losses in their last outings and will no doubt be looking to impress come showtime.

The 155ers’ bout was confirmed through the UFC’s website.

Makdessi’s defeat to Dennis Hallman at UFC 140 was the first of the 26-year old’s career. Now 9-1, Makdessi will regroup and attempt to get back to the form seeing him come away victorious in his initial two Octagon appearances including a highlight reel Spinning Backfist knockout of Kyle Watson.

While Makdessi’s spot on the roster is likely safe regardless of outcome, WEC veteran Njokuani is not quite as fortunate having lost four of his last six fights. The 14-6 Muay Thai specialist was last seen at UFC 141 dropping a decision to Danny Castillo after picking apart Andre Winner in his previous pairing.

The UFC 145 lineup is also highlighted by fights such as Che Mills vs. Rory MacDonald, Mark Bocek vs. Matt Wiman, Efrain Escudero vs. Mac Danzig, and Ben Rothwell vs. Brendan Schaub.

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC

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