In Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 89 main event in Ottawa, Canada, hometown hero and and second-ranked welterweight Rory MacDonald is up against fifth-ranked Stephen Thompson.
MacDonald (18-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) lost, last time out at UFC 189, against Robbie Lawler for the UFC Welterweight Championship via a technical knockout in round five in what was the ‘Fight of the Year’ for 2015.
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He will be up against an in-form Thompson (12-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC), who knocked out ex-titleholder Johny Hendricks in February for his sixth straight win.
Another interesting matchup on Saturday’s main card is between former lightweight title challenger Donald Cerrone (29-7 MMA, 16-4 UFC) and veteran Canadian, Patrick Cote (23-9 MMA, 10-9 UFC), who has won six of his last seven fights.
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UFC Fight Night 89 MAIN CARD:
Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson
Donald Cerrone vs. Patrick Cote
Steve Bosse vs. Sean O’Connell
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Thibault Gouti
Joanne Calderwood vs. Valerie Letourneau
Jason Saggo vs. Leandro Silva
Misha Cirkunov vs. Ion Cutelaba
Krzysztof Jotko vs. Tamdan McCrory
Chris Beal vs. Joe Soto
Sam Alvey vs. Elias Theodorou
Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger vs. Randa Markos
Colby Covington vs. Jonathan Meunier
Ali Bagautinov vs. Geane Herrera