New fights added to UFC 145 card in Atlanta
Montreal's loss is Atlanta's gain...
Verbal agreements are in for a thrilling battle between bantamweights this spring. "What may be the hottest prospect in the 135-pound division takes on one of the all-time greats when Michael McDonald meets former WEC champion Miguel Torres at UFC 145 in Atlanta," said UFC president Dana White.
Also at that event, former Strikeforce fighter Maximo Blanco will make his featherweight debut against last season's Ultimate Fighter contestant Marcus Brimage. Both athletes possess a powerful striking style and have verbally agreed to the bout. Additionally, seven bouts that had been set to take place on the Montreal fight card have been shifted to the Atlanta event.
Verbal agreements remain in place for the following matchups at the new venue:
Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills - welterweight
Brendan Schaub vs. Ben Rothwell - heavyweight
Mark Bocek vs. Matt Wiman - lightweight
Travis Browne vs. Chad Griggs - heavyweight
John Makdessi vs. Anthony Njokuani - lightweight
Mac Danzig vs. Efrain Escudero - lightweight
Keith Wisniewski vs. Chris Clements - welterweight
A main event is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Also on the card--Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin in a featherweight bout.