Daron CruickshankFollowing a memorable knockout in his last fight, former Ultimate Fighter competitor Daron Cruickshank will travel to John Makdessi’s backyard when the two lightweights face off at UFC 158 in Montreal.

UFC officials announced the fight on Friday.

Following a run on the 15th season of the Ultimate Fighter, Daron Cruickshank has picked up two wins in a row including his highlight reel knockout of Henry Martinez at UFC on Fox 5 in Seattle.

Now Cruickshank will face another dangerous striker when he heads to Montreal to face John Makdessi at UFC 158.

Makdessi fights in Montreal for the second straight fight after defeating fellow Canadian Sam Stout at UFC 154 last November.

The two lightweights face off in what is expected to be an undercard fight for the show headlined by UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre as he faces Nick Diaz in the main event.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Matt Brown Faces Jake Ellenberger at UFC 201 in Atlanta

  • 29 days ago
  • 9 views

Welterweight veterans Matt Brown and Jake Ellenberger have verbally agreed to meet at UFC 201. read news >>

Alex Caceres Replaces BJ Penn, Faces Cole Miller at UFC 199

  • 28 days ago
  • 14 views

Alex Caceres has stepped in to replace former lightweight champion BJ Penn against Cole Miller at UFC 199. read news >>

Former Champ Fabricio Werdum Faces Ben Rothwell at UFC 203

  • 25 days ago
  • 7 views

A mere two weeks after losing the heavyweight title, Fabricio Werdum already has his next fight booked. read news >>

Marcelo Tenorio Faces Askar Mozharov in Full Metal Dojo 10 Main Event

  • 21 days ago
  • 15 views

Full Metal Dojo 10 is set for Bangkok this Saturday night. It will be headlined by a match-up between two Thailand based light heavyweights. read news >>

Rose Namajunas Faces Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 201

  • 17 days ago
  • 33 views

An intriguing matchup between strawweight contenders Rose Namajunas and Karolina Kowalkiewicz has been added to the July 30, UFC 201 fight card in Atlanta. read news >>

Bellator 158 Fight Card Set, Michael Page Now Faces Evangelista Santos in London

  • 15 days ago
  • 26 views

Arguably England’s two top welterweights, Paul “Semtex” Daley (38-13-2) and Michael “Venom” Page (10-0) have each been assigned new opponents for the upcoming “Bellator 158: London” event. read news >>

Bellator 156 Gets New Co-Main Event, Fight Card Finalized

  • 14 days ago
  • 9 views

An injury to Bellator 158 competitor Josh Koscheck has paved the way for a new co-main event at Bellator 156: Galvao vs. Dantas 2, pitting Chidi Njokuani against Thiago Jambo. read news >>

Mike Arrant Replaces Injured Thiago Meller, Faces John Howard at WSOF 31

  • 9 days ago
  • 6 views

World Series of Fighting announced today that Thiago Meller has withdrawn from his scheduled welterweight contest against John Howard, who will now face Mike Arrant at WSOF 31. read news >>

Former Bellator Champ Will Brooks Signs with UFC, Faces Ross Pearson at TUF 23 Finale

  • 8 days ago
  • 28 views

Former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks has inked a deal with the UFC. read news >>

Will Brooks makes UFC debut on July 8

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 views

Highly-regarded lightweight Will Brooks will make his Octagon debut on Friday, July 8, as he faces Ross Pearson on the TUF 23 Finale card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. read news >>