Former “Ultimate Fighter 11” cast mates Court McGee
Ring will reportedly square off in a middleweight bout at
MMAJunkie.com first reported the pairing on Tuesday afternoon. The
Canadian event takes place on July 21 at the Scotiabank Saddledome
and marks the promotion’s first-ever trip to Calgary, Alberta.
Featherweight champion Jose Aldo is
expected to headline UFC 149, but an opponent has not yet been
named for the Nova Uniao representative.
Ring earned a closely-contested majority decision over McGee in a
first-round matchup on “TUF 11,” but McGee would later return to
the show as a replacement when Rich
Attonito broke his hand. The two were set to rematch in the
quarterfinals, but Ring was forced to withdraw from the contest due
to an injured knee, and McGee went on to win the competition.
McGee recently had an eight-fight winning streak stopped when he
lost a unanimous decision to Constantinos
UFC on FX 2, his first setback since falling to Jeremy Horn in
2007. “The Crusher” was triumphant in his first three Octagon
appearances, taking victories over Kris McCray,
Jensen and Dongi Yang to
Ring suffered his first loss in 13 professional fights at UFC
135, falling to converted middleweight Tim Boetsch
via unanimous decision. A Calgary native, Ring defeated Riki Fukuda
Head in his first two outings with the UFC.