UFC 145 PPV Gets Sixth Bout: Torres vs. McDonald


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit
Miguel Torres

Miguel Torres

The UFC is constantly tweaking its approach on everything, from fight cards to production to promotion and more. Their latest move is to add a sixth bout to the UFC 145 main card on pay-per-view.

Already headlined by the UFC light heavyweight title bout between champion Jon Jones and challenger Rashad Evans, the Atlanta fight card just went one better with the addition of one of the promotion’s top veteran bantamweights in Miguel Torres against one of the division’s top up-and-comers in Michael McDonald.

“Fighting on pay-per-view is special to me,” said Torres. “I would watch the big boxing cards with my father as a kid, and my father would well up with pride and emotion when guys like Julio Cesar Chavez fought. I’d never seen my father show so much emotion and I am proud to become an extension of that great Mexican fighting legacy in the UFC.”

McDonald was just as excited about the promotion to the main card as Torres, knowing that he’s got one of the toughest fights of his career before him.

“I think Miguel Torres is definitely the most significant opponent I’ve ever faced on a business perspective,” said McDonald. “Now it’s my chance to prove to myself that I can do what I think I can do on a huge pay-per-view event.”

UFC 145 takes place on April 21 at Phillips Arena in Atlanta.

For more UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>

Related News

  • 14 days ago
  • 20 views

Minus the main event, a brief look at the each bout and analysis of what to expect for a card that looks to deliver the goods despite its lack of big names for UFN: Cerrone vs. Miller in New Jersey. If I'm not doing the Q & A format, I'll often try something else, but today it's as bare bones as it gets. It's a busy week, and I'll be tinkering with the preview format in the future. In the meantime, odds are listed respective to the listed fighter: so Barboza is -240, Story -280, and so forth. Al more

  • 14 days ago
  • 57 views

MMA Fighting has UFC Fight Night 45 results for the Cerrone vs. Miller fight card July 16, live blogs of the main card, and live UFC Fight Night 45 twitter updates.In the main event, Donald Cerrone will square off against Jim Miller. Edson Barboza is slated to face Evan Dunham in the co-main event.Check out the UFC Fight Night 45 results below.Main card (FOX Sports 1 at 9 p.m. ET)Donald Cerrone vs. Jim MillerEdson Barboza vs. Evan DunhamRick Story vs. Leonardo MafraJustin Salas vs. Joe ProctorJo more

  • 13 days ago
  • 49 views

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – This is the UFC Fight Night 45 main card live blog for the UFC Fight Night 45 event at the Revel Casino in Altantic City.There will be six fights on the UFC Fight Night 45 main card. Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller, Edson Barboza vs. Evan Dunham, Rick Story vs. Leonardo Mafra, Justin Salas vs. Joe Proctor, John Lineker vs. Alptekin Ozkilic, and Lucas Martins vs. Alex White will be featured on the main card.Check out the UFC Fight Night 45 main card live blog below. More Cover more

  • 5 days ago
  • 45 views

One bout removed from a narrow loss to Johny Hendricks, Robbie Lawler is back in the running for a shot at the welterweight championship. With a 4-1 record since returning to the UFC roster, Lawler will earn a rematch with Hendricks should he defeat Matt Brown on Saturday.
Although he is an underdog heading into UFC on Fox 12, Brown has been on a roll and is deserving of this big opportunity. The Immortal has won seven in a row, most recently stopping Erick Silva in May.
In addition to the welte more

  • 28 days ago
  • 50 views

On a weekend defined by back-to-back UFC fight nights, World Series of Fighting 11 quietly makes the bold leap to network TV, debuting this Saturday on NBC.
Headlined by the sure-to-be-exciting lightweight title fight between Justin Gaethje and Nick Newell, the promotion is putting its best foot forward for its biggest card to date. The main event isn't the only fight to look forward to, though, as it is backed up by not one, not two, but three likely top-contender bouts.
Pablo Alfonso and Cody more

  • 27 days ago
  • 49 views

UFC 175 hits Las Vegas on Saturday with two championship fights.
UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman defends his title for the second time in his career, and it will be Lyoto Machida challenging him in the main event.
In the co-main event, Ronda Rousey defends her bantamweight crown against jiu-jitsu ace Alexis Davis.
Who should you put a little money on? This article is here to help you make a more informed decision by laying out the pre-fight odds for you. It will help you identify the val more

  • 26 days ago
  • 17 views

LAS VEGAS – Russell Doane realizes his position opening the UFC 175 pay-per-view main card against Marcus Brimage is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. To make the most of that opportunity, Doane “changed everything up.”Filed under: News, UFC more

  • 25 days ago
  • 31 views

For Chris Weidman, the UFC 175 main event against Lyoto Machida presents an opportunity to begin his era.
It wasn't enough for Weidman to win the title while remaining undefeated; he had to enter a second bout with Anderson Silva as the underdog champ.
Weidman is still undefeated and can finally emerge from Silva's shadow into the spotlight. On Saturday night, he meets one of the sport's most dangerous strikers in Machida, a man on a mission to become just the third fighter in history to win a t more

  • 16 days ago
  • 39 views

The UFC hits television screens for the 25th time in 2014 on Wednesday, July 16. UFC Fight Night 45 will take place in Atlantic City, with lightweights Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller headlining the action.
Prior to the action, we will take a look at the betting odds for the main card and attempt to help you make more informed decisions. Where is the value with UFC Fight Night 45? We will find out.
The main card will feature six bouts in total. It will get underway at 9 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.
Th more