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 Philippou at 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, Ryan Jensen and Dongi Yang to begin his UFC career.
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 and James Head in his first two outings with the UFC.view original article >>
At long last, the Season 23 winner of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Tatiana Suarez, will return to the octagon this fall. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Sage Northcutt is scheduled to fight for the first time this year and will do so at lightweight.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta are officially out of the mixed martial arts business. The Fertitta brothers, who last year sold off a majority stake in the UFC for more than $4 billion to a conglomerate read news >>
Lauren Mueller had only three pro bouts when she got the call for Dana White’s Contender Series. But that doesn’t takes from her confidence.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
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Tim Hague died in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on June 18. He was 34 years old. The cause of death was brain injury sustained during a boxing match in the city two days before. It was the fourth profess read news >>
Lauren Murphy, a former Invicta FC bantamweight champion with four UFC fights to her name, didn’t feel like an MMA veteran earlier this year. Then she joined the cast of The Ultimate Fighter and ever read news >>
Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, who bought the UFC for $2 million in 2001 before selling it for $4 billion in 2016, have “fully divested” in the MMA promotion. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
The UFC’s return to the “Land Down Under” has another fight ticketed for the card between a pair of Aussies who used to train together.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
After nearly a month off surrounding the boxing super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, the UFC is back with UFC Fight Night 115 in Rotterdam. The trip to the Netherlands, fittingly, read news >>