Former “Ultimate Fighter 11” cast mates Court McGee and Nick Ring will reportedly square off in a middleweight bout at UFC 149.

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 >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

After UFC-debut win, 'TUF 24' semifinalist Alexandre Pantoja ready for top-10 opponent like Benavidez

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

DENVER – After getting the split-call nod over “TUF 24” castmate Eric Shelton at UFC on FOX 23, Alexandre Pantoja said his experience has earned him a “good and experienced” opponent like, say, forme read news >>

UFC President Dana White on 'TUF 8' winner: 'Bellator is a good place for Ryan Bader'

  • 23 days ago
  • 241 views

HOUSTON – The most tenured light heavyweight fighter in UFC history officially will be taking his talents elsewhere. Filed under: Bellator, News, UFC read news >>

Report: Fabricio Werdum-Ben Rothwell will join champ Stipe Miocic vs. Junior Dos Santos at UFC 211

  • 19 days ago
  • 5 views

Everything’s bigger in Texas, they say. So the UFC’s return to the “Lone Star State” in May looks like it will have plenty of big men on the top of the bill. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Watch Tim Boetsch's Win Over Nick Ring from 2011 (UFC 208 Free Fight) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago
  • 4 views

Watch Tim Boetsch's UFC 135 win over Nick Rick from September 2011. Boetsch faces third-ranked Jacare Souza on the UFC 208 main card on Saturday. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 104: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

  • 24 days ago
  • 39 views

Guess who's back, back again? No, it's not Eminem. "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung is back! The former featherweight title contender returns from his mandatory military service to headline the UFC read news >>

Ali Motamed to Face Rocky Lee at Full Metal Dojo 13 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC and TUF alumni Rocky Lee returns to action at Full Metal Dojo 13 in Bangkok next month. The Taiwanese featherweight has been handed a tough assignment. read news >>

UFC 208 Holm vs. De Randamie: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

  • 16 days ago
  • 9 views

UFC 208 is almost upon us, and the event is, quite simply, weird. In some ways, this can be looked at as an "old guard vs. new breed" card, filled with fights like Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson, G read news >>

UFC Fight Night 105 Predictions: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Picks

  • 9 days ago
  • 34 views

From the frozen harbor of Halifax, Nova Scotia, it's UFC Fight Night 105. A rare Sunday fight card, UFC brass presumably saw an open space between Monday's federal holiday and Saturday's Bellator-Fed read news >>

Report: New Yorker Desmond Green signs with UFC, fights Josh Emmett at UFC 210 in Buffalo

  • 6 days ago
  • 12 views

A former Titan FC champion is heading to the UFC, and he’ll get to make his promotional debut in front of his home state fans. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC champ Cody Garbrandt content coaching 'TUF 25' against a 'generic version of Dominick Cruz'

  • 2 days ago
  • 13 views

UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt didn’t get the fight he expected, but he said he’s perfectly content coaching with the one he’s got.Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>