MacDonald announced the planned pairing during a Wednesday appearance on MMAJunkie Radio. Though the promotion has officially announced neither the fight nor the event, UFC 158 is expected to take place March 16 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
Following his unanimous decision victory over B.J. Penn this past Saturday at UFC on Fox 5, MacDonald requested a rematch with Condit during his post-fight interview. On Tuesday, Fuel TV’s “UFC Tonight” reported that “The Natural Born Killer” had accepted the Canadian’s challenge, though no specifics were released regarding where or when the bout might go down.
Regarded by many as the heir apparent to reigning UFC welterweight titlist and Tristar teammate Georges St. Pierre, MacDonald suffered his lone loss to Condit in June 2010, when the New Mexican rallied in the third round to stop the prospect with just seven seconds remaining in a bout that many felt MacDonald was winning through the first two frames. Since that UFC 115 setback, MacDonald has won four straight fights, most recently using his size, reach and athleticism to batter former two-division champion Penn at the Key Arena in Seattle.
Condit, meanwhile, rattled off three consecutive wins following his come-from-behind technical knockout of MacDonald, knocking out Dan Hardy and Dong Hyun Kim before taking a contentious unanimous decision from Nick Diaz to win the UFC interim welterweight title this past February. Nine months later, the Jackson’s MMA representative faced returning champion St. Pierre in an attempt to unify the titles, coming up short on the judges’ scorecards despite flooring “Rush” in the third round with a high kick.view original article >>
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