Fresh off a stop in Canada the UFC already has designs on a return to the Great White North this March when the promotion travels to Montreal for UFC 145, an event still in the bare-bones stages with one exception – a welterweight bout between Rory MacDonald and Che Mills. Adding a layer of intrigue to the pairing, each man is in the midst of a winning streak and can also lay claim to a handful of impressive victories in the past.
The 22-year old Canadian, MacDonald, is viewed in similar light as 205-pound champion Jon Jones given his age and performances thus far, owning a 12-1 record with success against Mike Pyle and Nate Diaz. MacDonald’s only loss came as the result of a TKO in the waning moments of a bout with top contender Carlos Condit with the nod likely going his way had the final round expired.
Mills is a bit of a newcomer to the UFC but is well-known to knowledgeable fans based on his success in the UK. At 14-4, and with eleven finishes, Mills is 1-0 in the Octagon with a strike-based stoppage of Chris Cope at UFC 138 and also holds a pair of wins over Marius Zaromskis.
The March 24 match-up was first revealed by MMAFighting. No other bouts have been rumored for the card yet.
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