Article

Torres vs. McDonald Added to UFC 145 - Six-Fight Main Card

UFC 145: JONES vs. EVANS NOW A SIX-FIGHT CARD
Miguel Torres vs Michael McDonald added to main card
One of the most anticipated UFC events of the year just got better. Emanating live from the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, GA, on April 21, UFC 145 will now be a special six-fight Pay-Per-View event.

The bantamweight collision between Miguel Torres and Michael McDonald - a classic crossroads fight, pitting a former world bantamweight champion against a 21-year-old young gun – will now be featured on the PPV portion of the card.

“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 said: “I think Miguel Torres is definitely the most significant opponent I've ever faced on a business perspective. 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.”

The full six-fight card now reads:
Lightweight Bout: Mark Bocek Vs Matt Wiman
Featherweight Bout: Mark Hominick Vs Eddie Yagin
Bantamweight Bout: Miguel Torres Vs Michael McDonald
Heavyweight Bout: Brendan Schaub Vs Ben Rothwell
Welterweight Bout: Rory MacDonald Vs Che Mills
UFC Light Heavyweight Title: Jon Jones Vs Rashad Evans



Saturday, April 26
10PM/7PM
ETPT
Baltimore, MD

Media

Recent
After the shocking turn of events in episode six of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3, Paula Sack sits down with the coaches from Team Wanderlei. New episodes post every Sunday night, exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.
19-Apr-2014
FOX UFC Saturday event at the Amway Center on April 19, 2014 in Orlando, Florida.
19-Apr-2014
Check in with jiu jitsu specialist and heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum as he trains for his bout with Travis Browne at UFC on FOX 11.
19-Apr-2014
Watch the official weigh-in for FOX UFC Saturday: Werdum vs. Browne.
18-Apr-2014