According to MMAMania.com, hard-charging welterweights Rory MacDonald and Matt Brown will likely be squaring off somewhere on the upcoming UFC 123 fight card. The event and all bouts connected to it have yet to be officially confirmed.
Matt “The Immortal” Brown currently sports an 11-9 overall professional mixed martial arts record having gone 4-3 in the UFC. Brown gained notoriety during his stint on the seventh season of the Spike TV-aired reality show The Ultimate Fighter. Though he did not win the show’s vaunted six-figure contract, Brown would earn a shot back in the UFC. He has posted wins against Matt Arroyo, Ryan Thomas, Pete Sell and James Wilks but has come up short against the likes of Dong Hyun Kim, Ricardo Almeida and Chris Lytle. Brown is currently on a two-fight losing streak, coming off of losses against Almeida and Lytle, respectively.
Young Canadian prospect Rory MacDonald garnered much praise and hype after posting a nine-fight win streak without a single of those bouts making it to the judges’ scorecards. Fighting out of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, MacDonald impressed MMA fans and spectators again when he made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 20: Maynard vs. Diaz this past January when he tapped out Mike Guymon in the first round of their fight. MacDonald tasted defeat, however, when he took on former WEC welterweight champ Carlos Condit this June at UFC 115, succumbing to the accumulated damage of Condit’s punches in the third round to lose by TKO.
No location or venue has been announced by the UFC as of yet but UFC 123 is expected to take place this November 20th and will likely feature a bout between former UFC light heavyweight champions Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.