The fight announcements just keep rolling out today, as the UFC has revealed that welterweights Rory MacDonald and Brian Ebersole have been matched up for the impending UFC 140 fight card.
So much for Ebersole’s wish to take on the veterans in the division.
At just 22-years-old, Rory MacDonald is one of the welterweight division’s most promising young prospects. A training partner to welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre, MacDonald has been nothing but impressive since losing via TKO to Carlos Condit back in June of 2010 in a bout that, up until that point, he had been dominating. Since then, he’s taken out respected fighters Nate Diaz and Mike Pyle in convincing fashion, making it look like the sky’s the limit for the young Canadian.
A veteran of over fifty professional MMA fights, Brian Ebersole is finally reaching prominence, having competed in two high-profile UFC fights against fellow decorated veterans Chris Lytle and Dennis Hallman. Stepping in for an injured Carlos Condit against Lytle this past February on short notice, Ebersole managed to take home a decision victory and a Fight of the Night bonus over Lights Out. From there, he took out a manty-clad Dennis Hallman via first round TKO at UFC 133 this past August, earning another bonus for getting Hallman’s revealing fightwear off of TV.
UFC 140 is expected to take place on December 10 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.