John Makdessi isn’t short on confidence and believes he possesses the skills to control wherever the fight goes.
“I believe I’m a true fighter who can take the most punishment and who can give out the most punishment,” said Makdessi. “I’m looking to excite; I’m looking to dominate.”
He will get a chance to showcase his talent against Brazil’s Renee Forte.
Makdessi has been with the UFC for three years and is 4-2. He’s currently riding two decision wins and fights almost entirely from Canada.
Forte switched to lightweight this year and grabbed his first UFC win. He earned the decision from Terry Etim in February.
They meet on the prelims of UFC 165. It’s from the Air Canada Centre this Saturday, September 21.