John Makdessi was prepared to go for 15 minutes with Renee Forte at UFC 165. One good punch two minutes in and Makdessi took this third straight UFC win.
“In my head, I pictured it more of a war,” said Makdessi to MMA Fighting. “I respect him. I’ve seen his fights and he comes out strong. Coming from a heavier division, I trained hard for this guy. I was surprised he fell. I was anticipating a counter.”
When the UFC visits Canada, Makdessi is usually called upon. He’s fought six of his last seven fights out of the country and was coming off decision wins.
Forte is 1-2 for the UFC, with both defeats by stoppage. Earlier in the year he won his lightweight debut.
UFC 165 was September 21 and came from the Air Canada Centre. For complete results, click here.