Sunday, August 5, 2012

MacDonald Forced out of UFC 152 Bout with Penn due to Cut

Up-to-the-minute news about UFC 152, taking place September 22 in Toronto
The bout between BJ Penn and Rory MacDonald, scheduled for UFC 152 in Toronto, will have to wait for the moment, as UFC President Dana White revealed Saturday night that a cut suffered by MacDonald in sparring will force the Canadian out of the highly-anticipated matchup.

In a post on his Twitter feed, MacDonald revealed a picture of the cut over his right eye, which took 38 stitches to close. He expects to be back in late November.

Hamill Returns September 22, More Fights Added
updated August 3
Matt "The Hammer" Hamill has verbally agreed to make his UFC return against Canadian newcomer Roger "The Hulk" Hollett in a light heavyweight bout at UFC 152.

Three more matchups have been verbally agreed to for the event, which is headlined by the UFC's first-ever flyweight championship bout.

Two veterans coming off of wins, Dan Miller and and Sean "The Punisher" Pierson, will meet in a welterweight bout in Pierson's hometown.

Two of the most dynamic featherweight contenders in the world go head-to-head as Cub Swanson and Charles Oliveira meet in the Octagon. Both fighters are coming off scintillating performances as Swanson has knocked out his last two foes and Oliviera has submitted his last two.

On the heels of his UFC 149 Fight of the Night performance, Ontario's own Mitch Gagnon will take on Walel Watson in a bantamweight battle between exciting prospects.

More Bouts Announced for UFC 152
updated July 24
Fans in Toronto will get a treat in the 145-pound division as Jimy Hettes and Marcus Brimage will duke it out. The undefeated Hettes has quickly emerged as a featherweight prospect with his relentless offensive assault, but he will have his hands full dealing with the power of Brimage.

Plus, two exciting welterweights on win streaks will go head-to-head at UFC 152 as verbal agreements are in for Simeon "The Grin" Thoresen vs. Seth "The Polish Pistola" Baczynski.

Vinny Magalhaes Returns to the Octagon updated July 18
Riding a five-fight win streak, submission wizard Vinny Magalhaes has verbally agreed to make his UFC return at UFC 152 September 22nd against dangerous striker Igor "The Duke" Pokrajac in a light heavyweight bout.

Toronto Title Fight, Co-Main Confirmed for September updated July 13
The first-ever UFC flyweight world title fight goes down on September 22nd at UFC 152 in Toronto. The four man tournament, which began in March, will culminate with Joseph Benavidez taking on Demetrious Johnson in what is sure to be a memorable bout between two gifted fighters on a historic night.
Additionally, the co-main event has been verbally agreed to as top-ten middleweights "All-American" Brian Stann and brash Brit Michael "The Count" Bisping battle it out on Canadian soil to move closer to a title shot.

The Prodigy Returns Against Rory MacDonald
updated June 9
After hinting at retirement following his October 2011 loss to Nick Diaz, former two division UFC champion BJ Penn has found the motivation to continue his storied career in the form of Canadian phenom Rory MacDonald, who he has verbally agreed to face in a September 22nd bout in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. MacDonald, winner of three in a row, has also agreed to this intriguing matchup on the UFC 152 card. 

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