And now there are six, as in 6 scraps that will air live during April 21st’s “UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans” pay-per-view broadcast. On Thursday afternoon, the organization promoted the bantamweight brawl between Miguel Torres (Pictured) and Michael McDonald to the show’s main card.
Torres owns an impressive 40–4 professional mixed martial arts record and was last seen posting a unanimous decision over Nick Pace at UFC 139.
“Fighting on pay-per-view is special to me,” said Torres. “I would watch the big boxing cards with my father as a kid, and my father would well up with pride and emotion when guys like Julio Cesar Chavez fought.
“I’d never seen my father show so much emotion and I am proud to become an extension of that great Mexican fighting legacy in the UFC.”
McDonald has rattled off seven straight victories, with his most recent coming in a vicious knockout of Alex Soto this past November.
“I think Miguel Torres is definitely the most significant opponent I’ve ever faced on a business perspective,” McDonald stated. “Now it’s my chance to prove to myself that I can do what I think I can do on a huge PPV event.”
Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia will host the Octagon’s return to the Peach State.
Here is the card’s revised agenda:
(Facebook 7PM ET/4PM PT)
Maximo Blanco vs. Marcus Brimage
Keith Wisniewski vs. Chris Clements
(FX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Mac Danzig vs. Efrain Escudero
Anthony Njokuani vs. John Makdessi
Matt Brown vs. Stephen Thompson
Travis Browne vs. Chad Griggs
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Miguel Torres vs. Michael McDonald
Matt Wiman vs. Mark Bocek
Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin
Ben Rothwell vs. Brendan Schaub
Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills
Rashad Evans vs. Jon Jones (UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)