With just eight days until showtime, it has finally been announced that a middleweight bout between Jason MacDonald and John Salter will complete the roster for “UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun II.”
The most controversial decision rendered in 2009 will hopefully come to a resolution on May 8th. The event takes place inside the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada and will be headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida.
The pair initially met in a hard-fought battle at UFC 104 this past October. Although the champ was awarded a 48-47 score from all three judges sitting Octagon-side, most, if not all, of the fans inside Staples Center in Los Angeles believed Machida got away with highway robbery.
The verdict was so questionable, it prompted UFC president Dana White to schedule an immediate mulligan.
In addition, Josh Koscheck will face Paul Daley in a pivotal welterweight affair. It was reported yesterday that the victor will be assigned coaching duties on the 12th season of “The Ultimate Fighter” opposite champion Georges St-Pierre. In essence, the Kos and Daley scrap appears to be a 170-pound top contender bout.
Here is the compete UFC 113 lineup:
Jason MacDonald vs. John Salter
Yoshiyuki Yoshida vs. Mike Guymon
Joey Beltran vs. Tim Hague
TJ Grant vs. Johny Hendricks
Marcus Davis vs. Jonathan Goulet
Tim Credeur vs. Tom Lawlor
Patrick Cote vs. Alan Belcher
Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson vs. Matt Mitrione
Sam Stout vs. Jeremy Stephens
Josh Koscheck vs. Paul Daley
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Lyoto Machida (UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)