MacDonald and Doerksen to Rematch in April


Jason MacDonald submits Joe Doerksen with a rear naked choke at UCW 3. Photo courtesy of Team MacDonald.

Middleweights Jason MacDonald and Joe Doerksen may fight each other for the second time when the UFC ventures into Canada for the first time in history on April 19th.

The news comes from a report by RDS which quotes TKO President Stephane Patry stating that the fight will happen. We haven’t been able to confirm the fight with MacDonald or our partner site, Rogers Sportsnet as of yet.

MacDonald and Doerksen met before in the main event of UCW 3: Caged Inferno in October 2005. The two went back and forth over four rounds before MacDonald was finally able to submit Doerksen with a rear naked choke with only 23 seconds left in the round.

Since then they have each gone on to win seven more bouts each. Doerksen failed at an opporunity to win the WEC middleweight belt when he was stopped by Paulo Filho this past summer and was then upset by Ed Herman at UFC 78. MacDonald is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Yushin Okami at UFC 77.

Patry also stated in the article that Patrick Cote and Sam Stout will most likely fight at the event as well pending the outcome of their upcoming fights.

Touch of gloves to our friends at MMA Junkie for the find.

Update 5:30 PM: The Fight Network has confirmed the fight with Joe Doerksen. Thanks to reader “mmaanalyst” for the heads-up.

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