Jesse Bongfeldt replaces injured Jason MacDonald at UFC 124
Jason MacDonald will have to wait a little longer to make his return to the Octagon as an undisclosed training injury has forced him out of a Middleweight bout against Rafael Natal at UFC 124 on December 11. Natal’s management group, Dominance MMA has announced that Lethbridge, Alberta native Jesse “Water” Bongfeldt who now trains out of Kenora, Ontario will replace MacDonald in the MW contest. Bongfeldt enters the UFC on a seven fight win streak and with a record of 21-6, Bongfeldt has never seen one of his fights go to the judges scorecards.
Bongfeldt is the former TKO Welterweight and RITC Middleweight Champion and has won twelve of his last thirteen contests with the lone defeat coming at the hands UFC veteran Jonathan Goulet. Included in his current seven fight win streak is win over current UFC Welterweight TJ Grant in 2008 in which he defended his TKO Welterweight Title. Bongfeldt has not fought since September of 2009 when he earned a quick submission victory of Canadian journeyman Nolan Clarke to capture the RITC Middleweight title.
Bongfeldt will join fellow Canadians Georges St. Pierre, TJ Grant, Joe Doerkson, John Makdessi and Mark Bocek as the Octagon makes it’s fourth stop at Montreal’s Bell Centre and his bout will remain on the unaired preliminary portion of the card.
UFC 124 Fight Card