The Return of the Mac
Kingston native and former top ranked Canadian Welterweight, Cory MacDonald, will finally kick off his 2011 campaign March 4 in Montreal at UGC 26: Rage. MacDonald will square off against Jason “Sumo Samurai” St. Louis in a Welterweight showdown. Top MMA News confirmed this fight with sources close to the negotiations.
MacDonald (11-2) has had a quiet past two years collecting wins over Thiago Goncalves in 2009 and Chester Post in 2010. MacDonald has been splitting his training between Kingston, Ottawa and Montreal and recently started training with the Zahabi pro camp. Being a six time UGC veteran coupled with the fact that most 170 lbs fighters will not fight him may be the reason Cory agrees to take on fighters seemingly below his grade. Let’s hope a W over St. Louis moves MacDonald on to bigger and better things.
St. Louis (12-11) has not seen the inside of a cage in competition since September 2007 when he ended a three fight losing skid by defeating Victor Daychief via Triangle Choke. Fighting MacDonald will be a huge step up in competition for St. Louis but as far as risk versus reward goes, Jason has nothing to lose in this fight and a lot to gain.
UGC 26: Rage goes down March 4 in Montreal at the Metropolis. UGC is a mixed fight card usually featuring professional boxing rounded off by a few MMA matches.