Makdessi Meets Forte At UFC 165
Another Canadian has been added to UFC 165 in Toronto as John “The Bull” Makdessi (11-2) will meet Renee Forte (8-2) in a Lightweight bout presumably to be featured on the preliminary card. The match up was first announced by MMAjunkie.
Makdessi, a TriStar product, is currently ranked number 3 on the Canadian Lightweight rankings. Currently riding high on an impressive two fight win streak which includes wins over Daron Cruickshank and fellow ranked Canadian Lightweight Sam Stout, “The Bull” will be looking to make it three in a row heading into UFC Toronto.
Forte, a member of Team Nogueira, competed on the inaugural season of TUF Brazil and earned entrance to the house with a decision win over Fabio Luiz Vital da Costa but lost in the quarterfinals to Daniel Sarafian. Forte made the cut into the UFC but lost his first bout via submission to Sergio Moraes, after deciding to drop to Lightweight Forte earned a unanimous decision win over Terry Etim at UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald.
UFC 165 goes down September 21st from Toronto, Ontario and features a Light Heavyweight Championship bout between champ Jon Jones and contender Alexander Gustafsson. The card is also to the brim with Canadian talent as Mike Ricci meets Myles Jury, Chris Clements takes on Stephen Thompson, Ivan Menjivar battles Norifumi Yamamoto and Mark Bocek looks to rebound against Michel Prazeres.