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Brian Ebersole vs Rory Macdonald booked for UFC 140 in Toronto

Best80smovieRAD2011-09-11 16:28:50 +0000 #1
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The hits just keep on coming.

Rising welterweight prospect Rory MacDonald has been booked to test his growing skills against longtime veteran of the fight game, Brian Ebersole. The two will hook 'em up in MacDonald's backyard at UFC 140 on Dec. 10 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The promotion brought word of the bout just a short time ago.

Both men last competed at the UFC 133 event on Aug. 6, both picking up wins over Mike Pyle and Dennis Hallman, respectively. They're vastly different career paths will merge this winter with a spot at the top of the 170-pound ladder on the line.

Out with the old, in with the new?

Star-divide

MacDonald is just 22-years-old and widely considered the next big thing in the UFC welterweight division. He's won his last two bouts in impressive fashion and save for a late burnout against Carlos Condit, would be undefeated.

Time for a test against a battle-tested veteran.

That would be Ebersole, who will be nearly a decade older than "Ares" by the time they climb inside the cage to square off. He's also got 50 more fights worth of experience.

But can it carry him to victory, in enemy territory no less? Stay tuned.

UFC 140 is set for Dec. 10 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. There have been many bouts rumored for the event but only John Cholish vs. Mitch Clark has been announced.


BulldogWrestler2011-09-11 16:39:07 +0000 #2
Easy win for Rory imo. He's built to take out guys like Ebersole. I think Pyle was a tougher fight for Rory really.

So much for Rory/Fitch.
greatjake2011-09-11 17:15:59 +0000 #3
agreed, rory will run through twas IMO
Tallica19812011-09-11 16:40:10 +0000 #4
That's what he gets for calling out renzo.

Rory is going to fire one out on his chest.
Onion2011-09-11 18:11:44 +0000 #5
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Rising welterweight prospect Rory MacDonald has been booked to test his growing skills against longtime veteran of the fight game, Brian Ebersole. The two will hook 'em up in MacDonald's backyard at UFC 140 on Dec. 10 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

I love that the article refers to Toronto as MacDonald's backyard.

That's the same as saying Detroit is Urijah Faber's backyard.

Ignorant reporters irk me.
bhorrrr2011-09-11 18:10:59 +0000 #6
Guess it's time to derail the hype train. Poor kid's gotta learn one day, though.

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