Jake “Hitman” Hecht has been signed to the UFC; his first bout will be on the UFC 140 card against Rich Attonito. The Missouri welterweight has won 10 of his last 11 bouts and will look to extend his win streak against The Bull December 10th.
Injury Removes Rory MacDonald from Toronto Card updated November 8
Rising Canadian star Rory MacDonald has been injured and forced off the UFC 140 card in his home nation, UFC president Dana White reported today. His original opponent, Brian Ebersole, will instead face Toronto's own 14-1 Claude "The Prince" Patrick.
Patrick was previously booked to battle Rich Attonito in Toronto; a new opponent for Attonito is expected to be named soon.
Hamman vs. Philippou Completes UFC 140 Card updated October 25
Verbal agreements are in for a brawling fan's dream bout pitting hard-hitting Constantinos Philippou versus two-time Fight of the Night winner Jared "The Messenger" Hamman in Toronto. The middleweight matchup rounds out the UFC 140 fight card.
Tiger Going After Gazelle Next in Toronto updated October 21
Canada's own Yves "Tiger" Jabouin will be taking on Walel "The Gazelle" Watson in a bantamweight battle on December 10th at UFC 140 in Toronto. "Jabouin is looking to stay undefeated since moving into the weight division and Watson is coming off a spectacular KO win," said UFC president Dana White today. Both fighters have verbally agreed to the bout.
Jones vs. Machida to Headline UFC 140 in Toronto updated October 6
Owners of the most unique styles in mixed martial arts today, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones and former titlist Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida will meet in the Octagon in the main event of December 10th’s UFC 140 card at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre.
The verbally agreed to bout was announced by UFC President Dana White on Twitter Thursday.
“Alright Toronto!!! Dec 10th UFC 140 tix go on sale next weekend and ur main event is Bones Jones vs Machida!!!” tweeted White.
Jones is coming off his first successful title defense, as he scored a submission win over “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 135 in September. Machida is fresh from a UFC 129</a> knockout of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture in April.
Detailed ticket information for UFC 140 will be announced shortly. Bouts already announced for the event are Frank Mir vs. “Minotauro” Nogueira, Tito Ortiz vs. Rogerio Nogueira, Brian Ebersole vs. Rory MacDonald, Mark Hominick vs. Chan Sung Jung, Igor Pokrajac vs. Krzysztof Soszynski, Nik Lentz vs. Mark Bocek, Dannis Hallman vs. John Makdessi, Rich Attonito vs. Claude Patrick, and John Cholish vs. Mitch Clarke.
Croatian vs. Polish Experiment in Toronto
An explosive light heavyweight showdown has been verbally agreed to for December 10 in Toronto as Igor "The Duke" Pokrajac takes on Krzysztof "The Polish Experiment" Soszynski.
Korean Zombie vs. Hominick at UFC 140 updated September 17
"The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung and Mark Hominick have verbally agreed to fight at UFC 140 in Toronto on December 10th. Jung is coming off a Submission of the Year win and Hominick's last outing had him pushing featherweight champion Jose Aldo to the limit in one of the best performances of his career."
Toronto to Host Bocek vs. Lentz updated September 13
Two lightweight grappling specialists have verbally agreed to face off December 10 in Toronto as Nik "The Carny" Lentz takes on Canada’s Mark Bocek, confirmed UFC president Dana White today. The bout will mark Lentz' return to action after an injury sustained in his UFC on Versus 4 Fight of the Night against Charles Oliveira.
Rogerio Nogueira, Tito Ortiz Set to Fight in Toronto updated September 9
Verbal agreements are for a match between two of the most accomplished light heavyweights in the sport as Rogerio "Lil Nog" Nogueira will face the “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz December 10th at UFC 140 in Toronto.
Nogueira and Ortiz were originally set to meet in the main event of UFC Fight Night in March, but an injury sidelined Ortiz, and Phil Davis fought in his place. (Trivia time: Five months later, Ortiz repaid the favor by stepping in for an injured Davis at UFC 133, an from which Nogueira was also forced to withdraw due to injury.)
Hallman Returns to Lightweight; Faces Makdessi at UFC 140 updated September 8
Verbal agreements are in for a lightweight showdown between Dennis "Superman" Hallman and Canadian John "The Bull" Makdessi at UFC 140 in Toronto, UFC president Dana White confirmed today.
Hallman's most recent bout was at welterweight against Brian Ebersole at UFC 133; Makdessi is coming off a spinning back fist knockout at UFC 129. "John Makdessi, thank you for choosing me. I always wanted to visit Toronto," tweeted Hallman.
What's Next for Big Nog? Mir in Toronto updated September 7
A heavyweight standoff between two big names has been booked for December, as former UFC heavyweight champions Minotauro Nogueira and Frank Mir have verbally agreed to rematch at UFC 140 in Toronto.
"Both men are known as two of the premiere submission specialists in the division but have shown dangerous striking skills as well," said UFC president Dana White.
MacDonald, Ebersole Make UFC 140 Roster updated September 6
“Two of the welterweight division’s most promising contenders have verbally agreed to fight as Brian ‘Bad Boy’ Ebersole takes on Rory ‘Ares’ MacDonald December 10 in Toronto," said UFC president Dana White.
Also on tap for Toronto, "Raging Bull" Rich Attonito and Claude "The Prince" Patrick have accepted a welterweight matchup.
Two strong lightweight prospects have verbally agreed to make their UFC debuts that night as 7-1 John Cholish will face 9-0 Canadian Mitch Clarke.
More information on UFC 140 will be available soon on ufc.com.