by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com A bantamweight prospect will make his debut at WEC 52 as Michael McDonald makes his first promotional appearance facing off against Clint Godfrey in Las Vegas on November 11.
The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight on Thursday, with verbal agreements in place for the 135lb match-up. MMAJunkie.com initially reported the bout on Thursday.
Michael McDonald (10-1) is one of the top prospects in the bantamweight division, while he also happens to be one of the youngest prospects to make his way to the WEC. At just 19 years of age, McDonald comes to the WEC with a wealth of experience under his belt already.
McDonald has spent the majority of his time in his career fighting in California, in and around the Tachi Palace Fighting scene, and holds some impressive wins including a TKO over former WEC bantamweight title contender Manny Tapia.
Trying to derail the young fighter from making a splash in the WEC will be Clint Godfrey (11-2) who returns to action coming off a loss to Wagnney Fabiano in his last fight. The fight was Godfrey’s first bout in the WEC, and he hopes to have better results the second time around.
The fight between McDonald and Godfrey will take place on the undercard for the WEC 52 show, set to take place at The Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas on November 11.