by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The UFC officially announced the promotion’s return to Montreal, Canada on Friday with several main card bouts including the main event that will see Lyoto Machida rematch Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in a bout for the light heavyweight championship after their first fight ended in a controversial decision.
Other fights announced for the upcoming card include Canadian favorite, Sam Stout, returning home to face Jeremy Stephens in what could be a slugfest between two dangerous strikers.
Montreal native, Patrick Cote, comes back after enduring a severe knee injury that kept him out of the sport for more than a year to face a surging Alan Belcher, who looks to build on his last win over Wilson Gouveia when he returns in May.
Marcus Davis and Jonathon Goulet will face off in a welterweight match-up in an untelevised undercard fight, while another Canadian, T.J. Grant, faces former All-American wrestler turned fighter, Johny Hendricks.
Tickets for the event will be available to UFC Fight Club members as of Feb 18, and will go on sale to the general public on Feb 20.