Following a tumultuous few weeks that saw him lose his job and then get re-hired, Miguel Torres will get back to the business of fighting, but faces a very tough test in Top 10 bantamweight Michael McDonald.
The bout between McDonald and Torres will take place at UFC 145 in Atlanta. UFC officials on Friday announced the fight.
Torres found out the hard way what happens when you put something extremely controversial out via Twitter. In his case it was a rape reference and a few days later he found himself out of a job with the UFC.
The former WEC champion visited several rape crisis centers in his hometown area in Chicago, as well as donated money and the gesture meant enough that the UFC opted to give him a second chance.
Now Torres has to prove himself in the cage, and it’s not going to be an easy fight.
Michael McDonald returns at UFC 145 with an unblemished record in the Octagon at 3-0, and looked outstanding in his last fight at UFC 139 in November 2011.
McDonald floored newcomer Alex Soto with punches in less than a minute to continue his fast rise up the UFC’s bantamweight division. Now he’ll get the chance to face a former champion and further solidify his standing at 135 pounds.