Longtime readers of BC MMA Fan may remember that the very first post focused on Rory MacDonald (9-0), a young welterweight and King Of The Cage champion from Kelowna. Since then, MacDonald has won a fight by TKO and been signed by the UFC. It now appears that his UFC debut will go down on the undercard of Ultimate Fight Night 20 on January 11th, 2010. The show set to air live on SpikeTV and will be headlined by Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard.
A win in January would make the then twenty-year-old MacDonald one of the youngest fighters ever to notch a victory in the octagon, but wouldn't top Dan Lauzon's record of 18 years, 14 days. Unfortunately, MacDonald's fight isn't likely to make the televised portion of the card.
Rory MacDonald's likely opponent is Mike "The Joker" Guymon (11-2-1). A fellow King Of The Cage champion, Guymon is currently on a five-fight win streak with one of his two career losses coming to current UFC lightweight #1 contender, Diego Sanchez. Guymon should prove a stern test for MacDonald.
More on this story as the fight approaches.
See complete UFN 20 line-up below:
Date: January 11, 2010
Location: Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia
TV: Spike TV
Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard
Evan Dunham vs. Efrain Escudero
Chris Leben vs. Jay Silva
Nik Lentz vs. Jeremy Stephens
Tom Lawlor vs. Aaron Simpson
Kyle Bradley vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Jesse Lennox vs. Rick Story
Nick Catone vs. Steve Steinbeiss
Mike Guymon vs. Rory MacDonald