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Rory MacDonald vs James Wilks Slated for UFC 129

Written on January 12, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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The UFC 129 Fight Card is beginning to take shape. Another match-up rises up to complete the battle.

A welterweight fight between (10-1 , 1-1 ) and “The Ultimate Fighter 9″ winner (7-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) is in the works for .

UFC 129 will happen on April 30 at Toronto’s Rogers Centre and features a pay-per-view welterweight title fight between current champion and top contender .

The fight is said to air on an untelevised fight of UFC.

MacDonald submitted veteran Mike “Joker” Guymon in his early-2010 UFC debut. But he recently suffered his first career loss with a third-round TKO defeat to contender Carlos Condit at UFC 115. MacDonald was then slated to fight Matt Brown at UFC 123 but unfortunately he was forced out the card due to a knee injury.

He looks for his 11th stoppage victory in 11 career wins when he meets Wilks, who also comes out after a loss. After defeating DeMarques, Johnson at the TUF 9 Finale in 2009 for the show’s championship, he has posted a TKO loss to Brown, a decision win over Peter Sonotta, and a recent decision loss to Claude Patrick at UFC 120 in October.

The latest UFC 129 card now includes:

* Champ Georges St-Pierre vs. Jake Shields (for welterweight title)
* vs.
* Phil Davis vs.
* Mark Bocek vs. Ben Henderson
* Claude Patrick vs. Daniel Roberts
* Rory MacDonald vs. James Wilks
* Brian Foster vs. Sean Pierson
* Pablo Garza vs. Yves Jabouin
* Ivan Menjivar vs. Charlie Valencia
* Jason MacDonald vs. Ryan Jensen

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