John Makdessi vs. Renee Forte booked for UFC 165 on Sept. 21 in Toronto


Canada vs. Brazil at UFC 165!

I guess a fight card in Canada wouldn't be complete without the addition of "The Bull."

John Makdessi has been tapped to throw hands opposite fellow Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight Renee Forte as part of the UFC 165 pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for Sept. 21, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

UFC announced the 155-pound pairing earlier today.

Makdessi (11-2) has competed in Canada in five of his six Octagon appearances, with UFC 145 in Atlanta being his lone appearance across the border. "The Bull" has racked up consecutive unanimous decision wins over Sam Stout and Daron Cruickshank.

He has yet to win three straight as a UFC fighter.

Hoping to deny him that honor will be Forte (8-2), who made his Octagon debut last year in Brazil, but was choked out by Sergio Moraes at UFC 153. He managed to rebound with a unanimous decision win over the venerable Terry Etim at UFC on FUEL TV 7 back in February.

Who ya' got?

UFC 165 will be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight pitting reigning division champion Jon Jones against streaking Swedish contender Alexander Gustafsson. In addition, Mike Ricci is expected to do work against top lightweight prospect Myles Jury.

For all the UFC 165: "Jones vs. Gustafsson" news that's fit to print click here.

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