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UFC 72: Rory Singer vs. Jason MacDonald

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Rory Singer (11-6) has announced in the Underground Forum over at MMA.tv that he'll be facing Jason MacDonald (18-8) at UFC 72 on June 16 in Belfast, Ireland.

Aside from having one of the worst nicknames in all of MMA (Version 2.5), Singer is a talented albeit inconsistent fighter who will always hold a special place in my heart for dismantling the ill-conceived and stomach churning "Team Dagger" with a knockout win over Solomon Hutcherson during the third season of The Ultimate Fighter.

Singer failed to make it to the finals but kept his spot on the roster with consecutive wins over Ross Pointon at The Ultimate Fighter 3 finale and Josh Haynes at UFC The Final Chapter. He came up short at UFC 66 however with a TKO loss against Yushin Okami in the third round.

He's since rebounded with a win over Matt Masterson at Wild Bill's Fight Night 8 (only in Georgia folks) and looks to have also improved his training camp after a recent affiliation with American Top Team.

No doubt he'll have an uphill battle when he faces "The Athlete" who is certain to be looking for revenge after being quickly dispatched by former middleweight champion Rich Franklin back at UFC 68.

Prior to the Franklin loss MacDonald was on a six-fight winning streak specializing in the destruction of Ultimate Fighter alumni like Ed Herman at UFC The Final Chapter and Chris Leben at UFC 66.

Whether he can use that as a confidence booster against Singer or whether the Franklin loss still haunts him has yet to be determined.

For more on the UFC 72 fight card click here.