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UFC 84: Jason MacDonald vs. Joe Doerksen

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Canadian middleweight fighters Jason MacDonald (19-9) and Joe Doerksen (39-11) are slated to compete against one another during the first-ever UFC show to be held north of the U.S. border, UFC 84, on Saturday, April 19, according to

The pay-per-view (PPV) event is expected to take place at the The Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.

MacDonald has lost two of his last three fights inside the Octagon since emerging in early 2006 with submission wins over Ed Herman and Chris Leben, earning him the self-proclaimed nickname, "The TUF Killer." Those two most recent losses, however, came to two of the top contenders in the division, Rich Franklin and Yushin Okami.

"El Dirte" is an experienced fighter who has been competing under the UFC banner off-and-on since 2004. He will look to end a two-fight losing skid. Doerksen challenged Paulo Filho for the WEC 185-pound belt in August 2007 and was stopped via technical knockout (strikes). Three months later he took on Ed Herman at UFC 78: "Validation" and was knocked out in round three.

This will be a rematch -- MacDonald and Doerksen first met up at an Ultimate Cage Wars (UCW) show in 2005 at the Winnipeg Convention Center. "The Athlete" came away with the win, submitting Doerksen via rear naked choke in round four.

For the latest UFC 84 rumored fight card click here.

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