Top 170-pound prospect Rory MacDonald will face off against former middleweight striker Robbie Lawler at the UFC 167: "St. Pierre vs. Hendricks" pay-per-view (PPV), which is scheduled for Nov. 16, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
MacDonald (15-1) disposed of division stalwart Jake Ellenberger at the UFC on FOX 8 event last month in Seattle; however, his tepid performance did little to rile up the mixed martial arts (MMA) fan base, despite notching his fifth win in a row with a unanimous decision nod over "The Juggernaut."
Elsewhere on the card...
Lawler (21-9) was also doing work in "Emerald City," scoring a sensational, second-round technical knockout (TKO) win over fellow Strikeforce import Bobby Voelker. It was the second straight finish for "Ruthless," who looks revitalized since dropping down from 185 pounds.
And a win over "Ares" would likely put him very close to a shot at the division title.
UFC 167 will be headlined by a welterweight title fight pitting reigning 170-pound champion Georges St. Pierre opposite division number one contender Johny Hendricks. No other bouts have been announced for this card, but expect that to change sooner rather than later.