Alan Belcher will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon when he takes on Jason MacDonald in a featured middleweight bout at “UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou” on September 17 in New Orleans, the UFC announced Thursday.
Belcher (16-6) has won two-straight and four of his last five, losing only a controversial decision to Yoshihiro Akiyama while earning four-straight fight night bonuses before a career threating eye injury sidelined him since last May.
MacDonald (25-14) scored a first-round submission of Ryan Jensen at April’s UFC 129 to bounce back after a broken leg ended his UFC return one year earlier.
A middleweight matchup between The Ultimate Fighter 11 winner Court McGee and Korean prospect Dongi Yang has also been confirmed for the UFC Fight Night 25 fight card, the first Bud Light-sponsored event which airs on Spike TV.
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