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Dennis Hallman Drops to 155 to Face John Makdessi at UFC 140

Dennis HallmanWelterweight veteran Dennis Hallman will drop to 155-pounds to take on lightweight John Makdessi at the UFC 140 fight card on December 10 in Toronto, the UFC announced on Friday.

Hallman (43-14-2) scored wins over Ben Saunders and Karo Parisyan before suffering a first-round TKO to Brian Ebersole at UFC 133 in a fight remembered for Hallman’s speedo trunks, while the Canadian Makdessi (9-0) remained unbeaten with a spinning backfist KO of Kyle Watson in April at the UFC’s first event in Toronto.

UFC 140 features a rematch between former heavyweight champions Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Frank Mir, as well as welterweights Rory MacDonald vs. Brian Ebersole.

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