After Rory MacDonald suffered a massive cut and had to back out of his scheduled bout with BJ Penn, both fighters had requested specific cards for the bout to be moved. Neither fighter will apparently get their wish however as the bout will apparently co-headline this year’s final Fox event. The bout was first reported by Nate Quarry on last night’s episode of “MMA Uncensored.”
The extended time off will allow MacDonald the time for his cut to heal fully before he enters into a full camp. In addition, the move should help accomodate the rescheduling of the fighters participation in VADA style testing.
No main event or city has been named for the final show of the year on Fox but news on those particulars are expected in the coming weeks. UFC on Fox 5 is scheduled for December 8.