A battle of taekwondo stylists has been added to UFC 158 as lightweights John Makdessi and Daron Cruickshank have been slated to clash at Montreal’s Bell Centre on March 16.
Makdessi (12-2) is coming off of a unanimous decision victory over Sam Stout at UFC 154 in November. The Canadian showed an improved sense of counter striking, putting the nails to Stout for 15 minutes.
Cruickshank (12-2) is undefeated in the UFC. The TUF 15 competitor most recently decimated Henry Martinez at UFC on Fox 5 in December, picking him apart en route to a vicious head kick knockout.
The fight is expected to take on preliminary portion of the card.