An explosive bantamweight bout has been added to the UFC’s return to Boston as Michael McDonald will meet Brad Pickett this August. The rumored bout was officially announced for UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 last night on UFC Tonight.
Michael McDonald will be returning to the cage after coming up short in his bid to dethrone UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barão at UFC on FUEL TV 7. The submission loss snapped an eight-fight win streak for the Canadian fighter. The bout with Pickett will certainly provide another stern test for McDonald.
Brad Pickett comes into the bout after earning his fourth bonus in five UFC bouts after edging Mike Easton at UFC on FUEL TV 9. The victory allowed Pickett to bounce back from a tough loss to Eddie Wineland at UFC 155.
UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 will take place August 17 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Light heavyweights Chael Sonnen and Maurício “Shogun” Rua will face off in the main event. The card will also feature a bout between former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne.
UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 Fight Card:
- Chael Sonnen vs. Maurício “Shogun” Rua
- Travis Browne vs. Alistair Overeem
- Yuri Alcantara vs. Urijah Faber
- Michael McDonald vs. Brad Pickett
- Joe Lauzon vs. Michael Johnson
- Matt Brown vs. Thiago Alves
- Mike Brown vs. Akira Corassani
- Uriah Hall vs. Nick Ring
- Conor McGregor vs. Andy Ogle