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UFC octagon girls Arianny Celeste (left), Chandella Powell (center), and Brittney Palmer (right) at UFC 140 at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE (Tom Szczerbowski/US PRESSWIRE)
UFC octagon girls Arianny Celeste (left), Chandella Powell (center), and Brittney Palmer (right) at UFC 140 at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE (Tom Szczerbowski/US PRESSWIRE)

UFC schedules Montreal event in March Add to ...

The UFC is returning to Montreal on March 24 with Canadian welterweight Rory (Ares) MacDonald taking on England's Che Mills in one of the fights on the card.

MacDonald, a native of Kelowna, B.C., who now fights out of Montreal, was slated to fight at UFC 129 on Saturday night but was forced to withdraw due to injury.

He announced the Montreal fight during Saturday's telecast.

UFC ADDS WEIGHT CLASS

The UFC is adding a flyweight division with the first 125-pound fights planned for a televised fight card in March.

The two bouts will determine the contenders for the UFC's first title in the weight class.

Bantamweight Demetrious (Mighty Mouse) Johnson (14-2) will take on Ian McCall (11-2) while Joseph Benavidez (15-2) will also drop to 125 pounds to face Japan's Yasuhiro Urushitani (19-4-6).

UFC president Dana White made the announcement at the UFC 140 post-fight news conference.

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