MacDonald to fight Okami

SLAM! Sports

, Last Updated: 12:15 PM ET

Canadian mixed martial artist Jason (The Athlete) MacDonald is expected to face Yushin Okami at UFC 77.

According to The Fight Network, MacDonald has verbally agreed to the bout, scheduled for Oct. 20.

MacDonald (19-8-0) was on an impressive run before losing by TKO to Rich (Ace) Franklin back in March at UFC 68. From there he beat “Ultimate Fighter 3” veteran Rory Singer at UFC 72. Okami’s (21-3-0) last fight saw him lose to Franklin by decision on the same card.

Rumoured UFC 77 card

    - Anderson Silva vs. Rich Franklin (UFC Middleweight Title) - Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz - Jason MacDonald vs. Yushin Okami - Josh Burkman vs. Forrest Petz - Stephan Bonnar vs. Eric Schafer - Alan Belcher vs. Kalib Starnes - Marvin Eastman vs. Demian Maia - Jason Black vs. Matt Grice - Jorge Gurgel is also expected to fight on the card


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