MacDonald to fight Woodley at UFC 174 in Vancouver

Rory MacDonald (red gloves) throws a punch at Demian Maia during their UFC welterweight bout at...

Rory MacDonald (red gloves) throws a punch at Demian Maia during their UFC welterweight bout at Mandalay Bay. (Stephen R. Sylvanie/USA TODAY Sports)

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, Last Updated: 9:48 PM ET

The full fight card for UFC 174 in Vancouver was announced Thursday.

Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will make his fifth title defence June 14 against Russian contender Ali Bagautinov in the main event.

The 27-year-old Johnson is currently riding a six-fight unbeaten streak (5-0-1), while Bagautinov is undefeated in the UFC after earning victories against Marcos Vinicius, Tim Elliott and John Lineker.

Rory MacDonald, from Quesnel, B.C., takes on American Tyron Woodley in a welterweight title elimination bout. MacDonald is ranked second in the weight class while Woodley is fourth.

Three more Canadians are featured on the card.

Vancouver's Kajan Johnson will face lightweight Tae Hyun Bang, Montreal bantamweight Yves Jabouin goes toe-to-toe with stand-up specialist Mike Easton and Winnipeg's Roland Delorme grapples with undefeated Japanese bantamweight Michinori Tanaka. Japan's Kiichi Kunimoto will also fight Brazilian welterweight Daniel Sarafian.

Tickets to the event go on sale April 26.


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