UFC 129 Fight Card Primer: John Makdessi vs. Kyle Watson

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John Makdessi (8-0, 1-0 UFC) meets Kyle Watson (13-6-1, 1-0 UFC) in a lightweight bout at UFC 129. The UFC will air this bout on the Facebook stream. For more info on how to see this bout read: How to Watch 'UFC 129: St. Pierre vs Shields' Live Online and On Television

How do these guys stack up?

Makdessi: 25 years old | 5'8" | reach 68"
Watson: 31 years old | 6'1" | reach 73"

What have these guys done lately?

Makdessi: W - Pat Audinwood (UD) | W - Bendy Casimir (UD) | W - Lindsey Hawkes (TKO)
Watson: W - Sako Chivitchian (UD) | W - Steve Reyna (SUB) | W - Josh Bernal (TKO)

How did these guys get here?

John Makdessi came up in regional Canadian promotions, winning his first seven fights before signing with the UFC. He made his UFC debut at UFC 124 in Montreal, defeating Pat Audinwood by unanimous decision. Bloody Elbow did a Judo Chop feature on Makdessi's use of flashy Taekwondo kicks in that fight.

Kyle Watson has fought throughout the Midwest United States. He appeared on The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck, and defeated Sako Chivitchian by unanimous decision in the finale. Watson is the head jiu-jitsu instruction at the H.I.T. Squad in Granite City, Illinois.

Why should you care?

Makdessi is an undefeated prospect fight out of the Tristar Gym in Montreal.

For more information on how to see this bout read: How to Watch 'UFC 129: St. Pierre vs Shields' Live Online and On Television

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