The UFC announced an intriguing fight in the bantamweight division Friday as former WEC 135-pound champion Miguel Torres and rising prospect Michael McDonald have verbally agreed to battle at April's UFC 145 in Atlanta, GA.
Torres (39-4) famously was released from the organization in December following an unfortunate joke about rape on Twitter, but was rehired shortly thereafter. Up to that point, the 31-year-old was 2-1 in his UFC career following the WEC absorption with wins over Nick Pace and Antonio Banuelos.
The 21-year-old McDonald (14-1) won his seventh fight in a row with a 56-second KO victory over Alex Soto at UFC 139, his third Octagon victory. He's got 12 finishes in 14 career wins and hasn't lost in nearly three years.
After the UFC canceled their late-March return to Montreal, a majority of the bouts were shifted to the April 21st event, the UFC's first show in Atlanta since September 2008. 10 fights have been announced with both the main event and the co-main event potentially to be booked following the results of next Saturday's UFC On Fox 2.