John Makdessi vs. Renee Forte added to UFC 165

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Exciting Canadian striker John Makdessi returns to action at UFC 165 in Toronto, as he takes on TUF Brazil's Renee Forte.

One more lightweight clash is set for September 21st in Toronto, as Canada's John Makdessi fights Brazil's Renee Forte at UFC 165. The UFC Canada twitter account made the bout official earlier this morning:

Makdessi was due to fight Edson Barboza at UFC 162, but an injury forced him off the card and Barboza instead beat up on poor Rafaello Oliveira's legs. His only fight of 2013 saw him win an entertaining decision over Daron Cruickshank at UFC 158 in Montreal.

Forte fought on season 1 of TUF Brazil, losing in the middleweight bracket to Daniel Sarafian by submission. He dropped to welterweight in his UFC debut against Sergio Moraes, losing again by submission. The 26-year-old avoided the chopping block with an upset win over Terry Etim at lightweight.

UFC 165 is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. No word on where Makdessi/Forte will be placed in the bout order.

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