Rory McDonald vs. Hector Lombard At UFC 186 In Montreal

A huge welterweight face off is headed to the Great White North. Rory MacDonald is set to face off against Hector Lombard at UFC 186 on April 25, Lombard confirmed with sources on Saturday.

As of right now Lombard is unsure whether the bout will be the main event, but says “it should be.”

UFC officials told sources that at this time the potential bout is not official.

MacDonald was supposed to get the next shot at the welterweight until Robbie Lawler’s victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 181 took the belt. Hendricks defeated Lawler last March and, since both fights were extremely tight, the UFC has decided to go with an immediate trilogy. MacDonald, 25, has won three straight, including a third-round TKO of Tarec Saffiedine in October. The Canadian trains at Tristar Gym in Montreal.

UFC 186 will mark the promotion’s return to Montreal for the first time since UFC 158 in March 2013. No other fights have been announced for the card.

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