17 Jan UFC 145 Delayed!
The proposed UFC 145 on March 24th at the Bell Centre in Montreal has officially been delayed. During UFC 140 weekend it was announced by Welterweight competitor Rory MacDonald that he would be facing British slugger Che Mills in Montreal on the 24th. Since then the UFC has announced seven more bouts, but no main event. The UFC had recently added three more bouts to card including Mac Danzig versus Efrian Escudero, John Makdessi versus Anthony Njokuani, and the UFC debut of Ringside MMA Welterweight champion Chris Clements versus Keith Wisniewski.
Ringside Report (www.ringsidereport.net) has been keeping tabs on the scheduled bouts and speculating a possible main event for the card. With the process of elimination of champions the only possible conclusion the Ringside Report crew could come up with was a possible Light Heavyweight championship bout between champion Jon Jones versus either Rashad Evans if he is successful and unscathed after his bout the Phil Davis on January 28th, or the STRIKEFORCE Light Heavyweight champion Dan Henderson.
The UFC is still planning on coming to Montreal in 2012 but is uncertain when that will be, but it will definitely not be on March 24th. The UFC attempted to secure a date in April for the Bell Centre, but was unsuccessful.
With the consideration of Montreal being the first Canadian city to host the UFC, and one of the promotions largest markets, it was reported that due to scheduling complications and a desire to bring a championship card is most likely the reasoning for the delay.