Two longtime stalwarts of the UFC lightweight division might finally be set to fight each other. MMA Today is reporting that Abel Trujillo and John Makdessi are close to signing a contract to fight each other at UFC on Fox 26.
Trujillo and Makdessi were originally scheduled to face each other at UFC 186, but Trujillo was forced to withdraw from the bout due to an injury.
Both fighters are looking to get back on the winning track after tough losses. Trujillo lost to James Vick in his last fight by submission. Makdessi will forever be part of the Lando Vannata highlight reel. Vannatta knocked Makdessi out with a spinning wheel kick at UFC 206.
The two fighters will lock horns in Makdessi’s home country of Canada. The card is scheduled for UFC on Fox 26 on December 16th in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.