UFC 145 update: Makdessi vs. Njokuani and Clements vs. Wisniewski set for Montreal

The UFC 145 event doesn’t have a main event in place yet, but the rest of the card is quickly taking shape. The UFC announced two more fights for the Montreal card featuring the lightweight and welterweight divisions respectively. The two fights are as follows:

  • Anthony Njokuani vs. John Makdessi
  • Chris Clements vs. Keith Wisniewski

Anthony Njokuani (14-6) is a devastating lightweight muay thai striker who is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Danny Castillo at UFC 141 last month. It was a fight that Njokuani was close to winning, but he¬†could not stop Castillo from controlling him on the ground with his wrestling. He’ll be facing John Makdessi (9-1) who is coming off the first defeat of his career, a submission loss to MMA veteran Dennis Hallman back at UFC 140. Both fighters have striking backgrounds with the ability to finish their opponents, so it could be a candidate for KO of the night.

Chris Clements (10-4) will be making his UFC welterweight debut after stopping UFC veteran Rich Clementi via TKO last month. The Canadian has fought almost exclusively in Canada and will be facing Keith Wisniewski (28-13-1) is coming off a TKO loss against Josh Neer back in October 2011. Wisniewski had won six straight fights to earn his way back to the UFC after making a lone appearance back at UFC 56, a unanimous decision loss to Nick Thompson.

The tentative UFC 145 card is below:

  • Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills
  • Travis Browne vs. Chad Griggs
  • Brendan Schaub vs. Ben Rothwell
  • Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin
  • Matt Wiman vs. Mark Bocek
  • Mac Danzig vs. Efrain Escudero
  • Anthony Njokuani vs. John Makdessi
  • Chris Clements vs. Keith Wisniewski

Stay tuned to Pro MMA Now for future updates on this event!