UFC President Dana White announced today that the City of Brotherly Love will get another dose of high-impact welterweight action on August 6th with a veteran vs. prospect meeting.
"Welterweight standouts Mike ‘Quicksand’ Pyle and Rory ‘The Water Boy’ MacDonald have verbally agreed to fight at UFC 133 in Philadelphia," said White.
As BloodyElbow.com notes, Pyle has a history of serving as a litmus test for rising prospects. The UFC 133 fight card thus far looks this way:
Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis
Rich Franklin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Johny Hendricks vs. Mike Pierce
Mike Pyle vs. Rory MacDonald
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara
Ivan Menjivar vs. Nick Pace
Mike Brown vs. Nam Phan
Brian Ebersole vs. Dennis Hallman
Riki Fukuda vs. Rafael Natal