Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/15/12
Jason MacDonald (25-15) vs. Tom Lawlor (7-4) In an interesting middleweight affair, the Canadian veteran MacDonald seeks a much needed win against the charismatic crowd-pleaser Lawlor. MacDonald, 36, is coming off a first-round loss to Alan Belcher in September. Prior to that setback, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt submitted Ryan Jensen with a triangle choke at UFC 129. The Nova Scotia native possesses a wealth of experience with notable wins over Matt Horwich, Jason Lambert, Joe Doerksen, Chris Leben and Ed Herman, along with losses to Travis Lutter, Nate Quarry, Wilson Gouveia, Demian Maia, Yushin Okami and Rich Franklin. Lawlor, 28, is also on the rebound trail as he succumbed to a first-round submission against Chris Weidman at UFC 139 this past November. Lawlor has enjoyed UFC victories over Kyle Kingsbury, C.B. Dollaway and Patrick Cote, but he fell short in his bids against Joe Doerksen and Aaron Simpson, submitting on both setbacks. A standout wrestler for the Univ...
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