November 13, 2008

Jason MacDonald will return to action on Dec. 13 as a part of The Ultimate Fighter season finale to take on American Top Team fighter Wilson Gouveia in a middleweight match-up. The fight will be a part of the televised broadcast featuring the finalists in the light heavyweight and lightweight divisions of the eighth season of the Spike TV reality show.

MacDonald's manager, Mark Pavelich, confirmed the fight during an appearance on MMAWeekly Radio on Wednesday night.

Currently sporting a 5-3 record in the Octagon, MacDonald has always been seen as one of the toughest match-ups in the all of the 185-pound division. With a very dangerous ground game and a rapidly developing stand-up arsenal, the Canadian has been in the cage with some of the best fighters the division has to offer.

On the other side of the fight, Gouveia comes into the bout with MacDonald after making his move to the middleweight division in his most recent outing against Ryan Jensen. Gouveia submitted Jensen in the second round of their fight at UFC Fight Night in September.

The fight could be pivotal to an ever-expanding middleweight division as both fighters are trying to get closer to contender status and will be gunning for an exciting win on a highly publicized card.

The Ultimate Fighter 8 finale show will take place on Dec. 13 and will be telecast live on Spike TV.

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