1 Dec 2011 12:54:35 PM
By Mike Russell
One of Canadian MMA’s best kept secrets got an early birthday present this week.
CagePotato has confirmed with sources close to the situation that highly-touted Kingston, Ontario native Cory MacDonald signed with Bellator yesterday and will compete as a middleweight under the Viacom-owned promotion’s banner.
MacDonald (12-2), who turned 34 today, could see action as part of next season’s middleweight tournament.
Having competed primarily at 170 for the majority of his eight-year MMA career, at 6-foot MacDonald was one of the class’ largest competitors. He has been contemplating a move up in weight for a while due to a lack of opponents willing to face him north of the border. It now looks like the move won’t just be a temporary one and that 12-2 former welterweight, who is undefeated in his past seven bouts spanning back to 2007, will finally get his chance to make a name for himself internationally.Read More ADD COMMENTS (168) DIGG THIS