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A source close to the event informed MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today that UFC veteran Jason MacDonald (24-13 MMA, 5-5 UFC) will face John Salter (4-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) on the non-televised portion of "UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun II."
Salter was due to face UFC veteran David Loiseau, but "The Crow" was not cleared by the Montreal Athletic Commission, as earlier reported by The Canadian Press.
UFC 113 takes place next Saturday, May 8 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It's the third UFC event on Canadian soil and precedes the promotion's June trip to British Columbia, Canada for UFC 115 in Vancouver. Both shows quickly sold out.
MacDonald, a resident of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is currently riding a three-fight win streak in regional promotions. The submission specialist appeared on both of the UFC's previous Canadian cards, though his most recent appearance prompted a release from the promotion when he lost a second consecutive fight to Nate Quarry by TKO at UFC 97 in Montreal.
However, MacDonald has racked up three "Submission of the Night" honors and one "Knockout of the Night" in his 10 UFC appearances. He burst onto the scene in late 2006 with back-to-back submission wins over former Team Quest teammates Ed Herman and Chris Leben.
Salter, 25, lost to Gerald Harris by TKO in his octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 21 in January. It was his first career setback after four consecutive stoppage wins.