MMA Odds and Ends for Thursday: Rory MacDonald reportedly signs with Bellator MMA, Entwistle vs. Font set for UFC 204

480 Rory MacDonald reportedly signs with Bellator MMA Former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald is set to sign with Bellator according to FloCombat. In addition, MMAJunkie confirmed with a UFC official that the Las Vegas based promotion declined to match a contract offer that Bellator had given the Canadian fighter. MacDonald (18-4) went 9-4 during his UFC tenure including wins over Demian Maia, Nate Diaz, B.J. Penn and Jake Ellenberger. He’s coming off back-to-back losses against Robbie Lawler and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Stay tuned to MMAOddsbreaker as more details become available.   Ian Entwistle vs. Rob Font set for UFC 204 in Manchester A pair of bantamweights have been added to UFC 204 in Manchester per UFC officials on Wednesday as Ian Entwistle takes on Rob Font. Entwistle (9-3) is coming off a TKO loss in April to Alejandro Perez. He’s gone 1-2 in the UFC and has never gone past the first round in his 12-fight career. Font (12-2) is also heading into this matchup off a loss. as he suffered a unanimous decision defeat to John Lineker in Brazil. UFC 204 takes place Oct. 8 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Here’s an updated look at the card. Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson Vitor Belfort vs. Gegard Mousasi Jimi Manuwa vs. Ovince Saint Preux Ruslan Magomedov vs. Stefan Struve Adriano Martins vs. Leonardo Santos Iuri Alcantara vs. Brad Pickett Davey Grant vs. Damian Stasiak Leon Edwards vs. Albert Tumenov Ian Entwistle vs. Rob Font

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