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UFC 145 Pay-Per-View to Feature Six Live Fights

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The Miguel Torres vs. Michael McDonald bantamweight fight was officially added to the UFC 145 pay-per-view lineup on Thursday, which means that the April 21st main card will feature six live fights.

UFC pay-per-views traditionally feature five live fights, however, the organization has recently started to deviate from the norm, as they aired seven fights at UFC 144.

"Fighting on Pay-Per-View is special to me," Torres stated on UFC.com. "I would watch the big boxing cards with my father as a kid, and my father would well up with pride and emotion when guys like Julio Cesar Chavez fought. I'd never seen my father show so much emotion and I am proud to become an extension of that great Mexican fighting legacy in the UFC."

Torres (40-4) is 3-1 in his last four fights, while the 21-year-old McDonald (14-1) has won his last seven fights in a row.

Below is a look at the full UFC 145 lineup, which will take place at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta.

Pay-Per-View main card
Jon Jones (c) vs. Rashad Evans -- UFC light heavyweight title
Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills
Ben Rothwell vs. Brendan Schaub
Michael McDonald vs. Miguel Torres
Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin
Mark Bocek vs. Matt Wiman

FX Prelims
Travis Browne vs. Chad Griggs
Matt Brown vs. Stephen Thompson
John Makdessi vs. Anthony Njokuani
Mac Danzig vs. Efrain Escudero

Facebook prelims
Chris Clements vs. Keith Wisniewski
Maximo Blanco vs. Marcus Brimage