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UFC 145 offers glimpse into future

Originally Published: April 23, 2012
By Josh Gross | ESPN.com

While one youngster deservedly grabbed headlines in Atlanta, Jon Jones wasn't the lone sub-25-year-old UFC-signed fighter to make a statement Saturday.

Michael "Mayday" McDonald, 21, and Rory "Ares" MacDonald, 22, left their respective marks on the UFC 145 undercard, further proof that the next generation of fighter -- truly the first to grow up training "mixed martial arts" as its own unique, all-encompassing style -- is quickly going to have a strong say in what happens inside the Octagon.

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