April 23, 2010, 10:40 PM
Canadian middleweight David “The Crow” Loiseau is reportedly being added to UFC 113, scheduled for Saturday May 8 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
Sources have told Sportsnet that Loiseau (18-9) will return to the octagon as part of the preliminary card and is tentatively scheduled to face Birmingham, Alabama’s John Salter (4-1).
It appears Salter’s original opponent, Nick Catone has been replaced by Loiseau.
Salter’s lone UFC appearance was at UFC Fight Night 20, where he lost to Gerald Harris via TKO in the third round.
Loiseau last saw action under the UFC banner at the organization’s last show in Montreal, UFC 97, where he lost a unanimous judges decision to Ed Herman.
Since then, “The Crow” has fought once, defeating Chester Post via TKO at 4:40 of the first round, on February 27 at MFL 2: Battleground, in his hometown of Montreal.
This last bout served as a charity for Loiseau, who donated his entire purse to relief efforts for Haiti, his country of descent, where many of his family members were impacted by the catastrophic earthquake that devasted the country’s capital of Port-au-Prince.
Loiseau will also be featured in the upcoming documentary “The Striking Truth”, alongside teammate Georges St-Pierre, which will showcase an exclusive behind the scenes look at their often opposing career paths.
There are reported to be seven Canadians competing at UFC 113, all of which are bolded below:
•Champ Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (for light heavyweight title)
•Paul Daley vs. Josh Koscheck
•Jeremy Stephens vs. Sam Stout
•Alan Belcher vs. Patrick Cote
•Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson vs. Matt Mitrione
•Joe Doerksen vs. Tom Lawlor*
•Marcus Davis vs. Jonathan Goulet
•Joey Beltran vs. Tim Hague*
•T.J. Grant vs. Johny Hendricks
•David Loiseau* vs. John Salter
•Mike Guymon vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
* awaiting official confirmation from the UFC