The co-main-event billing on a card with the magnitude of UFC 145 is no easy task to carry, but 22-year-old wunderkind Rory MacDonald made it look like another day in the office. Of course, his office is a physically taxing proving ground where careers can be accelerated or halted in a flash, and on Saturday night, MacDonald continued to prove why the hype surrounding him is legit.
After taking a hard shot from Che Mills in the early moments of the first round, MacDonald was able to get the fight to the canvas, where he put his unique brand of ground and pound on display. Once the fight hit the mat, Mills found himself in MacDonald's world and never was able to recover from the damage he absorbed throughout the first round.
While some fighters use ground work to bide time, MacDonald switches gears and looks to put his opposition away. Judging from his past two outings, his mixture of accuracy and brutal power is difficult for his opposition to handle.
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