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It was a three round dominating performance for Rory MacDonald en route to a unanimous decision victory against the legend B.J. Penn.
In the second round, it looked as if MacDonald would finish Penn with a body kick followed by some nice combinations. However, Penn was game to not let that happen. MacDonald later explained that he was trying to finish the fight, but was picking his punches and being precise rather than sloppy.
With that win, MacDonald moves on to 14-1 in his MMA career. Following the win he called out the man that holds that only blemish on his record, Carlos Condit.
UFC on FOX 5 went down from the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.
Check out highlights from MacDonald vs. Penn below.
(Photograph by: Jeff Chiu , AP)
Video: UFC on FOX 5: Penn/MacDonald highlights
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-- TNA will be taping iMPACT! tonight and tomorrow, which will cover three episodes of the show to close out 2012.
-- TNA returns to the Vicksburg Convention Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi on February 9th.
-- UFC star BJ Penn recently spoke about Hulk Hogan being a hero of his when he grew up. Check out the video below..
– TNA will be taping iMPACT! tonight and tomorrow, which will cover three episodes of the show to close out 2012.
– TNA returns to the Vicksburg Convention Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi on February 9th.
– UFC star BJ Penn recently spoke about Hulk Hogan being a hero of his when he grew up. Check out the video below..
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