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Rory MacDonald jumps from UFC to Bellator

July 11, 2015, Rory MacDonald steps into the octagon to face Robbie Lawler for the UFC Welterweight championship. What came next was an instant classic, a furious five round classic that ended with Rory crumpling to the ground after a straight left that shattered his nose. Fast forward almost a year later, June 11, 2016, Rory steps back in for his first fight since the classic to...
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September 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald to sign with Bellator MMA

Following his last bout, Rory MacDonald, who was the No. 2 ranked welterweight in the UFC, hit free agency. As the top free agent on the market, there was interest from every promotion and he finally landed with his new home on Wednesday. According to Flo Combat, MacDonald has signed with Bellator MMA.  He was removed from UFC’s official rankings Wednesday afternoon. MacDonald...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Did Rory MacDonald Let Slip That GSP Is Planning A Comeback?

During a UFC Fight Night Q&A session on Friday, Rory MacDonald appeared to give the strongest hint yet that Georges St Pierre is looking to return to the UFC. MacDonald was asked by a fan whether he would remain at welterweight if his friend and Tri-Star gym training partner returned to fighting and his answer brought about some excited chatter in the room. “From what we...
Via Fight Of The Night
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Henderson Won’t Be Fighting Rory MacDonald Next

Ben Henderson impressed with a submission victory against Brandon Thatch in his first fight at welterweight in the main event of UFC Fight Night 60 last night, then turned up the heat by offering to fight the division’s No.2 contender Rory MacDonald at UFC 186 in April. It wasn’t just a random call-out – early this week MacDonald did have a fight with Hector Lombard shelved...
Via Fight Of The Night
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Reneges on Promise, Rory MacDonald Won’t Get Next Welterweight Title Fight

Well, Christmas won’t be as merry around the Rory MacDonald (pictured) household this year. On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” it was reported MacDonald’s next dibs at the UFC welterweight title card has been revoked. This news comes two months after UFC president Dana White promised MacDonald would face the winner of the UFC 181 rematch between then-champ Johny...
Via 5thRound.com
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald’s time has finally come

Upon entering the cage to begin the first main event of his UFC career, Rory “Ares” MacDonald lulled the man who would stand across from him into his world before their fist fight even started. His opponent, Belgium’s Tarec Saffiedine, was bouncing around in the cage before the Canadian entered. As he continued to stare into the soul of Saffiedine, a “Sponge” from Brussels...
Via Fight Booth
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald TKO’s Tarec Saffiedine In 3rd Round At UFC Fight Night 54

Rory MacDonald opted to stand and trade with kickboxing specialist Tarec Saffiedine in the main event of UFC Fight Night 54 last night and proved himself up to the task, edging the action in the opening rounds before TKO’ing the former Strikeforce champion out-of-the-blue with a big uppercut early in the third. Round One: MacDonald feeling out with the jab as the main event gets...
Via Fight Of The Night
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald, Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Chad Kelades and Patrick Holohan Earn Bonuses at UFC Fight Night 54

Rory MacDonald (pictured), Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Chad Kelades and Patrick Holohan each pocketed an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday at “UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine.” Kelades and Holohan went at it for 15 exciting minutes to take “Fight of the Night.” Kelades also scored a unanimous decision victory. Aubin-Mercier submitted Jake...
Via 5thRound.com
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tarec Saffeidine Steals The Thunder From Rory MacDonald At UFC Fight 54 Weigh-ins

Rory MacDonald squares off against Tarec Saffiedine at the UFN 54 weigh-ins (Mandatory Credit: Martin Blais/H4TV NEWS) All 24 fighters on the UFC Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine card made weight. But the routine formality of the event does not mean the event lacked its fair share of intrigue. The more than one thousand fans who arrived to witness the official kick-off of...
Via The Sports Journal
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald handily defeats Tyron Woodley by unanimous decision

VANCOUVER -- Rory MacDonald showed up to UFC 174 with a mission to prove he deserved to be in the conversation to earn the next crack at the welterweight title and champion Johny Hendricks. While MacDonald's performances have been uneven in fights against opponents such as Jake Ellenberger and Robbie Lawler, he looked like a completely confident fighter standing toe-to-toe with powerful...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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