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An Ode to Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald

“My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains.”  John Keats UFC 189 was filled with special moments making it one of the greatest PPV’s in the UFC’s history. For many, it was the co-main event that was the most memorable. Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald came together to bring us one of those rare fights. The kind that made us fall in love with the sport. Sure, Conor McGregor...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald Suffers Broken Nose and Foot In UFC 189 Loss (Pic)

Former UFC welterweight top contender Rory MacDonald (pictured) simply can’t catch a break. Actually, he suffered two breaks in Saturday’s TKO loss to champion Robbie Lawler. Lawler and MacDonald put on a thrilling back-and-forth show. Lawler had the lead early, then MacDonald unexpectedly turned the tables with one head kick, but Lawler rallied to finish things off in the...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Robbie Lawler, Rory MacDonald pose after epic brawl

On Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, one of the best events in UFC history went down. The UFC 189 main card featured a knockout of the year contender, three fight of the year candidates, one of the best fights of all-time and the crowning of a new champion. Everyone has been able to see what Conor McGregor has done on his way to the top, but the co-main event was the...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Robbie Lawler Would Have Lost Title If He Hadn’t Finished Rory MacDonald

Robbie Lawler produced a remarkable comeback against Rory MacDonald in the co-main event of UFC 189 in Las Vegas last night to successfully defend his welterweight title for the first time, and his TKO finish was even more special when you realize just how much was at stake in that final round. Both men had put the other in trouble over the course of the four rounds that had proceeded...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 189: Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald (Video Highlights)

Rory MacDonald was dubbed the heir apparent in the UFC welterweight division many moons ago. He finally worked himself into a title affair Saturday at UFC 189, but things didn’t quite work out as planned. Champion Robbie Lawler (pictured) already posted a split decision win over MacDonald in 2013, but was the underdog entering their rematch. He proved the sportsbooks completely...
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UFC 189: Robbie Lawler KO’s Rory MacDonald Defends Belt

Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald took turns punishing each other throughout their UFC 189 co-main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Saturday night, but it was the champion who left with the belt, Lawler successfully defending his welterweight crown for the first time with a fifth-round knockout. “That was the accumulation of a beatdown,” Lawler said. “It wasn’t...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald nose busted up in photo with Robbie Lawler

Rory MacDonald’s nose was JACKED up in his TKO loss to Robbie Lawler at UFC 189 in Las Vegas Saturday, and this photo shows just how bad the damage was to each fighter. The two men battled through a brutal fight before Lawler prevailed with a fifth round TKO. Lawler suffered a cut lip, bruising...Read More
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Robbie Lawler KO’s Rory MacDonald In 5th Round To Retain Title At UFC 189 (VIDEO)

Robbie Lawler KO’d Rory MacDonald at the 1 minute mark of the 5th round at UFC 189 to retain his UFC Welterweight title.  Lawler owned the first two rounds, but a head kick delivered by MacDonald in the 3rd, turned the tide.  MacDonald continued the assault thought the 4th round and had Lawler tired.  From the beating he took in the first two rounds, MacDonald had a badly bloodied...
Via Total Sports Blog
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Robbie Lawler TKO’s Rory MacDonald In Bloody War UFC 189

Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald just put on one of the best title fights we’ve seen in quite some time at UFC 189, and both men looked to have gained the ascendancy at times in this bloody battle, but in the end if was the champion who prevailed with a fifth round TKO finish. Round One: Lawler with a couple of punches over the top to start. MacDonald with a nice right hand....
Via Fight Of The Night
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald: 'I'm ready to win the title and defend it'

The day Rory MacDonald arrived in the UFC and made short work of Mike Guymon in his debut, the young Canadian was already being hailed as the future of the welterweight division. Eventually, MacDonald teamed up with coach Firas Zahabi at the Tristar gym in Montreal where he began working alongside former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre and it didn't take long for him to become the...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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