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May 24, 2017 1:26 pm

Rory MacDonald wants to become simultaneous two-division Bellator champion

Former UFC welterweight staple Rory MacDonald recently made his highly anticipated Bellator MMA debut this past weekend when he picked up an impressive 2nd round submission win over knockout artist Paul Daley. Following the win, MacDonald spoke in his Bellator MMA post-fight in-cage interview to discuss the journey he has been on since his last...

May 23, 2017 7:44 am

Report: Rory MacDonald made bank for his first fight in the Bellator cage

Last weekend, former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald made his anticipated debut in the Bellator cage. This debut couldn’t have gone better, as he dominated his dangerous foe Paul Daley to a second-round choke for the win. In advance of this fight, MacDonald made the surprising admission that in terms of sponsorship money, he...

May 20, 2017 10:28 am

Rory MacDonald has his sights set on two MMA legends

Rory MacDonald has his sights set on two MMA legends Former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald (19-4 MMA) made his highly anticipated Bellator MMA debut last night in London, England when he squared off with knockout artist Paul Daley in the evening’s featured bout. MacDonald was able to put on a dominant performance against...

May 20, 2017 9:58 am

Rory MacDonald reflects on win over Paul Daley

Friday afternoon in the United Kingdom, UFC veteran Rory MacDonald made his highly anticipated Bellator MMA debut against heavy handed knockout artist Paul Daley. MacDonald dominated the opening round, using his grappling to take Daley down and negate his knockout power. In the second round, MacDonald once again took Daley to the ground, this time...


May 20, 2017 9:52 am

Pros react to Rory MacDonald’s submission victory over Paul Daley

Pros react to Rory MacDonald’s submission victory over Paul Daley Former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald (19-4 MMA) made his highly anticipated Bellator MMA debut against Paul “Semtex” Daley last night in London, England. “The Red King” put on a dominant performance against the hard-hitting Daley, which culminated in a second-round submission victory (rear-naked...

May 19, 2017 2:48 pm

SPOILERS! Rory MacDonald vs. Paul Daley results

Former UFC welterweight veteran Rory MacDonald stepped into the Bellator MMA cage for the first time on May 19th in the United Kingdom as he fought heavy handed knockout artist Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley. Going into the fight, there was much question about where MacDonald, a fighter who was near the pinnacle of combat sports when...

May 17, 2017 1:34 pm

VIDEO | Paul Daley gets an intense Rory MacDonald to crack a smile during faceoff

Many are anxious to see former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald get back to competition as he is set to make his debut for the Bellator MMA promotion on Friday. The former #1 UFC ranked welterweight contender will take on the hard-hitting Paul Daley in his debut at Bellator 179, which is taking place in...

May 16, 2017 11:10 am

Rory MacDonald taking sponsorship money cut moving from UFC to Bellator

For many fighters that moved over to Bellator from the UFC, the sponsorship dollars were likely a big factor in their decisions to switch things up. Take Ryan Bader for example. Bader said he would be making three to four times as much in personal sponsorship money fighting under Bellator than he was getting with...

May 3, 2017 9:50 am

Rory MacDonald training with original coach ahead of Bellator debut

Rory MacDonald was a staple of the UFC’s welterweight division for many years prior to his departure from the promotion last year, which saw him promptly sign a contract with Bellator MMA. While MacDonald’s Bellator MMA debut fight wasn’t immediately announced, the former UFC welterweight staple reveled that he was going to take his time...

Apr 21, 2017 1:21 pm

Rory MacDonald cracks open on the possibility of fighting in the UFC again

Bellator MMA has picked up a few of the UFC’s high-ranked fighters including former UFC welterweight challenger Rory MacDonald. MacDonald is set to make his Bellator MMA debut against knockout artist Paul Daley in Bellator 179’s main event on May 19 at the SSE Arena in London. Speaking with BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor on a recent...

Apr 20, 2017 2:18 pm

Rory MacDonald: Tyron Woodley being UFC champ makes me look better

Having defended the welterweight title twice – albeit in two close fights with the same man – UFC welterweight titleholder Tyron Woodley is looking like he could emerge as a pretty dominant champion. We do, however, know that he can be beaten. Rory MacDonald was the most recent fighter to prove this. MacDonald beat Woodley...

Apr 19, 2017 2:02 pm

Rory MacDonald reflects on ‘Greatest Fight in UFC History’ with Robbie Lawler

Rory MacDonald is set to make his Bellator MMA debut at Bellator 179 in the main event on May 19. The former UFC title challenger will have his hands full as he takes on the knockout specialist Paul Daley at the SSE Arena in London. MacDonald spoke with BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor on Monday’s episode of...

Apr 4, 2017 9:30 am

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald calls for headbutts in MMA

Former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald, who is scheduled to make his Bellator debut against Paul Daley in London on May 19, is one of the best welterweights on earth. He’s also an advocate for a much more primal ruleset for the sport of mixed martial arts. MacDonald has discussed his desire for a baser set of...

Feb 21, 2017 9:20 am

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald and Paul Daley have first staredown ahead of Bellator 179 battle

Late last year, it was announced that former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald had signed with Bellator MMA. For a time, it looked as though the dangerous Canadian star would be welcomed into the Bellator fold by the organization’s welterweight champ, Douglas Lima. In a somewhat surprising twist, however, it was recently announced the MacDonald’s...

Feb 9, 2017 12:48 pm

Rory MacDonald sends a daunting message with announcement of Bellator debut vs Paul Daley

On Thursday, Bellator MMA announced that former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald is set to make his debut fighting for their promotion. MacDonald will face Bellator welterweight knockout artist Paul Daley on May 19 at Bellator 179 as the promotion makes its way back to London. Bellator announced their signing of MacDonald back in August...

Feb 9, 2017 8:00 am

Rory MacDonald Bellator debut official for May

We now have an official date for the highly anticipated Rory MacDonald Bellator debut! In 2016, news broke that Bellator MMA had signed former UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald to a contract. While MacDonald was certainly a massive addition to Bellator’s 170 pound roster, The Red King expressed his desire to take some time to...

Jan 24, 2017 9:09 am

Rory MacDonald responds to Paul Daley callout

This past Saturday at Bellator 170, knockout artist Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley picked up another highlight reel knockout as he knocked Brennan Ward out with a vicious flying knee in the co-main event. The win returned Daley to the win column after dropping a unanimous decision to Douglas Lima at Bellator 158 back in July of...

Dec 2, 2016 4:19 pm

Former UFC title contender Rory MacDonald sets up first Bellator fight on Twitter

It was a major shakeup when former #1 UFC ranked welterweight, Rory MacDonald was announced a signed Bellator MMA fighter. Now, just a little over three months have passed since MacDonald signed under Bellator, it looks like the Canadian just did some matchmaking himself on social media and arranged for his first fight since leaving...

Oct 3, 2016 8:06 am

Stephen Thompson: Rory MacDonald schooled Tyron Woodley

In the co-main event of UFC 205, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will put his 170 pound strap on the line as he faces arguably the greatest striker in the UFC today, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. Thompson, who rides a 7-fight win streak into the bout that has seen him pick up several spectacular highlight reel finishes,...

Sep 22, 2016 8:57 am

Rory MacDonald calls for NHB throwback fight with no judges or weight classes

Newly signed Bellator welterweight Rory MacDonald seems to be a glutton for punishment. After two brutal wars with ‘Ruthless’ Robbie Lawler, you would think that Rory would have some trepidation over another dogfight. But of course none of that matters to MacDonald, who took to Twitter on Wednesday to request a no holds barred fight in...

Sep 16, 2016 10:21 am

Rory MacDonald up for “gangster weight” fight with Chael Sonnen

Less than 24 hours ago, former UFC middleweight, and light heavyweight, title challenger Chael Sonnen announced that he had ended his retirement, and signed an exclusive multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA. While no date was given for Sonnen’s first fight, there was some speculation regarding whether Sonnen would fight at middleweight, or light heavyweight given...

Sep 4, 2016 12:35 pm

Rory MacDonald is a Fan of the Brutal Rules used in Early Days of MMA

MMA can be pretty brutal at times. As fans of the sport, we frequently witness thunderous knockouts, bloody battles, and freak injuries. Yet MMA is also a heavily regulated sport, with a long list of rules in place to promote fighter safety. Groin shots are illegal. Eye pokes are too. Headbutts are forbidden. Hair-pulling is...

Aug 31, 2016 9:11 pm

Rory MacDonald addresses criticism of Bellator roster

When longtime UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald officially signed with Bellator MMA, many members of the MMA community began criticizing ‘The Red King’ for the move, stating that MacDonald won’t be facing as tough of competition in Bellator as he did in the UFC. MacDonald took to Twitter to address the criticism: ppl sayin bellator doesnt...

Aug 31, 2016 2:40 pm

VIDEO | Watch Rory MacDonald Get a Warm Welcome to Bellator

One of the biggest stories of the last week has been Rory MacDonald’s move from the UFC to Bellator, where a long list of exciting new matchups now await him. Now that the dust has settled, Bellator has released some awesome, behind the scenes footage of MacDonald’s first moments as a Bellator fighter. Watch the video above to...