Rory MacDonald Targets Late 2019 for Douglas Lima Rematch in Welterweight Tournament

Back-to-back five round fights within a two-month span have taken their toll on Rory MacDonald, and now Bellator’s reigning welterweight champ needs some time to rest and recover. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Rory MacDonald reveals timeline to return for Douglas Lima rematch

Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald needs some time off. Following back-to-back training camps and 10 rounds spent in the cage with Jon Fitch and Neiman Gracie, MacDonald wants to take a break to allow his body to heal while also awaiting the birth of his second child before booking a rematch against Douglas Lima in […]

Rory MacDonald Thwarts Neiman Gracie, Retains Welterweight Title at Bellator 222

Rory MacDonald looked like his old self. It was an unfortunate development for Neiman Gracie. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Bellator 222 live blog: Rory MacDonald vs. Neiman Gracie

This is the Bellator 222 live blog for Rory MacDonald vs. Neiman Gracie, a Bellator welterweight title fight at Friday’s Bellator event at Madison Square Garden in New York. MacDonald, who is 2-2-1 in his last five fights, will face Gracie, who is 9-0 in his career, in the co-main event. The winner of this […]

Bellator 222 ‘MacDonald vs. Gracie’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live Bellator 222 coverage begins Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Bellator 222: MacDonald vs. Gracie predictions

With one win, Rory MacDonald can erase all doubts that he’s still worthy of being considered the very best in the world at 170 pounds. All he has to do is stop a hungry challenger from a legendary family who has submitted almost every man who’s stepped into the cage with him. No pressure. A […]

Bellator 222 Results: MacDonald vs. Gracie

MMA Fighting has Bellator 222 results for the MacDonald vs. Gracie fight card Friday night at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. In the main event. Bellator welterweight Rory MacDonald will put his title on the line against undefeated Neiman Gracie. Veterans Chael Sonnen and Lyoto Machida will square off in the co-main […]

Rory MacDonald to Doubters: ‘Tune in’

Rory MacDonald knows what people were thinking prior to his arrival for the Bellator 222 media day. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

VIDEO: Rory MacDonald feels he’s entered ‘new chapter’ after addressing doubts in last bout

NEW YORK CITY – Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald discusses his upcoming title defense against Neiman Gracie at Bellator 222, his recent controversial comments questioning his future in the sport, where he’s at mentally, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Bellator 222: Make your predictions for Rory MacDonald vs. Neiman Gracie

We want your predictions for Friday’s Bellator 222 event in New York. Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, and we’ll use the official tallies that are registered by Wednesday at noon ET (9 a.m. PT). Those MMA Junkie reader consensus picks […]

Rory MacDonald vs. Neiman Gracie to headline Bellator 222

A championship bout will close out Bellator 222. Officials confirmed Tuesday that Rory MacDonald’s welterweight title defense against unbeaten challenger Neiman Gracie will headline Bellator 222, with a light heavyweight bout between Lyoto Machida and Chael Sonnen serving as the co-main event. The bout order had been in question given the star power of Machida, […]

Rory MacDonald vs. Neiman Gracie – not Lyoto Machida vs. Chael Sonnen – is Bellator 222’s main event

The bulk of the hype leading into Bellator’s return to New York’s Madison Square Garden has been geared towards the matchup between former UFC light heavyweight championLyoto Machida and longtime contender Chael Sonnen. For good reason: This is a fight that simply feels like it should have been made long ago, and it’s finally happening. […]

Rory MacDonald Credits Revitalized Christian Faith As Reason He’s Let Go Of Anger

Between Rory MacDonald’s majority draw against Jon Fitch in their Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix quarterfinal and his surprising post-fight statements, the reigning Bellator MMA 170-pound champ has had to do quite a bit of explaining in order to convince the world his heart is still in the sport. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Douglas Lima, Michael Page offer takes on Rory MacDonald

When Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald and Jon Fitch stepped into the cage at Bellator 220 this past Saturday, it’s safe to say not many fans or pundits predicted it would end in a majority draw. But that’s exactly how their main event scrap played out inside the SAP Center in San Jose. While the […]

The A-Side Live Chat: Iaquinta vs. Cerrone, Brock Lesnar, UFC Fort Lauderdale aftermath, DC vs. Miocic 2, Rory MacDonald, more

This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting. Today on the show, Shaun will be joined by The Man In The Hat himself, Chuck Mindenhall, to discuss the latest developments in the UFC’s heavyweight division. Brock Lesnar has told Dana White that he’s retiring, so what does that mean for the rest of the […]

Bellator 220 salaries: Rory MacDonald leads field with $200,000 purse

Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald led the disclosed payroll for Bellator 220, cashing a flat $200,000 purse for his headlining bout against Jon Fitch. The California State Athletic Commission released Bellator 220’s official purse list following the event on Saturday, which was first reported by MMA Junkie. MacDonald and Fitch fought to a majority draw […]

Bellator 220 Medical Suspensions: Rory MacDonald, Four Others Facing 180-Day Terms

Rory MacDonald will need medical clearance before he can advance to face Neiman Gracie in the Bellator welterweight grand prix. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Bellator 220 medical suspensions: Rory MacDonald, four others potentially out six months

Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald led a field of five fighters to be issued potentially lengthy medical suspensions in the aftermath of Bellator 220. The California State Athletic Commission released the event’s finalized medical suspension report to MMA Fighting on Monday. MacDonald fought to a majority draw against Jon Fitch in the main event of […]

Rory MacDonald ‘right now’ plans to face Neiman Gracie in grand prix semis, but future uncertain

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald doesn’t know what his long-term future holds in the sport. But in the short term, his plan for right now is to finish what he started. “I can’t really give a definitive answer (about my future),” MacDonald (20-5-1 MMA, 2-1-1 BMMA) said after advancing to the […]

After Questioning Career, Rory MacDonald Expects to Face Neiman Gracie at Bellator NYC

Shortly after Rory MacDonald learned he had advanced in Bellator’s welterweight grand prix by virtue of a majority decision against Jon Fitch, he sounded like a man that was ready to step away from the sport. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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