154 Search Results for Michael McDonald

Sep 28, 2017 7:46 am

Former UFC title challenger Michael McDonald makes his Bellator debut this December

Over the last few years, Bellator MMA has signed a procession of high-profile free agents. One of the finest free agents they’ve picked up to date is Michael McDonald, a former UFC bantamweight who once fought Renan Barao for the interim bantamweight crown. McDonald’s Bellator debut is now set, per MMAJunkie.com. He’ll make that debut...

Jan 25, 2017 3:58 pm

Michael McDonald opens up on financial struggles preventing his return

At one point in time, UFC bantamweight Michael McDonald was one of the most highly touted bantamweight prospects on the UFC roster. An 8-fight win streak that ‘Mayday’ rode from the regional scene into the top 10 of the UFC’s bantamweight division had the young prospect fighting Renan Barao in 2013 for the interim UFC...

Sep 9, 2016 8:57 am

Aljamain Sterling Wants Rafael Assuncao or Michael McDonald in NYC

On November 12, the UFC will set up shop in New York City’s Madison Square Garden with UFC 205. This week, this anticipated card’s first match-ups were announced. First, we learned that the card would feature a lightweight bout between Al Iaquinta and Thiago Alves. Days later, we learned that a long-rumored bout between Robbie...

Jul 14, 2016 9:40 am

VIDEO | John Lineker knocks out Michael McDonald

Wednesday night in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, #8 ranked bantamweight John Lineker knocked out #5 ranked Michael McDonald in impressive fashion. Lineker dominated the bout from the start, rocking McDonald extremely quickly, before ultimately getting the finish later in the round. Check out the video above!

Jul 13, 2016 8:38 pm

UFC Sioux Falls Results: John Lineker KO’s Michael McDonald

A bantamweight bout between Michael McDonald and John Lineker served as the main attraction of tonight’s UFC Fight Night event in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Round one begins and after a long feel out both fighters trade punches. Both men are trading punches. A huge right hand lands for Lineker. McDonald is rocked. John is...

May 19, 2016 1:28 pm

John Lineker set to take on Michael McDonald in a bantamweight clash

The UFC announced an exciting bantamweight matchup that is bound to be a war as John Lineker is set to take on Michael McDonald at UFC Fight Night 91. The fight takes place on July 13 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. McDonald vs. Lineker will be featured as the...

Jan 2, 2016 9:11 am

UFC 195 Video: Michael McDonald Returns – Bantamweights Be Warned

The last time Michael McDonald stepped foot into the octagon was December of 2013 against Urijah Faber fighting in ‘The California Kid’s” backyard.   The result of the contest was Faber’s infamous submission (guillotine choke) ending the fight inside of the second round. McDonald took a jump in competition and experience when he fought Miguel...

Nov 10, 2015 9:18 am

Michael McDonald returns from 2-year layoff at UFC 195

It has been nearly 2 years since Michael ‘Mayday’ McDonald has been inside the Octagon. In his last outing, ‘Mayday’ lost to Urijah Faber via submission in a #1 contender bout. Earlier this week it was announced by the UFC that McDonald would be returning to the Octagon at UFC 195 on January 2nd to...

Oct 9, 2015 7:53 am

Michael McDonald’s Been Absent Because The UFC Doesn’t Pay Him Enough

UFC bantamweight fighter Michael McDonald hasn’t fought since 2013, where he lost to Urijah Faber via guillotine choke in the second round. In a recent interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, McDonald talked about his long layoff and said that he isn’t really interested in fighting for the UFC if they’re going to keep paying him...

Sep 3, 2015 2:27 pm

Top Bantamweight Michael McDonald Ready To Make His Return

UFC bantamweight Michael McDonald is looking to make his long awaited return to the octagon before the end of the year. Reported on Wednesday’s UFC Tonight, McDonald’s coach says the fighter is all healed up and looking to get a fight before 2015 comes to an end. McDonald has been out since Dec. of 2013,...

May 11, 2015 6:00 pm

Free Fight! Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald

‘UFC featherweight “The California Kid” Urijah Faber takes on young gun Michael McDonald in Sacramento, California. Faber battles Frankie Edgar in the main event at UFC Fight Night in Manila, Philippines.’ By: Ryan C. Miller | @ryancmiller1630 THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Ronda Rousey’s Intense Judo Workout — WATCH!

Nov 20, 2014 10:44 am

Michael McDonald targeting spring 2015 comeback

Michael McDonald is targeting a spring 2015 return to the UFC after undergoing successful wrist surgery earlier this year. McDonald was on the cusp of a title shot at the end of last year, but was stopped in his tracks by Urijah Faber, who secured a dominant second round submission win over ‘Mayday’ to earn...

Nov 1, 2014 2:00 pm

UFC’s Michael McDonald Bulking Up

“I guess what I’ve learned is I’m different. I can’t do what everyone else is doing. I could actually gain some weight and strengthen my muscles and bones. I’m going towards more traditional heavy lifting, which people say, ‘Don’t do in MMA.’ It’s making my joints feel great. The best way I can describe it...

Dec 14, 2013 9:34 pm

.gif | Urijah Faber Chokes Out Michael McDonald

Urijah Faber cemented himself as a true contender to the UFC’s bantamweight crown. The former WEC champion put away the very game Michael McDonald, choking out the young fighter early in the second round. Here’s the replay: Here’s More: .gif | “Might Mouse” K.O.’s Benavidez Early In The First .gif | Chad Mendes vs. Nik...

Dec 12, 2013 9:39 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX 9: Michael McDonald Surprised Over Reaction to Abstinent News

Michael McDonald explains whether he ever thought he’d be facing his UFC on Fox 9 opponent Urijah Faber in his opponent’s hometown, how he anticipated fighting Faber and other WEC greats, why Faber is a continuously improving fighter, the surprise he feels at the revelation he’s sexually abstinent and much more.

Sep 11, 2013 5:50 pm

Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald Set for UFC on FOX 9 Co-Main Event

Ever since the UFC announced that UFC on FOX 9 will take place in Sacramento, California, talks of ‘The California Kid’ Urijah Faber (29-6) being placed on the card sounded less like rumor and more accurately, like a sure thing, as Faber fights out of Sacramento. Faber will face fellow former number one bantamweight contender,...

Aug 19, 2013 7:01 am

VIDEO | UFC Fight Night 26: Michael McDonald vs. Brad Pickett Full Highlights

Video: UFC on FOX Sports 1: McDonald/Pickett Former bantamweight title challenger Michael McDonald put on a dominating performance over Brad Pickett on Saturday night. If you missed it, check out the highlights above. OTHER FIGHT FIGHT NIGHT 26 VIDEO’S: Siler vs. Brown McDonald vs. Picket Brown vs. Pyle Faber vs. Alcantara Browne vs. Overeem Sonnen...

Jun 4, 2013 7:57 pm

Brad Pickett vs. Michael McDonald Set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 Co-Main Event

  A bantamweight clash between two fan favorites is set for the co-main event of UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 as Brad Pickett (23-7) faces off with Michael McDonald (15-2). The bout was announced in the shadow of today’s main event announcement for the same show. Pickett is coming off of a close victory...

Dec 5, 2012 10:40 am

Dana White confirms Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald title fight in 2013 | UFC News

With the news that current UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz will be on the shelf for another 6-9 months due to a second ACL surgery, UFC President Dana White has confirmed that interim champ Renan Barao (29-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) will now defend his belt against Michael McDonald (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in early 2013. Barao, who won the...

Sep 21, 2017 1:41 pm

Jorge Masvidal Would ‘Slap Up’ Michael Bisping for a McDonald’s Meal

Slated to fight welterweight contender Stephen Thompson at UFC 217, it’s a middleweight that Jorge Masvidal has on his mind. Not just any middleweight, but one he will share that November card with. Michael Bisping ripped up a Cuban flag while watching Yoel Romero’s fight with Robert Whittaker at UFC 213, something Masvidal vented to...

Jan 3, 2016 11:07 am

Michael “Mayday” McDonald UFC 195 Video: Slick BJJ moves to victory

It was a long time coming, but after two years Michael “Mayday” McDonald was long overdue and returned back to action last night in Las Vegas. McDonald’s two losses in the last five years came by former champ Renan Barao and former WEC champ Urijah Faber.   With the Kanehara on full mount with both...

Oct 20, 2015 8:37 am

Michael ‘Mayday’ McDonald receives hilarious fan mail

Fighters are no stranger to receiving fan mail from fans requesting autographs, however Michael ‘Mayday’ McDonald was in for quite the shock when he opened this piece of fan mail. Enclosed in an envelope was a picture of Michael McDonald, former singer for the Doobie Brothers, not 16-3 UFC bantamweight Michael McDonald. Well this is...

Jan 2, 2016 7:05 pm

UFC 195 FS1 Prelim Results: McDonald vs Kanehara

Michael McDonald (16-3 MMA) vs Masonori Kanehara (25-12-5 MMA). It’s been over two years since Michael “Mayday” McDonald has seen any action in the octagon and tonight he’s got his hands full if the fight hits the ground against the black belt in BJJ Kanehara. McDonald is skilled on the ground but we’ll see if...

Jul 20, 2015 2:27 pm

UFC Rankings Report: Michael Bisping’s Win Gets Ignored

Michael Bisping and Thales Leites clashed in the main event of UFC Fight Night 72. Even though Bisping came out on top, his ranking in the middleweight division did not change at all as he remained at #9. Anderson Silva continues to drop in the pound for pound rankings, this week dropping TWO spots to...