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Sep 24, 2017 7:01 am

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald and champ Douglas Lima have first staredown at Bellator 183

Can it be 2018 already?! @phenomlima vs @romac_gorilla who wins??? A post shared by Bellator MMA (@bellatormma) on Sep 23, 2017 at 8:49pm PDT Last night, Bellator MMA returned to sun-soaked San Jose, California with Bellator 183. The card was headlined by a razor-close lightweight scrap between long-time contender Patricky “Pitbull” Freire and former UFC...

Sep 20, 2017 1:19 pm

Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima trade shots on Twitter

On Wednesday, Bellator announced that former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald will have his first chance to fight for a Bellator title on January 20 at The Forum in California. MacDonald will challenge Bellator MMA welterweight champion Douglas Lima. The two fighters didn’t take long to interact on Twitter following the announcement of their...

Sep 20, 2017 7:55 am

BREAKING | Rory MacDonald is finally getting a Bellator title shot

When former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald joined the Bellator family in August of 2016, he was expected to get an immediate title shot. Instead, however, he was booked for a May 2017 scrap with British knockout artist Paul Daley. When MacDonald won this battle with Daley with a second-round submission, he seemed to...

Sep 3, 2017 7:01 am

Rory MacDonald is “convinced” Robbie Lawler was on PEDs at UFC 189

Back in July 0f 2015, Canadian welterweight contender Rory MacDonald and then UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler co-authored one of the greatest fights in MMA history. In the end, Lawler would win this bloody battle, putting his foe down with a fifth-round volley. In the opinion of MacDonald, however, there should be an asterisk attached...

Aug 31, 2017 4:43 pm

Rory MacDonald Wants to Fight Gegard Mousasi in Bellator

When Rory MacDonald walked down the Bellator ramp like Scott Hall showing up at a WCW Nitro broadcast, it sent some pretty big shockwaves through the internet. His debut for the organization wasn’t any less exciting, he submitted Paul Daley in less than two minutes. MacDonald is confident his performance is going to result in...

Aug 20, 2017 9:36 am

Michael Chandler issues challenge to Rory MacDonald, MacDonald replies

Earlier this weekend, former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald began to express his frustration with Bellator’s failure to keep him active. Speaking out on social media, the Canadian star claimed that he hoped to fight again this year, but that the promotion couldn’t make it happen, and that he was getting impatient. unfortunately no...

Aug 20, 2017 7:58 am

Rory MacDonald is getting impatient with Bellator

Rory MacDonald is arguably the highest-profile free agent that Bellator MMA has picked up to date. Unfortunately, the former UFC welterweight title challenger is getting a little frustrated with his new employer. Though MacDonald initially seemed very excited with the way Bellator operates, he has since begun to criticize the promotion in the same way...

May 30, 2017 11:22 am

Rory MacDonald receives stern warning from Bellator middleweight champ

From the moment he joined the Bellator MMA roster, Rory MacDonald has made no secret of his plans. He wants to capture Bellator welterweight gold, he wants to capture Bellator middleweight gold, and he wants to take part in super fights with far heavier opponents ranging from Fedor Emelianenko to Wanderlei Silva. “I’d like to...

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...