Rory MacDonald Biography: Rory Joseph MacDonald is a former Canadian MMA fighter who most recently participated in the Professional Fighters League’s Welterweight division.
Rory MacDonald Biography
Rory MacDonald Biography: Rory MacDonald was born on July 22, 1989, in Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada. He is a former Canadian MMA fighter who most recently participated in the Professional Fighters League’s Welterweight division. Before joining the PFL, MacDonald was a Bellator MMA competitor and former Bellator Welterweight World Champion.
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Rory MacDonald Biography: Rory MacDonald was born on July 22, 1989, in Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada.
|Date Of Birth||July 22, 1989|
|Birth Place||Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada|
|Profession||Mixed Martial Artist|
|Net Worth||$1 Million|
Rory MacDonald’s Personal Life
MacDonald and his wife Olivia have a son and a daughter.
What is Rory MacDonald’s Net Worth?
Rory MacDonald is a Canadian MMA fighter with a net worth of $1 million.
Rory MacDonald MMA Career
At the age of 14, MacDonald began training with David Lea and his fight team at Toshido Fighting Arts Academy in Kelowna, British Columbia. He made his professional debut at the age of sixteen, defeating Terry Thiara via rear naked choke in the first round of an Extreme Fighting Challenge event.
He afterward improved to 2-0 by defeating Ken Tran in his KOTC debut. He won a bout in Rumble in the Cage and signed exclusively with King of the Cage. He won two fights after joining and was awarded a chance at the KOTC Canadian Lightweight title, which he won against Kajan Johnson. MacDonald cracked the King of the Cage Lightweight Championship, which he won by knocking out Clay French in the second round. Following the bout, MacDonald came up to welterweight and defeated Elmer Waterhen via armbar in the first round.
Rory MacDonald UFC Career
The UFC contracted MacDonald after he compiled a 9–0 professional record. At UFC Fight Night 20, he made his professional debut against Mike Guymon. Guymon knocked down MacDonald with a right cross, but MacDonald recovered quickly, took Guymon to the ground, and won the fight with an armbar submission in the first round. At UFC 115, MacDonald was defeated by TKO in the third round by Carlos Condit in a fight named Fight of the Night. MacDonald was competitive in the first two rounds due to his effective striking and three takedowns of Condit.
In the final round, Condit returned with a more aggressive approach and finished MacDonald with a combination of elbows and strikes. According to the judges ‘ scorecards, which were disclosed following the bout, MacDonald would have won by divided decision if he hadn’t been knocked out in the final seven seconds of the bout. Following this defeat, Macdonald moved to Montreal and joined Tristar Gym, home to outstanding fighters like former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre.
On February 22, 2014, at UFC 170, MacDonald defeated Demian Maia unanimously, getting his second fight of the Night bonus. MacDonald nearly withdrew from this fight after injuring himself in the hand while cutting an avocado. MacDonald defeated Tyron Woodley unanimously on June 14, 2014, in the co-main event of UFC 174.
MacDonald defeated Tarec Saffiedine via third-round TKO on October 4, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 54. This earned his first bonus award for Performance of the Night. MacDonald was scheduled to face Hector Lombard at UFC 186 on April 25, 2015. On February 10, however, the UFC announced that both participants had been removed from the card and that the pairing had been canceled, as both combatants are expected to be rescheduled against a new opponent.
On July 11, 2015, a rematch with then-champion Robbie Lawler occurred at UFC 189. MacDonald was knocked out in the fifth round. The back-and-forth action earned both competitors the title of Fight of the Night. Fans and media hailed the fight as an instant classic, and UFC President Dana White called it one of the most significant welterweight bouts in the promotion’s history.
MacDonald fought Stephen Thompson on UFC Fight Night 89 on June 18, 2016. A unanimous decision in the fight defeated him. MacDonald will be inducted into the UFC Fight Wing Hall of Fame in July 2023 for his welterweight championship bout in July 2015.