The black belt in no-gi Bjj Rory MacDonald entered this fight with a professional mma record of 18-3-0 (72% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.6 welterweight in the world but he comes off the loss against #1 Ufc champion Robbie Lawler (=Lawler vs MacDonald 2).
His opponent, the black belt in karate and former Wako kickboxing world champion Stephen Thompson, has an official record of 12-1-0 (67% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.2 in the same weight class. His only loss occurred when he faced Matt Brown in 2012, since then he has won six consecutive fights beating Jake Ellenberger (=Ellenberger vs Thompson) and Johny Hendricks in his last two (=Hendricks vs Thompson). MacDonald vs Thompson is the main event of the UFC Fight Night 89. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 89: Macdonald vs Thompson
Where: TD Place Arena, Ottawa, Canada
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
MacDonald’s previous fight: Robbie Lawler vs Rory MacDonald 2
Thompson’s previous fight: Johny Hendricks vs Stephen Thompson
Thompson’s next fight: Tyron Woodley vs Stephen Thompson
MacDonald’s next fight: Rory MacDonald vs Paul Daley
(Free embeddable highlights video hosted on Youtube)