Rory MacDonald

Bellator’s Scott Coker reveals time frame, location for MacDonald vs. Lima grand prix final

The end is in sight for the Bellator welterweight grand prix. According to Bellator president Scott Coker, the promotion has a time frame and location in mind for the tournament final between champion Rory MacDonald and former champ Douglas Lima. At a media day held Wednesday in Burbank, Calif.,...

Bellator 221: MacDonald or Gracie? It doesn’t matter to Douglas Lima – mostly

Gallery Douglas Lima def. Michael Page at Bellator 221: Best photos ROSEMONT, Ill. – Now that Douglas Lima has punched his ticket – literally – to another crack at the welterweight title, he doesn’t care who he has to beat to get his belt back. Well, mostly. Lima (31-7...

Trading Shots: What do we make of Rory MacDonald’s admission that it’s harder to hurt people with God in his life?

Rory MacDonald wasn’t pleased with his performance at Bellator 220, and he attributed it in part to his relationship with a divine power. What do we make of that, coming from the Bellator welterweight champion? Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMA Junkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to...

Rory MacDonald, Jon Fitch on fallout from Firas Zahabi’s steroid accusation

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Rory MacDonald and Jon Fitch didn’t anticipate walking into fight week with steroid accusations lingering over their Bellator 220 headliner. But the apparent anger that motivated MacDonald’s longtime coach to call Fitch a cheater brought little more than a shrug from the opponents scheduled to...

Firas Zahabi expects ‘cheater’ Jon Fitch to be on PEDs for Bellator title fight vs. Rory MacDonald

Firas Zahabi is not exactly known as an MMA personality who stirs the pot. The Montreal-based martial artist is best known as the head trainer for TriStar Gym, which has produced greats such as former UFC two-division champion Georges St-Pierre and current Bellator welterweight titleholder Rory MacDonald. So when...

Bellator welterweight title fight added to June 14 card in New York

A welterweight title fight is planned for Bellator’s return to New York’s Madison Square Garden. Champion Rory MacDonald’s title is on the line throughout the eight-man grand prix, and he is currently scheduled to face Jon Fitch in a quarterfinal matchup April 27 at Bellator 220. Whoever emerges victorious...

Even with padding, you don’t want to be on the other end of Douglas Lima’s leg kicks

Here’s a pro tip: If you’re a human leg, you might want to avoid being locked inside a cage with Douglas Lima. Just ask Rory MacDonald’s legs. They might not be able to talk, but you know how they say that sometimes “a picture is worth a thousand words”? This...

Bellator 206 ceremonial weigh-ins video, photos: Two belts on stage

nt" SAN JOSE – The Bellator 206 ceremonial weigh-ins took place today, and MMAjunkie was on the scene. All in all, the affair was a relatively subdued one, with little in the way of heat as the main card fighters faced off. Once-bitter rivals Quinton Jackson and Wanderlei Silva...

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