Rory MacDonald

PFL champion Ray Cooper III’s 2020 hit list includes Magomed Magomedkerimov, Rory MacDonald

Ray Cooper III has his eyes on multiple matchups for the upcoming PFL season. Cooper (20-7-1 MMA, 7-2-1 PFL) won the 2019 welterweight season, capturing the title and $1 million dollars. Heading into the semifinals, Cooper was matched up with Magomed Magomedkerimov, who beat him in the 2018 finals,...

Bellator free fight: Gegard Mousasi batters Rory MacDonald in champ-vs.-champ showdown

Former Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi has plans to reunite with the title when he takes on Douglas Lima on May 9 at Bellator 242. Welterweight champion Lima will step up to 185 pounds to tussle with Mousasi for the now vacant middleweight title in San Jose, and both...

Rory MacDonald thinks Douglas Lima trilogy still possible: ‘Never know where our paths cross again’

nt" NEW YORK – The score isn’t settled between Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima, but MacDonald isn’t too concerned about it. Having recently signed with PFL, former Bellator welterweight champion MacDonald (21-6-1 MMA, 3-2-1 BMMA) has split two fights with the current champ Lima (32-7 MMA, 14-3 BMMA). In...

Rory MacDonald loves idea of frequent fights with PFL: ‘I always crave being more active’

NEW YORK – Rory MacDonald isn’t going to fight forever, and he knows it. This is part of the reason why the Canadian standout, who is only 30 but has competed professionally since he was 16, is glad he’s now a part of the Professional Fighters League. Should the...

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Oct. 29: Welterweight gets shaken up

Douglas Lima and Demian Maia earned big wins over ranked opponents in the welterweight division this past weekend, but only one of them made a major jump in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings. On Saturday at Bellator 232, Lima regained the 170-pound title for the third time...

Rory MacDonald feeling ‘better than ever,’ hopes to re-sign after a dominant Bellator 232 win

NEW YORK – After the opening round of the Bellator welterweight grand prix tournament, Rory MacDonald didn’t exactly sound motivated. In front of the world, he openly questioned if he had what it took to be a fighter anymore. Six months later, MacDonald’s demeanor has completely changed. On the...

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...

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