Countdown to UFC 167: Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler

No. 3-ranked Welterweight Rory MacDonald has a chance to prove he deserves to fight for the 170-pound title at this weekend’s UFC 167 in Las Vegas. The surging “Ares” has won five fights in a row, with his last loss coming to Carlos Condit in 2010.

MacDonald was supposed to have his rematch with Condit at March’s UFC 158, but a neck injury put his fight with “The Natural Born Killer” on hold. Instead, he’ll face off with the surging “Ruthless.”

After debuting in the Octagon way back in 2002, Lawler made his successful return to the promotion by knocking out Josh Koscheck and Bobby Voelker in devastating fashion. Lawler is a dark horse contender at Welterweight because he can end any fighter’s night with a well-timed punch or kick.

However, “Ares” may be one of the toughest challenges he’s faced in his lengthy MMA career. The UFC recently released “Countdown to UFC 167: Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler.” Check out the video below and give us your thoughts on the hard-hitting bout in the comments!

 

 



4 Comments

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    MagicMMA

    November 12, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Tough fight for both guys, but I have Rory's technique and experience abasing high level competition taking the W

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    Entity

    November 12, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Lawler is mentally tough as h3ll. He won't walk into that fight with anything less than destruction on his mind. It wouldn't surprise me to see Robbie get a KO on Rory. He has good boxing, dangerous knees and a ton of power. His takedown defense has improved.
    Rory taking him down is the only way I see Rory winning this match up.

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    Entity

    November 12, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    I'm so pumped for this fight, I came back into the thread again!

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    HolyGrimace666

    November 13, 2013 at 12:19 am

    fug rory!

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