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Calgary Sun
Demian Maia makes quick work of Carlos Conditis the presumptive No. 1 contender, having won seven straight, including victor
Demian Maia makes quick work of Carlos Condit
Calgary Sun / Posted 16 hours ago
is the presumptive No. 1 contender, having won seven straight, including victories over former champ Johny Hendricks and Rory MacDonald. “I knew it would be a hard fight and I’m just so happy that I think now I earned the title shot; now finally... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Demian Maia wants UFC title shot if he beats Carlos Condit in Vancouversaid Maia, who boasts a career record of 23-6 and enters this fight with five w
Demian Maia wants UFC title shot if he beats Carlos Condit in Vancouver
The Globe and Mail / Posted yesterday
said Maia, who boasts a career record of 23-6 and enters this fight with five wins in a row. His last loss was to Canadian Rory MacDonald more than two years ago. It’s been more than a year since the 38-year-old Maia last fought for five rounds. He... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Bellator 160: Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire quits with leg injury, handing victory to Benson Henderson32 seconds into the second round. Bellator also announced the official signing
Bellator 160: Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire quits with leg injury, handing victory to Benson Henderson
Los Angeles Times / Posted yesterday
32 seconds into the second round. Bellator also announced the official signing of former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald of Canada, who staged the 2015 fight of the year in a loss to then-champion Robbie Lawler. MacDonald said... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Benson Henderson gets first Bellator win after Freire quitssigning to date as the promotion pursues parity with the industry-leading UFC,
Benson Henderson gets first Bellator win after Freire quits
Sportsnet.ca / Posted yesterday
signing to date as the promotion pursues parity with the industry-leading UFC, but he was officially joined Friday night by Rory MacDonald, a possible future opponent. MacDonald, the former UFC welterweight title contender, announced his decision to... Read more
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CTV News
Bellator signs former UFC title contender Rory MacDonaldANAHEIM, Calif. -- Former UFC welterweight title contender Rory MacDonald has s
Bellator signs former UFC title contender Rory MacDonald
CTV News / Posted yesterday
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Former UFC welterweight title contender Rory MacDonald has signed with Bellator. MacDonald announced his decision Friday night during the Bellator 160 show, walking into Honda Center in front of a large Canadian flag. MacDonald... Read more
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TSN
Bellator signs former UFC contender MacDonaldANAHEIM, Calif. — Former UFC welterweight title contender Rory MacDonald has si
Bellator signs former UFC contender MacDonald
TSN / Posted yesterday
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Former UFC welterweight title contender Rory MacDonald has signed with Bellator. MacDonald announced his decision Friday night during the Bellator 160 show, walking into Honda Center in front of a large Canadian flag. MacDonald... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Bellator signs ex-UFC title contender Rory MacDonaldANAHEIM, Calif. — Former UFC welterweight title contender Rory MacDonald has si
Bellator signs ex-UFC title contender Rory MacDonald
Calgary Sun / Posted yesterday
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Former UFC welterweight title contender Rory MacDonald has signed with Bellator. MacDonald announced his decision Friday night during the Bellator 160 show, walking into Honda Center in front of a large Canadian flag. MacDonald... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Bellator signs former Canadian UFC title contender Rory MacDonaldANAHEIM, Calif. - Former UFC welterweight title contender Rory MacDonald has si
Bellator signs former Canadian UFC title contender Rory MacDonald
Brandon Sun / Posted yesterday
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Former UFC welterweight title contender Rory MacDonald has signed with Bellator. MacDonald announced his decision Friday night during the Bellator 160 show, walking into Honda Center in front of a large Canadian flag. MacDonald... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Bellator signs former UFC title contender Rory MacDonaldANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Former UFC welterweight title contender Rory MacDonald h
Bellator signs former UFC title contender Rory MacDonald
The Record Searchlight / Posted yesterday
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Former UFC welterweight title contender Rory MacDonald has signed with Bellator. MacDonald announced his decision Friday night during the Bellator 160 show, walking into Honda Center in front of a large Canadian... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
Maia sees Condit fight as step on path to title shotin the welterweight division for me,'' said Maia, who is 23-6 and has won five
Maia sees Condit fight as step on path to title shot
KRCR TV Redding / Posted yesterday
in the welterweight division for me,'' said Maia, who is 23-6 and has won five in a row. His last loss was to Canadian Rory MacDonald more than two years ago. It's been more than a year since the 38-year-old Maia last fought for five rounds. He... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Maia wants title shot if he beats Condit at Fight Night in Vancouversaid Maia, who boasts a career record of 23-6 and enters this fight with five w
Maia wants title shot if he beats Condit at Fight Night in Vancouver
Brandon Sun / Posted 2 days ago
said Maia, who boasts a career record of 23-6 and enters this fight with five wins in a row. His last loss was to Canadian Rory MacDonald more than two years ago. It's been more than a year since the 38-year-old Maia last fought for five rounds. He... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Bellator's Michael Page to face Gonzalez in San Jose Nov. 18martial arts career. Gonzalez has won five straight fights as an underdog. Be
Bellator's Michael Page to face Gonzalez in San Jose Nov. 18
The Record Searchlight / Posted 2 days ago
martial arts career. Gonzalez has won five straight fights as an underdog. Bellator's welterweight division is expected to soon include Rory MacDonald, the Canadian veteran who fought for the UFC title last year. He became a free agent this sum... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
Bellator's Michael Page to face Gonzalez in San Jose Nov. 18martial arts career. Gonzalez has won five straight fights as an underdog. Be
Bellator's Michael Page to face Gonzalez in San Jose Nov. 18
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 2 days ago
martial arts career. Gonzalez has won five straight fights as an underdog. Bellator's welterweight division is expected to soon include Rory MacDonald, the Canadian veteran who fought for the UFC title last year. He became a free agent this sum... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Bellator's Michael Page to face Gonzalez in San Jose Nov. 18martial arts career. Gonzalez has won five straight fights as an underdog. Be
Bellator's Michael Page to face Gonzalez in San Jose Nov. 18
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 2 days ago
martial arts career. Gonzalez has won five straight fights as an underdog. Bellator's welterweight division is expected to soon include Rory MacDonald, the Canadian veteran who fought for the UFC title last year. He became a free agent this sum... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Riverside's Lorenz Larkin rising in UFC rankings as free agency arrivesSaturday’s victory and in a week where Bellator MMA has positioned itself to br
Riverside's Lorenz Larkin rising in UFC rankings as free agency arrives
Los Angeles Times / Posted 2 days ago
Saturday’s victory and in a week where Bellator MMA has positioned itself to bring former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald to its stable, the competition for MMA talent is warming at an ideal time. “We will spend the money for the... Read more
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Sherdog
In the New, Curious Court of ‘The Red King’and sponsors or its parent company, Evolve Media.* * * After nearly seven years
In the New, Curious Court of ‘The Red King’
Sherdog / Posted 2 days ago
and sponsors or its parent company, Evolve Media.* * * After nearly seven years in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Rory MacDonald is off to Bellator MMA. No one is surprised. In fact, with MacDonald's recent comments about wanting to test... Read more
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Sherdog
Donald Cerrone Signs 8-Fight Contract Extension with UFCfirst-round technical knockout victory over Rick Story this past weekend at UFC
Donald Cerrone Signs 8-Fight Contract Extension with UFC
Sherdog / Posted 3 days ago
first-round technical knockout victory over Rick Story this past weekend at UFC 202. However, unlike recent Bellator signee Rory MacDonald, the Jackson-Wink MMA representative is staying put. One of the Las Vegas-based promotion’s most active... Read more
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Sherdog
Preview: UFC on Fox 21 ‘Maia vs. Condit’ - Maia vs. Conditthough it is not as bad as it seems. Maia’s ropey, unpredictable punches and ki
Preview: UFC on Fox 21 ‘Maia vs. Condit’ - Maia vs. Condit
Sherdog / Posted 3 days ago
though it is not as bad as it seems. Maia’s ropey, unpredictable punches and kicks have caught such skilled fighters as Rory MacDonald and Chris Weidman off-guard, and they enable him to hide his relentless takedown attacks. Of the two, Condit... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
MMA Rankings: What's next for Conor McGregor?cracks the top 10 with a submission win over Chris Camozzi. 1. Tyron Woodley
MMA Rankings: What's next for Conor McGregor?
Los Angeles Times / Posted 3 days ago
cracks the top 10 with a submission win over Chris Camozzi. 1. Tyron Woodley 2. Stephen Thompson 3. Robbie Lawler 4. Rory MacDonald 5. Carlos Condit 6. Demian Maia 7. Ben Askren 8. Dong Hyun Kim 9. Andrey Koreshkov 10. Donald... Read more
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TSN
Canadian MacDonald joining BellatorCanadian welterweight Rory MacDonald appears poised for a new MMA home as Floco
Canadian MacDonald joining Bellator
TSN / Posted 3 days ago
Canadian welterweight Rory MacDonald appears poised for a new MMA home as Flocombat.com is reporting that he is heading to Bellator MMA, ending his time with the UFC. The report also indicates that UFC declined their option to match Bellator’s offer... Read more
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TSN
Maia holding out hope for elusive title shotstreak of his own before relinquishing the belt to Woodley at UFC 201 on July 3
Maia holding out hope for elusive title shot
TSN / Posted 3 days ago
streak of his own before relinquishing the belt to Woodley at UFC 201 on July 30. Woodley has won three straight, Canadian Rory MacDonald has won two of his last four, Johny Hendricks has two consecutive losses, and Maia’s next opponent Carlos... Read more
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Bleacher Report
UFC Loses Top Welterweight MacDonald to Bellator: Big Deal or Nah?The Red King has gone in search of a greener fiefdom. Rory MacDonald’s UFC exi
UFC Loses Top Welterweight MacDonald to Bellator: Big Deal or Nah?
Bleacher Report / Posted 3 days ago
The Red King has gone in search of a greener fiefdom. Rory MacDonald’s UFC exit Wednesday was that rare case of “breaking news” that had been in the works for months. Fans have known since a May appearance on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour that... Read more
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Bay Area Reporter
Merry Merolinisby Marcelo Donari's hair/wig and makeup design. From the first strains of the
Merry Merolinis
Bay Area Reporter / Posted 3 days ago
by Marcelo Donari's hair/wig and makeup design. From the first strains of the Overture from Die Fledermaus, conductor Rory Macdonald alerted us to the beautifully prepared quality of the orchestra. The fluency of his direction elicited a rich,... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Rory MacDonald leaves UFC to sign with Bellator MMARory MacDonald is leaving the UFC after more than six years with the promotion,
Rory MacDonald leaves UFC to sign with Bellator MMA
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 4 days ago
Rory MacDonald is leaving the UFC after more than six years with the promotion, as the Canadian will be joining the Bellator MMA roster. MacDonald was officially removed from the UFC rankings Wednesday, one day after the company declined to match an... Read more
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TSN
Former UFC fighter MacDonald joining BellatorCanadian welterweight Rory MacDonald appears poised for a new MMA home as Floco
Former UFC fighter MacDonald joining Bellator
TSN / Posted 4 days ago
Canadian welterweight Rory MacDonald appears poised for a new MMA home as Flocombat.com is reporting that he is heading to Bellator MMA, ending his time with the UFC. The report also indicates that UFC declined their option to match Bellator’s offer... Read more
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Sherdog
Former UFC Title Challenger Rory MacDonald Nearing Deal with Bellator MMA Promotion officials were unable to confirm the signing with Sherdog.com but a
Former UFC Title Challenger Rory MacDonald Nearing Deal with Bellator MMA
Sherdog / Posted 4 days ago
Promotion officials were unable to confirm the signing with Sherdog.com but a source close to the situation revealed that the deal is very close to being finalized.... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Merola finale displays talents of vocalists — and young directorit concentrated among the singers with outsized endowments. Through most of the
Merola finale displays talents of vocalists — and young director
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
it concentrated among the singers with outsized endowments. Through most of the three-hour program, unsteadily conducted by Rory Macdonald, it was the vocal powerhouses who left the most thrilling impressions. Among them were countertenor Aryeh... Read more
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TSN
UFC to return to Toronto after three-year absencein the Dead Sea. "Vacation's over, now back to work at the gym!" he tweeted Au
UFC to return to Toronto after three-year absence
TSN / Posted 9 days ago
in the Dead Sea. "Vacation's over, now back to work at the gym!" he tweeted Aug. 16. Fellow Montreal welterweight Rory MacDonald, Canada's next highest-profile fighter, still has yet to sign a new contract with the UFC. The Toronto show... Read more
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Brandon Sun
UFC returns to Toronto in December after absence of more than three yearsin the Dead Sea. "Vacation's over, now back to work at the gym!" he tweeted Au
UFC returns to Toronto in December after absence of more than three years
Brandon Sun / Posted 9 days ago
in the Dead Sea. "Vacation's over, now back to work at the gym!" he tweeted Aug. 16. Fellow Montreal welterweight Rory MacDonald, Canada's next highest-profile fighter, still has yet to sign a new contract with the UFC. The Toronto show... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
UFC will return to Toronto after three-year absencein the Dead Sea. "Vacation's over, now back to work at the gym!" he tweeted Au
UFC will return to Toronto after three-year absence
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 9 days ago
in the Dead Sea. "Vacation's over, now back to work at the gym!" he tweeted Aug. 16. Fellow Montreal welterweight Rory MacDonald, Canada's next highest-profile fighter, still has yet to sign a new contract with the UFC. The Toronto show... Read more
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The Manila Times
Penn fights anew in UFC Fight Night MLAMMA record of 16 wins, 10 losses, and two draws. Penn lost to Frankie Edgar vi
Penn fights anew in UFC Fight Night MLA
The Manila Times / Posted 11 days ago
MMA record of 16 wins, 10 losses, and two draws. Penn lost to Frankie Edgar via technical knockout in July 2014, to Rory Macdonald via unanimous decision in December 2012, and to Nick Diaz also via unanimous decision in October 2011. On the... Read more
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Calgary Sun
White: UFC champions will fight most deserving opponentweight as a Diaz brother. The guy is riding a seven fight winning streak and ha
White: UFC champions will fight most deserving opponent
Calgary Sun / Posted 15 days ago
weight as a Diaz brother. The guy is riding a seven fight winning streak and has beaten top welterweight contenders Rory MacDonald and Johny Hendricks in 2016 alone, so giving him a chance to fight for the belt is something of a... Read more
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Sherdog
Georges St. Pierre Opens as Favorite Over Tyron Woodley in Proposed Super FightDivision 1 All-American, was just 4-2 to start his UFC career after dominating
Georges St. Pierre Opens as Favorite Over Tyron Woodley in Proposed Super Fight
Sherdog / Posted 25 days ago
Division 1 All-American, was just 4-2 to start his UFC career after dominating the regional MMA circuit. After losing to Rory MacDonald, he turned things around with wins over Dong Hyun Kim and Kelvin Gastelum before finally landing a crack at... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Nick Diaz, GSP options for Tyron Woodley's first UFC title defencepassed over here. He is undeniably the top contender in the division at the mom
Nick Diaz, GSP options for Tyron Woodley's first UFC title defence
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 26 days ago
passed over here. He is undeniably the top contender in the division at the moment, has won seven in a row and outclassed Rory MacDonald – who holds a dominant win over Woodley – in his last outing in June. Woodley sat out 18 months to ensure he... Read more
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ESPN
Did Diaz just get a title shot?is on a seven-fight win streak. This year alone, he's knocked out Johny Hendric
Did Diaz just get a title shot?
ESPN / Posted 26 days ago
is on a seven-fight win streak. This year alone, he's knocked out Johny Hendricks in the first round and prevailed over Rory MacDonald in a five-round fight. Diaz has no business fighting for a title before Thompson, but if that's the route the... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Nick Diaz Freed! Who Could, Who Should He Face in His Return?would be plenty of options out there for his return fight. Diaz vs. Carlos Cond
Nick Diaz Freed! Who Could, Who Should He Face in His Return?
Bleacher Report / Posted 26 days ago
would be plenty of options out there for his return fight. Diaz vs. Carlos Condit 2, Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler 2, Diaz vs. Rory MacDonald...the list goes on. I just can't see Diaz bothering to get out of bed in the morning for any of those. The... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Five possible UFC opponents for the returning Nick Diazis that it is totally unfair to the rest of the welterweight division, specific
Five possible UFC opponents for the returning Nick Diaz
Yahoo Sports / Posted 26 days ago
is that it is totally unfair to the rest of the welterweight division, specifically Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. 4. Rory MacDonald Assuming that Rory MacDonald decides to re-sign with the UFC, the fighting promotion will likely need to put... Read more
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give me sport
Exciting UFC 201 main event ends in shocking fashionthe belt, and that’s what I wanted.” Lawler has had a great run as champion, i
Exciting UFC 201 main event ends in shocking fashion
give me sport / Posted 28 days ago
the belt, and that’s what I wanted.” Lawler has had a great run as champion, including his epic fight of the year against Rory MacDonald at UFC 189, and he didn’t make any excuses following his shock loss. He said: “It is what it is. He feinted... Read more
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Daily Mirror
7 things we learned from UFC 201learned from UFC 201... Having been through so many wars over the past two yea
7 things we learned from UFC 201
Daily Mirror / Posted 28 days ago
learned from UFC 201... Having been through so many wars over the past two years with the likes of Johny Hendricks, Rory MacDonald and Carlos Condit, one of the big questions heading into UFC 201 was whether they would catch up to the... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Ugly month of July has promising end for UFCin an underwhelming three-rounder, while Lawler is riding a five-fight win stre
Ugly month of July has promising end for UFC
Calgary Sun / Posted 28 days ago
in an underwhelming three-rounder, while Lawler is riding a five-fight win streak and survived two epic battles with Rory MacDonald and Carlos Condit in the time since Woodley last fought. The perception of the two fighters couldn’t be more... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Tyron Woodley knocks out Robbie Lawler, crowned new welterweight championhad gained a reputation for being able to take inhuman amounts of punishment in
Tyron Woodley knocks out Robbie Lawler, crowned new welterweight champion
Calgary Sun / Posted 28 days ago
had gained a reputation for being able to take inhuman amounts of punishment in recent years, surviving all-out wars with Rory MacDonald and Carlos Condit in the past 13 months. But Woodley found a way to knock him out, hiding his intentions... Read more
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ESPN
Woodley stuns Lawler with first-round KOof Woodley's career. The UFC title ends a long road for Woodley to reach the t
Woodley stuns Lawler with first-round KO
ESPN / Posted 28 days ago
of Woodley's career. The UFC title ends a long road for Woodley to reach the top. After suffering a lackluster loss to Rory MacDonald in June 2014, Woodley won back-to-back fights against Dong Hyun Kim and Kelvin Gastelum. He was then scheduled... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Woodley KOs Lawler to Win Welterweight Titlea 3-5 run in Strikeforce, but he turned things around to become the champion wi
Woodley KOs Lawler to Win Welterweight Title
Bleacher Report / Posted 28 days ago
a 3-5 run in Strikeforce, but he turned things around to become the champion with wins over the likes of Johny Hendricks, Rory MacDonald and Carlos Condit. T-Wood earned the victory after 18 months away from the Octagon. His last win came over... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Erik Perez vs. Francisco Rivera live play-by-playparticipating in the consensus 2014 fight of the year against Johny Hendricks,
Erik Perez vs. Francisco Rivera live play-by-play
Los Angeles Times / Posted 28 days ago
participating in the consensus 2014 fight of the year against Johny Hendricks, the consensus 2015 fight of the year against Rory MacDonald and what is likely to be the consensus 2016 fight of the year against Carlos Condit. Woodley has knockout... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Krylov seals deal with head kickparticipating in the consensus 2014 fight of the year against Johny Hendricks,
Krylov seals deal with head kick
Los Angeles Times / Posted 28 days ago
participating in the consensus 2014 fight of the year against Johny Hendricks, the consensus 2015 fight of the year against Rory MacDonald and what is likely to be the consensus 2016 fight of the year against Carlos Condit. Woodley has knockout... Read more
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Herald Sun
UFC 201 Lawler v Woodley: Start time, watchLawler is coming off of back-to-back Fight of the Night performances against lo
UFC 201 Lawler v Woodley: Start time, watch
Herald Sun / Posted 28 days ago
Lawler is coming off of back-to-back Fight of the Night performances against long-time title contenders Carlos Condit and Rory MacDonald, so it’s no surprise fans are expecting a war with fourth-ranked Tyron Woodley. Lawler and Woodley have... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
UFC 201 Lawler v Woodley: Start time, watchLawler is coming off of back-to-back Fight of the Night performances against lo
UFC 201 Lawler v Woodley: Start time, watch
Daily Telegraph / Posted 28 days ago
Lawler is coming off of back-to-back Fight of the Night performances against long-time title contenders Carlos Condit and Rory MacDonald, so it’s no surprise fans are expecting a war with fourth-ranked Tyron Woodley. Lawler and Woodley have... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Hamilton a smash hit against Grabowskiparticipating in the consensus 2014 fight of the year against Johny Hendricks,
Hamilton a smash hit against Grabowski
Los Angeles Times / Posted 28 days ago
participating in the consensus 2014 fight of the year against Johny Hendricks, the consensus 2015 fight of the year against Rory MacDonald and what is likely to be the consensus 2016 fight of the year against Carlos Condit. Woodley has knockout... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Masvidal takes decision against Pearsonparticipating in the consensus 2014 fight of the year against Johny Hendricks,
Masvidal takes decision against Pearson
Los Angeles Times / Posted 28 days ago
participating in the consensus 2014 fight of the year against Johny Hendricks, the consensus 2015 fight of the year against Rory MacDonald and what is likely to be the consensus 2016 fight of the year against Carlos Condit. Woodley has knockout... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Graves, Velickovic settle for majority drawparticipating in the consensus 2014 fight of the year against Johny Hendricks,
Graves, Velickovic settle for majority draw
Los Angeles Times / Posted 28 days ago
participating in the consensus 2014 fight of the year against Johny Hendricks, the consensus 2015 fight of the year against Rory MacDonald and what is likely to be the consensus 2016 fight of the year against Carlos Condit. Woodley has knockout... Read more
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