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Bleacher Report
What Kind of Impact Can Chael Sonnen Make for Bellator?at the UFC’s stable of talent, taking a supporting player here, a headliner the
What Kind of Impact Can Chael Sonnen Make for Bellator?
Bleacher Report / Posted 5 days ago
at the UFC’s stable of talent, taking a supporting player here, a headliner there. From Phil Davis to Benson Henderson to Rory MacDonald, the additions have given Bellator more recognizable names than it’s ever had. Few, however, have offered the... Read more
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Sherdog
New Bellator MMA Signee Chael Sonnen: ‘I’ve Got a Higher Juice Concentrate Than Tropicana’but the UFC; I always assumed it would be the UFC. I never even thought about i
New Bellator MMA Signee Chael Sonnen: ‘I’ve Got a Higher Juice Concentrate Than Tropicana’
Sherdog / Posted 6 days ago
but the UFC; I always assumed it would be the UFC. I never even thought about it. I was just sitting around one day and Rory MacDonald has said something. I was thinking about going back to middleweight and he had just sent out a press release... Read more
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Sherdog
Time for the UFC to Look Over its Shoulderskill in the cage. However, his mouth is essential in helping Bellator build it
Time for the UFC to Look Over its Shoulder
Sherdog / Posted 6 days ago
skill in the cage. However, his mouth is essential in helping Bellator build its brand. It’s similar to how Bellator inked Rory MacDonald. No, he’s not going to talk his way into mainstream interest, but his skills give the MMA promotion another... Read more
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Sherdog
New Bellator MMA Signee Chael Sonnen: ‘I’ve Got a Higher Juice Rate Than Tropicana’but the UFC; I always assumed it would be the UFC. I never even thought about i
New Bellator MMA Signee Chael Sonnen: ‘I’ve Got a Higher Juice Rate Than Tropicana’
Sherdog / Posted 6 days ago
but the UFC; I always assumed it would be the UFC. I never even thought about it. I was just sitting around one day and Rory MacDonald has said something. I was thinking about going back to middleweight and he had just sent out a press release... Read more
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Sherdog
The Bottom Line: Chael Sonnen’s Perfect Matchelsewhere. The company has successfully signed a number of stars, from Josh Tho
The Bottom Line: Chael Sonnen’s Perfect Match
Sherdog / Posted 7 days ago
elsewhere. The company has successfully signed a number of stars, from Josh Thomson and Phil Davis to Benson Henderson and Rory MacDonald. There hasn’t been an overarching theme to the signings; Bellator is simply interested in signing anyone it... Read more
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TSN
Former UFC fighter Sonnen joins BellatorHe already has unfinished business with Wanderlei Silva, but he also wants to f
Former UFC fighter Sonnen joins Bellator
TSN / Posted 10 days ago
He already has unfinished business with Wanderlei Silva, but he also wants to fight Tito Ortiz, Fedor Emelianenko and even Rory MacDonald at middleweight. These are all fights that I'd be very inclined to watch, so hopefully we can put some, if not... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Chael Sonnen Opens Up About Move to BellatorThen he quickly shifted, for reasons he can’t quite say, after it occurred to h
Chael Sonnen Opens Up About Move to Bellator
Bleacher Report / Posted 10 days ago
Then he quickly shifted, for reasons he can’t quite say, after it occurred to him that there was another option. The one Rory MacDonald and Benson Henderson and Phil Davis and Tito Ortiz took. "I thought I'd go back to the UFC. I just thought it... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Chael Sonnen returns to MMA with BellatorHe already has unfinished business with Wanderlei Silva, but he also wants to f
Chael Sonnen returns to MMA with Bellator
Calgary Sun / Posted 11 days ago
He already has unfinished business with Wanderlei Silva, but he also wants to fight Tito Ortiz, Fedor Emelianenko and even Rory MacDonald at middleweight. These are all fights that I’d be very inclined to watch, so hopefully we can put some, if not... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Chael Sonnen returns to MMA with BellatorHe already has unfinished business with Wanderlei Silva, but he also wants to f
Chael Sonnen returns to MMA with Bellator
The Record Searchlight / Posted 11 days ago
He already has unfinished business with Wanderlei Silva, but he also wants to fight Tito Ortiz, Fedor Emelianenko and even Rory MacDonald at middleweight. These are all fights that I'd be very inclined to watch, so hopefully we can put some, if not... Read more
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TSN
Former UFC fighter Sonnen returns to MMA with BellatorHe already has unfinished business with Wanderlei Silva, but he also wants to f
Former UFC fighter Sonnen returns to MMA with Bellator
TSN / Posted 11 days ago
He already has unfinished business with Wanderlei Silva, but he also wants to fight Tito Ortiz, Fedor Emelianenko and even Rory MacDonald at middleweight. These are all fights that I'd be very inclined to watch, so hopefully we can put some, if not... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Chael Sonnen returns to MMA with BellatorHe already has unfinished business with Wanderlei Silva, but he also wants to f
Chael Sonnen returns to MMA with Bellator
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 11 days ago
He already has unfinished business with Wanderlei Silva, but he also wants to fight Tito Ortiz, Fedor Emelianenko and even Rory MacDonald at middleweight. These are all fights that I'd be very inclined to watch, so hopefully we can put some, if not... Read more
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Sherdog
CM Punk’s Salary Magnifies Fighter Pay Issueto compare Punk’s payout to someone who was a proven talent and deserved more t
CM Punk’s Salary Magnifies Fighter Pay Issue
Sherdog / Posted 13 days ago
to compare Punk’s payout to someone who was a proven talent and deserved more than what he received, let’s look at what Rory MacDonald earned in his classic brawl with Robbie Lawler at UFC 189: $59,000. That’s $59,000 to get his face broken,... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone Is Perfect Fightkinds of questions. Lawler is a 15-year veteran of the professional MMA scene.
Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone Is Perfect Fight
Bleacher Report / Posted 18 days ago
kinds of questions. Lawler is a 15-year veteran of the professional MMA scene. His bouts with Johny Hendricks in 2014 and Rory MacDonald in 2015, both five-round wars with the welterweight title on the line, were the consensus fights of the year.... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Fate of proposed MMA union could be decided by Rousey, McGregorto be more aware that we’ve got to start making some profit out of this, not ju
Fate of proposed MMA union could be decided by Rousey, McGregor
Yahoo Sports / Posted 25 days ago
to be more aware that we’ve got to start making some profit out of this, not just the promoters,” new Bellator welterweight Rory MacDonald told ESPN after his departure from the UFC. The UFC has been on a roll business-wise in the last year or so.... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Moving from UFC to Bellator, Rory Begins His Vision QuestAfter 21 violent minutes, Rory MacDonald's arsenal was spent. Beyond his last b
Moving from UFC to Bellator, Rory Begins His Vision Quest
Bleacher Report / Posted 27 days ago
After 21 violent minutes, Rory MacDonald's arsenal was spent. Beyond his last breath, the Canadian contender had nothing left to give as he lay shattered on the Octagon canvas. Few people realized it at the time, but there and then, in MacDonald's... Read more
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Sherdog
Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - As Light as a Feathermiddleweight and now welterweight rankings for over eight years, but his outsta
Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - As Light as a Feather
Sherdog / Posted 28 days ago
middleweight and now welterweight rankings for over eight years, but his outstanding tapping of Condit sees him rise over Rory MacDonald, who formerly defeated the Brazilian, into the fourth spot at 170 pounds. More than that, his sixth straight... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Rory MacDonald says UFC wasn't 'respectful' of its fighters with Reebok dealRory MacDonald lost his last two UFC fights. (Getty) Former UFC welterweight t
Rory MacDonald says UFC wasn't 'respectful' of its fighters with Reebok deal
Yahoo Sports / Posted 28 days ago
Rory MacDonald lost his last two UFC fights. (Getty) Former UFC welterweight title contender Rory MacDonald’s recent announcement that he signed with Bellator was arguably the biggest coup for the company. After a seven-year tenure with the UFC that... Read more
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Chatham Daily News
UFC Vancouver: Maia rolls, Pettis rebounds and PVZ shines on FOXis the presumptive No. 1 contender, having won seven straight, including victor
UFC Vancouver: Maia rolls, Pettis rebounds and PVZ shines on FOX
Chatham Daily News / Posted 29 days 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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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 30 days 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 a month 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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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 a month ago
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 a month ago
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 a month ago
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 a month ago
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 a month ago
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 a month ago
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 a month ago
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 a month ago
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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 1 months 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 1 months 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 1 months 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 1 months 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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