Rory MacDonald was born in British Columbia, Canada on July 22nd in 1989. MacDonald began training in mixed martial arts at 14 years old. He made his MMA debut in 2005 and won the King of the Cage Canadian lightweight title in 2007 and the King of the Cage lightweight title in 2008. In 2010 with a record of 9-0 MacDonald made his UFC debut earning a 1st round submission victory over Mike Guymon.
Six months later at UFC 115 MacDonald suffered his first loss as a pro when he was stopped by Carlos Condit in the 3rd round. MacDonald won his next 5 fights before losing a split decision to Robbie Lawler. MacDonald rebounded from the loss to Lawler to win his next 3 fights and earn a rematch with Lawler, this time with the UFC welterweight title on the line. After 4 brutal rounds, Lawler stopped MacDonald in the 5th to retain his title and force MacDonald to go back to the gym to regroup and try to get back into the title picture.
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