MacDonald Signs With PFL
While Rory MacDonald was unable to claim the prize in the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix, the former Bellator welterweight king will test his luck in 2020 inside the Professional Fighters League.
On Wednesday, the PFL announced that MacDonald has signed up for their 2020 season fighting at welterweight and for a chance to win $1 million if he makes it to the finals on New Year’s Eve.
Welcome to #PFLmma, @rory_macdonald! 🇨🇦👊
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— PFL MMA (@ProFightLeague) December 18, 2019
This would be the third season of the current incarnation of the PFL, as it changed to a season format following new ownership in 2018.
MacDonald’s last fight for Bellator was in the finals of the Welterweight Grand Prix in a highly anticipated rematch against former champion Douglas Lima. MacDonald, who openly pondered retirement following a draw against former PFL/WSOF star Jon Fitch in the opening round of the tournament, lost by unanimous decision to Lima.
In talking with FIGHT SPORTS prior to his fight with Lima, MacDonald admitted that his fight with Lima was the last on his contract, and he was willing to test the waters of free agency if he and Bellator President Scott Coker did not come to terms on a deal.