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Completed MMA Bout

Rory MacDonald vs. Carlos Condit

Main Card | Welterweight · 170 lbs | MMA

Mmaweekly large "The Natural Born Killer" Carlos Condit
Mmaweekly large Rory "Red King" MacDonald

Round 3

Carlos Condit Rory MacDonald

"The Natural Born Killer" "Red King"

24-5-0   Pro Record At Fight   10-0-0
Climbed to 25-5   Record After Fight   Fell to 10-1
+105 (Near Even)   Betting Odds   -125 (Slight Favorite)
Us United States   Nationality   Ca Canada
Albuquerque, New Mexico   Fighting out of   Montreal, Quebec
26 years, 1 month, 3 days   Age at Fight   20 years, 10 months
170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)
6'2" (188cm)   Height   6'0" (183cm)
76.0" (193cm)   Reach   76.5" (194cm)
Rage Against the Machine - Sleep Now in the Fire   Walkout Music   Nas - I Can
Jackson Wink MMA   Gym   Tristar Gym
UFC 115
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 115: Liddell vs Franklin
  • Date: Saturday 06.12.2010 at 11:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Kevin Dornan
  • Venue: General Motors Place
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 7 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • MacDonald Total Disclosed Pay: $93,000
  • Condit Total Disclosed Pay: $137,000
  • Event Links:

MacDonald vs. Condit Wiki Update Wiki

At a perfect 10-0, with all of his wins coming by way of knockout or submission, 20 year-old Canadian prospect Rory MacDonald was already being groomed as a potential title contender in the welterweight division. In his UFC debut he had finished an experienced veteran in Michael Guymon in the first round.

Just a few months later at UFC 115, however, MacDonald was pitted against the former WEC Welterweight Champion, “The Natural Born Killer” Carlos Condit, in front of a raucous hometown Canadian crowd, in a much sterner test of MacDonald’s development. After ruling the WEC’s 170 lb. division up until its dissolution and integration with the UFC’s welterweight division, Condit was himself still relatively new to the UFC Octagon. His fights with Martin Kampmann and Jake Ellenberger had both been barnburners, so the stage was set for a dramatic encounter. After a beautiful back-and-forth fight that showcased both fighters’ skillsets and determination, MacDonald was stopped in the third for the first loss of his professional career.

MacDonald opened the fight beautifully, exhibiting fluid transitions between strikes and takedowns and gaining top position on Condit repeatedly in the first stanza. But as the fight moved deeper, it tightened up considerably. In one memorable moment near the close of the second round, both fighters simultaneously landed front kicks to the chest of their opponents, knocking MacDonald into the cage and Condit to the canvas.

Going into the third, MacDonald was likely up two rounds to none on the judge’s scorecards, having gotten the better of both the standing and grappling exchanges. But after an intense tongue-lashing from head trainer Greg Jackson in between rounds, Condit earned his “Natural Born Killer” moniker, pushing the pace and taking the fight to MacDonald, who was beginning to flag. For the final minutes of the last frame, Condit punished the younger fighter on the ground, grossly swelling the orbital region around one eye and covering both combatants in blood. With literally seconds remaining the ref had seen enough g-n-p. Condit earned the gruesome stoppage win with just seven seconds remaining in the fight.

When it was all said and done, despite the first loss of his career MacDonald once again impressed. He had proven his potential by taking it to one of the best in the world in one of the great fights of the year. With slobberknockers such as Garcia vs. Jung riding high on the rankings lists, the welterweight tilt between MacDonald and Condit stands as an example of the excitement that technical, aggressive, and evenly matched mixed martial artists can deliver.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:26 PM ET
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Videos & Highlights

    Interview  |  Carlos Condit post-fight interview UFC 115 report dead link

    Watch this post-fight interview with Carlos Condit as he discusses his late stoppage win over Rory MacDonald.

MacDonald vs. Condit Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Relaxing after exploring Vancouver all day, feeling great, weight is good. Going to do a work out in a little wile.
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