Main Card | Welterweight · 170 lbs
Carlos Condit defeats Rory MacDonald via KO/TKO at 4:53 of Round 3
|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)|
|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|
- 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
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.
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.