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Michael McDonald vs. Chris Cariaso

Preliminary Card | Bantamweight · 135 lbs | MMA

Michael McDonald defeats Chris Cariaso via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Michael "Mayday" McDonald
Mmaweekly large Chris "Kamikaze" Cariaso

McDonald
Decision
Round 3

Michael McDonald Chris Cariaso

"Mayday" "Kamikaze"

12-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   11-2-0
Climbed to 13-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 11-3
-400 (Heavy Favorite)   Betting Odds   +340 (Moderate Underdog)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Modesto, California   Fighting out of   San Francisco, California
20 years, 4 months, 6 days   Age at Fight   30 years, 1 day
136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)
5'9" (176cm)   Height   5'3" (160cm)
70.0" (178cm)   Reach   64.5" (164cm)
Last Stand Fight Team   Gym   Fight and Fitness
UFC 130
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 130: Rampage vs Hamill
  • Date: Saturday 05.28.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Josh Rosenthal
  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 2 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • McDonald Total Disclosed Pay: $12,000
  • Cariaso Total Disclosed Pay: $4,000
  • Event Links:

McDonald vs. Cariaso Wiki Update Wiki

Michael McDonald and Chris Cariaso met in the second bout of UFC 130 in a clash of bantamweights looking to go 2-0 in the UFC. The fight aired live on Facebook with Josh Rosenthal presiding.


After a brief early tie up, Cariaso revealed his gameplan with a series of heavy low leg kicks, both from the left and from the right. McDonald attempted to answer with straight rights but Cariaso was disappearing almost immediately. The pattern repeated itself for almost two minutes and Cariaso looked to be doing well. McDonald finally connected with a counter right to a leg kick of Cariaso's with 90 seconds remaining, and followed Cariaso down into his guard. The standup resumed shortly after, where little landed until the closing horn. McDonald's right was the best punch of the round, but Cariaso savaged his legs the rest of the going.


The second round remained on the feet for its first three minutes, save for a pair of brief slips from Cariaso. A low blow to McDonald then briefly halted the action. McDonald began opening up with kicks more in the second, leading to stiff simultaneous exchanges in the center of the Octagon instead of round one's punch-counterpunch rhythm. A takedown from McDonald lands with 30 seconds remaining, and McDonald instantly passes to side control and then mount. Cariaso hip-escaped out of trouble as the horn sounded. A slick takedown from McDonald.


The men continue heavy exchanges at the start of round three. Cariaso is now predictably throwing a left low kick or jumping left body kick to the midsection on almost every exchange. McDonald, however, will throw either a right hand counter or a kick of his own with the right. Cariaso lands a takedown, where he remains in McDonald's guard for the following minute fighting for inside position. McDonald gets back to his feet but may now be down in the round. McDonald lands a takedown but lands directly in an beautiful omaplata by Cariaso. McDonald is forced to cautiously disengage instead of take advantage of the takedown. A close final round enters its final minute with the fighters back on their feet. Some final exchanges take the men to the bell in a nice, high-paced fight.


The judges score the contest 30-27 Cariaso, 29-28 McDonald and 29-28 McDonald for a close split-decision victory.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:26 PM ET
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McDonald vs. Cariaso Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 735  
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McDonald vs. Cariaso 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.

My first Polly Pocket experience. :) I think I should be a fashion designer. Haha :) http://t.co/jdHYQky
4 days
after
I posted 8 photos on Facebook in the album "UFC 130" http://fb.me/I4544Sho
3 days
after
check out the pics from my last fight at on ufc.com http://fb.me/GBOnqPfs
3 days
after
To bad I can't spell or type. Damn, iPhones. Lol. :) @danawhite @UFC @joesilva @seanshelby
3 days
after
I ready to fight again. I am not satisfied. Please, please, get me fight soon! @danawhite @ufc @seanshelby @joesilva
3 days
after
I feel cranky. I need to train.
3 days
after
Back on the grind!!!
3 days
after
Man... Finally home :) oh how I have missed the amazing comfort of my own bed in my own house with my own family :)
1 day
after
Man... My face hurts... It feels like i just got in a fight or something... Lol
17 hours
after
Living the dream. Lost my @UFC130 fight by split decision. Which I thought I won. But thank you @UFC for the oppurtunity. I will be back
9 hours
after
Square off with Chris Cariaso :) http://t.co/0p0mUcA
14 hours
before
Awesome weigh in SCREAM ;) http://t.co/Qd7oDw4
14 hours
before
Weigh in picture 1 :) http://t.co/ey6tjDV
14 hours
before
Woohoo! Today is a great day for the Lord Jesus Christ! And tomorrow will be even a greater day of praise! Thank you Father for your gifts!
16 hours
before
Woohooooo! I can finally eat! :D
20 hours
before
It's gonna be so awesome when I can finally drink and stuff my face lo
23 hours
before
Just finished my weight cut. Now just waiting to weigh in. Man the buffet and a ice cold coconut water sounds like heaven.
24 hours
before
Today's breakfast... 4 blueberries :/ @ufc @UFC130
1 day
before
Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. I really appreciate it. I am in the best shape of my life. Tomorrow is going to be great!
1 day
before
Haha! The absolute best interview I ever did with @MMAWeeklycom for @ufc @UFC130 you gotta check my macho man voice ;) http://t.co/buFFU3j
2 days
before
Signing the cage at the @fightmuseum in Las Vegas fight shop inside the @manadalaybay_lv. http://ow.ly/i/c5Xm
2 days
before
On my way to do a workout at Fasi Sports.
3 days
before
My trainer loves to take pictures of himself.
3 days
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Just came back from whole foods. Got all my pre and post weigh in stuff. Gonna go walk around and relax.
3 days
before
My friend just text his girlfriend. "how is your fat going?".
3 days
before
Amazing day :) arrived in Vegas, had minimal paperwork to do. Worked out and ready for #UFC130 @ufc. Now having a nice dinner :)
4 days
before
Its official. My fight will be the 2nd fight of the night. Watch my fight live on the UFC facebook page.
4 days
before
all checked in with @UFC. just finished dinner at the MGMGrand. Forgot you have to a baller to kick it in Vegas.
4 days
before
Just landed in Vegas. Yeah Baby!
4 days
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Heading to the airport for @UFC130. Sherdog is calling my fight with McDonald "FON"! I'm ready to go!
4 days
before
So... Just wanna put this out there... Insomnia sucks big time. Blah. :/ @ufc #mma #UFC130
4 days
before
Here's my latest interview with @HeavyMMA :) http://t.co/UpNY8oZ you should check it out ;)
4 days
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Dang... I'm hungry haha. Soon I shall be able to stuff my face in rejoice ;)
5 days
before
Hey guys, I'm gonna be on Sherdog Radio in a half an hour at http://t.co/DJbokMy :)
5 days
before
@chriscariasomma @mstracylee I mean Asian street festival
7 days
before
Hey everyone. Follow @UFC130 to stay updated with news from this awesome event.
7 days
before
I hate bay bridge traffic.
7 days
before
On my way to San Francisco to support my boys Mike and Evan fighting today.
7 days
before
Here we go... Last hard workout before the fight... Wish me luck. Peak days are hell >.<
8 days
before
Awesome adjustment by Dr. Pete. Sfgoldman.com
8 days
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Go to prommanow.com and check out my interview. I am super stoked and ready for my fight next week at UFC130. Thanks Josh http://ht.ly/4ZjZy
8 days
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Just did 2 great interviews with @fightmagazine and @MMADIEHARDS. :)
9 days
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Just got done with an interview from @HeavyMMA. Time to finish my food before the next! Lol
9 days
before
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