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Mousasi vs. MacDonald

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06.21.2018 | 1:49 PM ET

This is the official discussion thread for Mousasi vs. MacDonald. Let's see what you've got.

Gegard Mousasi defeats Rory MacDonald via KO/TKO at 3:23 of Round 2

Mmaweekly large Gegard "The Dreamcatcher" Mousasi
Mmaweekly large Rory "Red King" MacDonald

Mousasi
KO/TKO
Round 2

Gegard Mousasi Rory MacDonald

"The Dreamcatcher" "Red King"

44-6-2   Pro Record At Fight   20-4-0
Climbed to 45-6   Record After Fight   Fell to 20-5
-310 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +260 (Moderate Underdog)
Champion   Title   Challenger
Nl Netherlands   Nationality   Ca Canada
Leiden, Netherlands   Fighting out of   Montreal, Quebec
33 years, 1 month   Age at Fight   29 years, 2 months
184.4 lbs (83.6 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   184.9 lbs (83.9 kgs)
200.0 lbs (90.7 kgs)   Fight Day Weight   189.4 lbs (85.9 kgs)
15.6 lbs (7.1 kgs, +8%)   Weight Gain   4.5 lbs (2.0 kgs, +2%)
6'1" (186cm)   Height   6'0" (183cm)
76.0" (193cm)   Reach   76.0" (193cm)
Team Jurojin   Gym   Tristar Gym
Tapology Community Predictions: 929  
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KO/TKO
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Decision
MacDonald
30%
Mousasi
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skelliher
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06.21.2018 | 1:49 PM ET

Prediction: correct Mousasi   wrong Decision  

Champion vs. Champion Superfight for September. Rory will put up a fight, but Mousasi is going to be too much for him IMO.

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Franklin880088
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06.21.2018 | 2:05 PM ET

yea honestly I was really hoping they give rory a shot in the heavy weight tourney. He prob have a better shot at an upset. He also be in a win win. Here I think a loss would hurt his standings despite the fact he going up a weight class. I think a loss to heavy weight would of had no negative. impact to his career, and people just think he was a badass. Honestly wish they just let him be a replacement

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06.21.2018 | 2:22 PM ET

Mousasi is finishing him. If Lima had any decent TDD he would have beat Rory. Rory won't have the same success with his takedowns here. Moose will pick him apart and eventually TKO him.

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06.21.2018 | 4:14 PM ET

Prediction: wrong MacDonald   wrong Decision  

Can't rule out Rory Mac here but Moose will probably beat him up and possibly finish him. How much of that crazy chin is left will be tested.

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06.21.2018 | 8:06 PM ET

This is 100% must watch. This is on par with almost any fight the UFC will put on for the remainder of the year as far as talent and fighting at their best right now. There are maybe 2-4 fights the UFC will put on for the rest of the year that will match this fight, but I still think Gegard could be champion in the UFC right now. I think he and Rory are big losses for the UFC, and I love this fight.

I don't like that Rory, a large WW but still always a WW, is fighting against a guy who once held a LHW world title (or 2), but Whittaker was a WW too until he was the best MW on the planet. If Rory wins, which is tough, why would he go back down. Easier making MW and he has always been a huge 170.

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06.21.2018 | 11:31 PM ET

Prediction: correct Mousasi   wrong Decision  

So it's at Middleweight for the belt, wow, Rory going to 2 belts. Maybe 185 will be his final weight class since cuts a lot and could fill out his frame. Ya know, this could be Bellator's best fight they've made in recent memory or maybe ever. Hard to even pick this fight.
AnAlias
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06.22.2018 | 11:49 AM ET

Prediction: correct Mousasi   correct KO/TKO   wrong Round 3  

Everything Rory does, Mousasi does just as well if not better. Not to mention bigger, stronger, maybe even faster.

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06.22.2018 | 11:58 AM ET

Rory has almost no chance on this one...

AND EVEN SUCH A ONE-WAY FIGHT IS THE BEST MATCH BELLATOR HAS EVER PUT UP

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06.22.2018 | 12:16 PM ET

Prediction: correct Mousasi   correct KO/TKO   wrong Round 3  

Best Bellator match ever? That's at least arguable for sure. 

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06.22.2018 | 4:18 PM ET

Prediction: correct Mousasi   wrong Decision  

On paper, Best Bellator match ever for sure... 

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mbach4307
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06.22.2018 | 5:04 PM ET

I guess I am overlooking the size difference. I feel like Gegard will win, but not solely based on size difference. I think Gegard can beat any mw and would be one of Whittaker's toughest fights. Whittaker a former WW.

 I still feel like Rory has a decent shot in this fight. I am interested to see how big he comes in at. I'm hoping MW fits him, but Gegard can finish from any position, and his wrestling is outstanding. He was able to stand-up from Weidman's takedowns repeatedly and that started to drain Chris. Gegard's top game is sick too.

But Rory is slick and his striking is crisp and technical. Gegard will be the bigger man, but I also think he will be the better striker and finish the fight standing. 3rd round ko.

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06.25.2018 | 3:27 PM ET

Prediction: correct Mousasi   correct KO/TKO   wrong Round 4  

Mousasi is going to absolutely stomp MacDonald. Rory can take tons of damage and has the edge in terms of pure insanity (the dude wanted to enter the HEAVYWEIGHT Grand Prix for ****s sake), but what is he better than Gegard at? Gegard is bigger, stronger, faster, takes less damage, has the striking and wrestling advantage, and swept away the title from Carvalho whereas Rory got the **** beat out of him by Lima. I love Rory, and I love this fight, but I don't think it will be competitive at all.

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MassaBruce
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06.25.2018 | 3:38 PM ET

Prediction: correct Mousasi   correct KO/TKO   wrong Round 3  

I just can't count out Rory like this. Its not like anybody saw Uriah Hall spin-kicking Moose's face off coming. 

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06.25.2018 | 3:51 PM ET

Prediction: correct Mousasi   wrong Decision  

It's true. MMA is a weird sport where anything can happen. I feel smart money is on Moose, maybe by late stoppage. But it's far from a gimmie for him. It's a great fight.

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