Rory MacDonald’s (pictured) last four victories have come via unanimous decision. Although MacDonald remains a top contender in the UFC welterweight division, the uneventful wins didn’t do much to raise his stock.
A split decision loss to Robbie Lawler sandwiched between his past five outings didn’t help matters, either.
Well, MacDonald sent a violent message to the 170-pound weight class and UFC brass with tonight’s TKO over Tarec Saffiedine.
“Ares” dropped Saffiedine with a nasty left hook and gave him the business on the canvas to end things in the third round. MacDonald said it was obvious to him that he should get to fight for the title the next time he takes center stage.
Tough to argue with tonight’s performance.
UFC Fight Night 54 took place inside inside Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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