Rory MacDonald was dubbed the heir apparent in the UFC welterweight division many moons ago. He finally worked himself into a title affair Saturday at UFC 189, but things didn’t quite work out as planned.
Champion Robbie Lawler (pictured) already posted a split decision win over MacDonald in 2013, but was the underdog entering their rematch. He proved the sportsbooks completely wrong.
It was a thrilling, back and forth shootout. Lawler was winning, losing, then won in dramatic TKo fashion.
Their scrap earned “Fight of the Night” honors.
UFC 189 took place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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