Charts are compiled based on results from 11 fights.
|Fights Out Of:||Temecula, CA USA|
|Height:||5' 10" ( 177 cm )|
|Weight:||170 lb ( 77 kg )|
Dec 01, 2014
UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles updates fans on the Time Is Now Campaign and the headlining bout at Fight Night Broomfield between Matt Brown and Tarec Saffiedine.Nov 18, 2014 1:32
UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Saffiedine at the Scotiabank Centre on October 4, 2014 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.Oct 04, 2014
Fight Night Halifax headliner Rory MacDonald reflects on his first career finish since 2012 with UFC correspondent Jon Anik.Oct 04, 2014
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TRAINING: Training with the team at 10am, eat and nap, 430pm conditioning, eat and rest a little, then finishing with some pad work, wrestling or grappling, depending on the day.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I played a lot of sports growing up and in high school. When I was 16 some friends were training in MMA, so I tried and liked it as soon as I tried. I tried to train everyday with them until I started training in Shihaishinkai Karate. I got my black belt in 2005, then I wanted to turn pro in MMA after a lot of amateur fights in Muay Thai, grappling, Shooto, karate etc...
What ranks and titles have you held? The last Strikeforce welterweight champion. I won the Belgium amateur Shooto tournament, and I went to ADCC Europe after winning the ADCC Spain qualifications.
Do you have any heroes? I got involved in MMA also because I was reading a lot of manga (Japanese comics) and one of them was called TOUGH. It told the story of a young kid who learns MMA through his father, his name was Kibo Miyazawa, and I loved the story behind it and wanted to do like him.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s unbelievable. I will be the first Belgian to ever enter the cage and I am super excited about that! I want to be the first Belgian to win inside the UFC!
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I stopped going to college because I was skipping too many classes to go train, so I stopped. Later I did a few classes to earn a certificate in personal training.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked as a gardener, popcorn maker in a cinema, ticket seller in a cinema, guard security, worked in a doctor office and painter.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in Shihaishinkai Karate, Brown belt in BJJ
Favorite grappling technique: Armbar
Favorite striking technique: Leg kicks
- Pro since 2007
- Five wins by submission, one by knockout
- Has won eight of his last nine, and five in a row
- Five first round finishes
- Holds 2010 win over Brock Larson
- Had 12-1-1 amateur kickboxing record