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UFC 206: Examining Canadian Disenchantment with the Promotion

Rory MacDonald has gone to Bellator. Tom Wright got axed. Georges St-Pierre might never have an organized fight outside of a courtroom again. Canadian fans are outright boycotting an event in the nation’s biggest city. It is a dark time for the UFC in Canada, and it’s been a long time coming. Show More Summary

Stephen Thompson won't underestimate Tyron Woodley, even though he got 'schooled' by Rory MacDonald

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight No. 1 contender, Stephen Thompson, will fight reigning 170-pound kingpin, Tyron Woodley, in the UFC 205 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, locked and loaded for Nov. 12, 2016 inside Madison...Show More Summary

What Kind of Impact Can Chael Sonnen Make for Bellator?

Little by little, Bellator has chipped away at the UFC’s stable of talent, taking a supporting player here, a headliner there. From Phil Davis to Benson Henderson to Rory MacDonald, the additions have given Bellator more recognizable...Show More Summary

Opinion: Time for the UFC to Look Over its Shoulder

The recent defections of Chael Sonnen, Benson Henderson and Rory MacDonald to Bellator MMA have exposed cracks in the foundation, writes Andreas Hale.

Chael Sonnen's Bellator MMA conference call recap: 'American Gangster' says he wants Rory MacDonald, Tito Ortiz and Fedor Emelianenko

Bellator MMA held a conference call earlier today (Fri., Sept. 16, 2016) to announce former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) superstar Chael Sonnen joining the promotion, as we bring you a complete recap full of smack talk and memorable quotes. Show More Summary

Four Non-UFC Fighters You Should Keep Your Eye On

Photo by Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports With Rory MacDonald signing a deal with Bellator and Benson Henderson having just fought there for a second time, the fighting world outside of the UFC seems like it is on the up and up. Add that...Show More Summary

Mysterious UFC Matchmaker Joe Silva Is Retiring

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC Rory MacDonald may definitely be gone and Georges St-Pierre may possibly be back, but the biggest piece of UFC news this week, the one that will resonate for years to come, doesn’t involve a fighter but...Show More Summary

Rory MacDonald: Bellator allows for more self-promotion than 'boring' UFC

For years, Rory MacDonald had been a fixture near the top of the UFC’s welterweight division and one of the most exciting fighters in the sport.Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos

Welcome to the family! Watch Rory MacDonald sign with Bellator behind-the-scenes

Bellator 160: "Henderson vs. Pitbull" came to Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Aug. 26, 2016, featuring Benson Henderson getting a technical knockout win over Patricio "Pitbull" Freire because of an in-fight injury (watch it) to claim No. Show More Summary

Moving from UFC to Bellator, Rory MacDonald Begins His Vision Quest

After 21 violent minutes, Rory MacDonald's arsenal was spent. Beyond his last breath, the Canadian contender had nothing left to give as he lay shattered on the Octagon canvas. Few people realized it at the time, but there and then, in MacDonald's most difficult moment as a professional fighter, the seed was planted for the next phase of his career. Show More Summary

'Numbers,' 'respect' reasons Rory MacDonald picked Bellator over UFC, which he admits 'built his career'

Rory MacDonald recently made the jump from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to its biggest rival, Bellator MMA, in one of the more significant free agent acquisitions for the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion. During...Show More Summary

'Pissed off' Rory MacDonald suspicious of Robbie Lawler's UFC drug test results after obtaining inside information

On July 11, 2015, Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald engaged in a now-infamous five-round championship fight at UFC 189, one that saw both men give it everything they had to give mixed martial arts (MMA) fans one of the best fights inShow More Summary

Ex-UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald not likely to make Bellator debut until summer 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. – If you’re anxious to see how Rory MacDonald will do now that he’s made the move from the UFC to Bellator, you’re going to be waiting for a while.Filed under: Bellator, News

'Happy' Georges St-Pierre reacts to Rory MacDonald's defection to Bellator: 'I'm all for that'

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight No. 1 contender, Rory MacDonald, recently said goodbye to the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion to try his luck with Bellator MMA, inking a longterm contract with...Show More Summary

Rory MacDonald no longer a 'robot' under 'boring' UFC's control

After a long career with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Rory MacDonald made the jump over to Bellator MMA after his contract ran out earlier this year. For "Red King," it’s a fresh start with a new promotion he says knows how to do it right and it’s not a company that forces everyone to dress the same come fight night. Show More Summary

It's official! Bellator MMA announces signing of former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald

That'll do it. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald is officially a member of the Bellator MMA stable. The promotion announced the free agent signing last night (Fri., Aug. 26, 2016)...Show More Summary

Bellator 160: 'Henderson vs Pitbull' results, recap and .gifs, including Rory MacDonald's in-cage interview

Bellator 160: "Henderson vs. Pitbull" took place last night (Fri., Aug. 26, 2016) at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. MMA Mania brings you a post-fight recap, results,.gifs and interview highlights featuring Benson Henderson vs. Patricio...Show More Summary

Bellator announces Rory MacDonald signing during Bellator 160 broadcast

After days of speculation, Rory MacDonald is officially a part of the Bellator roster.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News

Video: Watch UFC on FOX 21 headliner Carlos Condit score dramatic stoppage of Rory MacDonald

Carlos Condit has faced almost every welterweight of note in his career. However, one of the defining moments was a dramatic stoppage of a 20-year-old who was fighting in the octagon for only the second time.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos

Don't Forget: Benson Henderson's Second Bellator Fight Goes Down Tonight

Photo by Han Myung-Gu/Zuffa LLC Earlier this week, news broke that Rory MacDonald, a long-time member of the UFC welterweight top-10, would be leaving the UFC and joining the Bellator MMA roster. This largely unexpected twist markedShow More Summary

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