Rory McDonald at UFC 129Former Cage Rage welterweight champion Che Mills earned ‘Knock Out of the Night’ honors in his UFC debut back in November, sending Chris Cope his walking papers with vicious knees and punches.  The win extended his streak to five fights and earned him a date with Rory MacDonald.

Rory MacDonald is considered one of the best welterweights in the UFC today.  A teammate of Georges St. Pierre, the 22-year old fighter is riding a two fight win streak that includes victories over Nate Diaz and Mike Pyle.

Mills came out aggressive early, landing hard leg kicks as he moved forward.  MacDonald countered with a takedown and displayed his dangerous ground game. MacDonald used vicious ground and pound to batter Mills, opening a cut over his right eye. The Canadian fighter finished the round strong with mount and back control.

MacDonald landed a single leg takedown at the start of the second round and never looked back.  Flattening out his opponent, he rained down hard clean unanswered punches that forced referee Mario Yamasaki to halt the fight.

“Che was a great opponent.  He didn’t get much respect in the media because of his lack of fights in the UFC,” said MacDonald.  “I’m very happy the way the fight went.”

“I want to be champion one day but I’m still very young.  One thing I lack is experience. This is what I love to do.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Video: Watch MMA Hour live stream HERE feat. Rory MacDonald, Tyron Woodley, Diego Sanchez, and more!

  • 21 days ago
  • 42 views

Today's (Mon., Aug. 10, 2015) guests include Rory MacDonald, Tyron Woodley, Diego Sanchez, Tim Kennedy, Mike Brown, Amir Khan, Luke Barnatt, George Lockhart, and Dave Meltzer, beginning at 1 p.m. ET read news >>

NSAC issues temporary suspensions to Palhares, Shields, Magalhaes pending hearings

  • 18 days ago
  • 50 views

The Nevada State Athletic Commission today issued temporary suspensions to WSOF welterweights Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields, as well as UFC fighter Caio Magalhaes, pending formal hearings for un read news >>

Invicta 14: 'Evinger vs. Kianzad' official for Sept. 14 in Kansas City

  • 21 days ago
  • 50 views

Invicta Fighting Championships (Invicta FC) today (Mon., Aug. 10, 2015) announced the full, 10-fight card for Invicta FC 14, which streams live on UFC Fight Pass from inside Municipal Auditorium in K read news >>

The MMA Hour with Rory MacDonald, Tyron Woodley, Diego Sanchez, Tim Kennedy, Mike Brown, Luke Barnatt, George Lockhart,

  • 21 days ago
  • 53 views

The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday's show: 1:00 p.m. ET -- Our own Dave Meltzer will stop by to discuss the latest MMA news. 1:25 p.m. -- Tim Kennedy will read news >>

UFC Fight Night 73 results and video: Wilson, Vera, Holtzman all pick up finishes

  • 23 days ago
  • 6 views

The UFC Fight Night 73 prelims have kicked off with three straight finishes. UFC Fight Night 73's Fight Pass bouts might not feature many well-known names, but that didn't stop the fighters from putt read news >>

UFC Fight Night 73 live and official weigh-in results

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

NASHVILLE – UFC Fight Night 73 fighter weigh-ins take place today, and you can join us for live text results beginning at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT).Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Watch today's UFC Fight Night 73 weigh-ins live on MMAjunkie at 5 p.m. ET

  • 24 days ago
  • 4 views

NASHVILLE – UFC Fight Night 73 fighter weigh-ins take place today, and you can catch a live stream of the proceedings here on MMAjunkie at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT).Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Teamsters announce plan to organize UFC fighters

  • 25 days ago
  • 6 views

Two national unions, UNITE and Teamsters, announced today they are going to try and organize the fighters of the UFC. UNITE HERE has announced an initiative alongside the Teamsters to try and organiz read news >>

Watch The MMA Beat live today

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 views

On this week's episode of "The MMA Beat," the panel will discuss Rousey-mania, what's next for her, the Cyborg fight, the latest Rousimar Palhares controversy and much more. Watch "The MMA Beat" live read news >>

Fans invited to today's UFC Fight Night 73 open workouts, Friday's weigh-ins

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 views

Near Nashville and wanting access to this week’s pre-UFC Fight Night 73 events? Fans are invited to today’s open workouts and Friday’s weigh-ins.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>