Lawler vs MacDonald Becomes an Instant Classic

While the main event of UFC 189 was McGregor vs Mendes, the co-main event between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald is the bout that stole the show. The 5 round title fight was an exciting, back and forth fight, not to mention it was a blood bath. After a close first round, the champion Lawler broke MacDonald’s nose and was most likely winning two rounds to none. However, a bloodied MacDonald fought back, busting open Lawler and winning the next two rounds.

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Early in round 5, Lawler landed a pinpoint punch right on MacDonald’s broken nose, and the pain was too much to overcome, MacDonald couldn’t continue.
The fight should be remembered as an instant classic, a war, and it was one of the top fights of the year. The whole fight card was extremely good, and fans most definitely went home happy.

Published by Dorian Redden

Fan of the New Orleans Saints, New York Knicks and Ghana national soccer team. Enjoy UFC as well.

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