Maia vs. MacDonald at UFC 170 on Feb 22

 

Friday night saw two significant fights announced. First, Rashad Evans said he was fighting Daniel Cormier on February 22 at UFC 170. Then it was announced that welterweights Demian Maia and Rory MacDonald would also be fighting on the same card.

Both fighters are coming off losses - Maia a split decision to Jake Shields, and MacDonald a Split Decision to Robbie Lawler. However, both had substantial win streaks before that - Maia three, and MacDonald five.

The only other fight announced for the last Vegas card is Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rustam Khabilov.

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Lick Boners site profile image  

12/6/13 10:40 PM by Lick Boners

Great fight, really interesting to see how Rory's TDD holds up

BJ Penn is Irish site profile image  

12/6/13 10:34 PM by BJ Penn is Irish

I agree completely. I just think Rory's answer will be to circle away and jab. I hope I am wrong!

MagSlim site profile image  

12/6/13 10:34 PM by MagSlim

Hope he Fitches him into Bolivia before he subs him.War Demian.

The Brool Story Company site profile image  

12/6/13 10:25 PM by The Brool Story Company

that's not going to happen, Maia isn't a guy that just stands there, at 170 he has shown to come forward and try to get the takedown at all costs.

BJ Penn is Irish site profile image  

12/6/13 10:23 PM by BJ Penn is Irish

I believe he is saying Rory should stay on the outside an pepper him with jabs to avoid a TD which is what we will most likely see. I don't like this matchup personally.

Libero21 site profile image  

12/6/13 10:23 PM by Libero21

VU because I can't tell the difference between "Chris27" and Chris67" when looking at threads

Don Silvio site profile image  

12/6/13 10:21 PM by Don Silvio

This

jwistead site profile image  

12/6/13 10:15 PM by jwistead

Good point, but in what way are Maia and Robbie Lawler similar? It's not like there's an unlimited number of Diaz bros for him to take down and beat on.

The Brool Story Company site profile image  

12/6/13 10:11 PM by The Brool Story Company

lolwut? Maia ALWAYS comes forward. Rory will have no choice but to fight back. this is a great match up.

epwar site profile image  

12/6/13 10:04 PM by epwar

Wow, just as most folks predicted - back to the easy wins column for Rory 2.0.