Rory MacDonald gets next fight scheduled

Kelowna MMA fighter back in the octagan in August

Kelowna mixed martial artist Rory MacDonald will be back fighting in the UFC this August.

Kelowna mixed martial artist Rory MacDonald will be back fighting in the UFC this August.

Kelowna’s best known mixed martial artist has secured another fight with the UFC.

The UFC announced last week that Rory MacDonald will be back in the octagan in August as part of UFC 133 in Philadephia.

MacDonald is coming off an impressive victory over Nate Diaz in late April at UFC 129 in Toronto.

That win improved MacDonald’s record to 11-1 heading into his next bout in the welterweight division.

The UFC announced on Monday that MacDonald will meet Mike Pyle at UFC 133.
MacDonald will fight for just the second time outside of his home country of Canada, having previously fought in the United States in his UFC debut last January. It will be his fourth UFC appearance having won twice. His only UFC loss came against Carlos Condit in a fight that saw him win the first two rounds before being stopped late in the third round.

Pyle is riding a three-fight win streak, and brings a 4-2 mark in his six UFC appearances. The 35-year-old is coming off two impressive wins in his last two fights.

MacDonald has moved from Kelowna to Montreal to train and was unavailable for an interview when contacted by the Capital News.

He told www.mmajunkie.com that he is working hard to continually improve.

“I have many years ahead of me, and I have a lot to learn,” he said. “I’m going to be much sharper every time you see me in the octagon because my life is training, literally.”

UFC 133 takes place from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Penn. on August 6, headlined by the light heavyweight bout between Rashad Evans and Phil Davis.

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