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UFC 174 Breakdown: Rory MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley

Andrew Ravens

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Rory MacDonald (16-2)

Macdonald has six knockouts, six submissions and four decision victories while he has been knocked out once. Prior to joining the UFC he was on a nine fight winning streak. He joined the UFC in 2010 where he beat Michael Guymon via 1st armbar at Fight Night 20 on Jan / 11 / 2010.

He would lose to Carlos Condit via 3rd TKO at UFC 115 – Liddell vs. Franklin on Jun / 12 / 2010 in his next fight.

After that fight, he would crank out a five winning streak with wins over Nate Diaz, Mike Pyle, Che Mills and BJ Penn. He would also beat Jake Ellenberger via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 8 – Johnson vs. Moraga on Jul / 27 / 2013.

He would go on to lose to Robbie Lawler via split decision at UFC 167 – St. Pierre vs. Hendricks on Nov / 16 / 2013. In his last fight prior to UFC 174, he beat Demian Maia via unanimous decision at UFC 170 – Rousey vs. McMann on Feb / 22 / 2014.

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Tyron Woodley (13-2)

Woodley has four knockouts, five submissions and four decision victories. The longtime Strikeforce champion joined the UFC on a ten wins and one loss in his first eleven fights. He beat Jay Hieron via 1st RD TKO at UFC 156 – Aldo vs. Edgar on Feb / 02 / 2013. He would lose to Jake Shields via submission at UFC 161 – Evans vs. Henderson on Jun / 15 / 2013. In his next two fights he is 2-0 with wins over Josh Koscheck via 1st RD KO at and then Carlos Condit via 2nd TKO at UFC 171 – Hendricks vs. Lawler on Mar / 15 / 2014.

Knockouts: Both fighters have won their fights with a 38% knockout average.

Submissions: MacDonald has won 38% of his fights compared to Woodley who has 31%.

Decisions: Woodley has won more fights by decision by 31% compared to MacDonald who has 25%.

Striking: MacDonald lands 40.2 strikes per minute compared to Woodley who has 2.67. Woodley has a better striking accuracy with 56% compared to MacDonald, who has 45%. Woodley takes 2.73 strikes per minute compared to MacDonald, who has 2.38. Finally, MacDonald has a better striking defense with 63% compared to Woodley who has 52%.

Grappling: MacDonald has a 2.7 takedown average compared to Woodley who has 2.43. MacDonald has a better takedown accuracy with 57% compared to Woodley, who has 46%. However, Woodley is almost impossible to be taken down with 94% compared to MacDonald who has 88%.

UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov goes down this Saturday night on UFC Fight Pass, FX and pay-per-view. MMA Frenzy will have the latest news leading up to, during and after the event, as well as having the latest and greatest live play-by-play coverage of the event. From the first fight of the prelim side of the card on Fight Pass and FX all the way to the main event fight on PPV. Keep it locked on MMA Frenzy. The headlining fight is Demetrious Johnson vs. Ali Bagautinov, the co-main event is Rory MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley. The event airs from Vancouver, Canada at the Rogers Arena. The show starts with Jason Saggo vs. Josh Shockley on Fight Pass at 7:00.PM.ET. Then switching to FX with Elizabeth Phillips vs. Valerie Letourneau at 8:00.PM.ET and then starting the real fights with the main card on PPV with Ryan Jimmo vs. Ovince St. Preux at 10:00.PM.ET.


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