The first round was a bit back and forth, however one they got to the second round, it was a clear cut winner. Rory MacDonald tuned up Woodley and really started to pick apart Woodley. Joe Rogan would say that it reminded him of the MacDonal – BJ Penn fight.
Rory stays the aggressor and is really throwing Woodley off his game. Rory stays on Woodley and really picks him apart.
Woodley showed some life at the beginning of the third round, but got tired and Rory went back to his ways of beating up Woodley
“I know there is a big fight with Brown (Matt Brown) and Robbie (Robbie Lawler) But one day soon, that belt will be mine”, said Macdonald in his post fight interview.
Rory MacDonald (16-2) 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.
Tyron Woodley (13-2) 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.