Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Lima vs MacDonald?
Douglas Lima beat Rory MacDonald by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of Bellator 232, on Saturday 26th October 2019 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Douglas Lima.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
This contest was for the Bellator welterweight championship.
Lima vs MacDonald stats
Douglas Lima stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Rory MacDonald made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested MacDonald had a massive power advantage over Lima, boosting at 33% knock out percentage over Lima's 0%.
Douglas Lima was the older man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Lima had a height advantage of 1 inch over MacDonald. Despite this, MacDonald had 2-inch reach advantage.
Lima's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to MacDonald's, having had 27 less fights, and made his debut in 2006, 8 months later than MacDonald, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 18 more professional rounds, 101 to MacDonald's 83.
Lima vs MacDonald form
Rory MacDonald had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Gleison Tibau at PFL 2021 #5 on 17th June 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Curtis Millender at PFL 2021 #2 on 29th April 2021 by submission in the 1st round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Douglas Lima at Bellator 232 on 26th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Welterweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Before that, he had won against Neiman Gracie at Bellator 222 on 14th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
He had drawn with Jon Fitch at Bellator 220 on 27th April 2019 by majority draw in their 5 round contest in their Bellator Welterweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose.
MacDonald's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.