Jun 14 2019
Friday

Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
20-5-0
UD 5
UD 5
9-0-0

Belts on The Line

Bellator Welterweight Championship

The tape

34
Age
35
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm

Tape record

MDKOUDSUBUD
Form
SUBSUBSUBSUBSUB
20
Wins
9
7
By KO
0
35
KO%
0
7
By SUB
8
35
SUB%
89
5
Loses
0
3
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
1
Draws
0
2005
Debut
2013
26
Bouts
9
66
Rounds
18
4 hours, 47 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 14 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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Tapology
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Rory MacDonald vs Neiman Gracie report

Who won MacDonald vs Gracie?

Rory MacDonald beat Neiman Gracie by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of Bellator 222, on Friday 14th June 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Rory MacDonald.

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.

MacDonald vs Gracie stats

Rory MacDonald stepped into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.

Neiman Gracie made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 9 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws and 8 by submission.

Rory MacDonald's Bellator record stood at 3-2-1, while Neiman Gracie's came in at 9-4-0.

The stats suggested MacDonald had a massive power advantage over Gracie, boasting a 35% knock out percentage over Gracie's 0%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Gracie had a massive advantage over MacDonald, boasting a 89% submission rate over MacDonald's 35%.

Rory MacDonald was the younger man by 1 year, at 34 years old.

MacDonald had a 2-inch reach advantage.

MacDonald was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 7 years and 10 months earlier than Gracie, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 52 more professional rounds, 88 to Gracie's 36.

MacDonald vs Gracie form

Gracie had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Mark Lemminger at Bellator 266 on 18th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at SAP Center, San Jose, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Jason Jackson at Bellator 255 on 2nd April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Jon Fitch at Bellator 246 on 12th September 2020 by submission in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he had been beaten by Rory MacDonald 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 defeated Ed Ruth at Bellator 213 on 15th December 2018 by submission in the 4th round at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.

Activity check

MacDonald's last 3 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 4 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 1 month and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.

Gracie's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

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