Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
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 as in favor of 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 ring with a record of 20 wins, 5 loses 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 ring with an unblemished record of 9 wins and 0 draws and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested MacDonald had a massive power advantage over Gracie, boasting at 35% knock out percentage over Gracie's 0%.
Rory MacDonald was the younger man by 1 year, at 32 years old.
MacDonald had 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 50 more professional rounds, 84 to Gracie's 34.
MacDonald's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.3 rounds on average.
Gracie's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.7 rounds on average.