Autumn/Fall 2021
Potentially

Potential contest
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
23-10-1
25-8-1

The tape

33
Age
29
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm

Full record

KO 1UD 3SUB 1UD 3SD 3
Form
KO 1UD 3KO 3UD 3UD 3
23
Wins
25
7
By KO
16
30
KO%
64
9
By Sub
7
39
SUB%
28
10
Losses
8
4
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
4
1
Draws
1
2005
Debut
2012
34
Bouts
34
88
Rounds
52
6 hours, 32 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 48 minutes

Current rankings @ Welterweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Rory MacDonald vs Ray Cooper preview

When is MacDonald vs III?

Rory MacDonald could potentially face the challenge of Ray Cooper, in Autumn/Fall 2021.

The fight would take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

MacDonald vs III stats

Rory MacDonald would step into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 10 loses and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.

Ray Cooper would make his way to the cage with a record of 25 wins, 8 loses and 1 draw, with 16 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.

The stats suggest Cooper would have a massive power advantage over MacDonald, boosting at 64% knock out percentage over MacDonald's 30%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest MacDonald would have an advantage over Cooper, with a 39% submission rate over Cooper's 28%.

Rory MacDonald is the older man by 4 years, at 33 years old.

MacDonald has a height advantage of 5 inches over Cooper. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.

MacDonald is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2005, 6 years and 8 months earlier than Cooper, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 36 more professional rounds, 88 to Cooper's 52.

MacDonald vs III form

Rory MacDonald has beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Dilano Taylor at PFL 2022 #8 on 13th August 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Sadibou Sy at PFL 2022 #6 on 1st July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Brett Cooper at PFL 2022 #3 on 6th May 2022 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.

Before that, he had lost to Ray Cooper at PFL 2021 #7 on 13th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.

He had been beaten by Gleison Tibau at PFL 2021 #5 on 17th June 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.

Cooper has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he beat Brett Cooper at PFL 2022 #6 on 1st July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Carlos Leal at PFL 2022 #3 on 6th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.

Going into that contest, he had beat Magomed Magomedkerimov at PFL 2021 #10 on 27th October 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Rory MacDonald at PFL 2021 #7 on 13th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.

He had won against Nikolay Aleksakhin at PFL 2021 #5 on 17th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Ray Cooper has been fighting more than Rory MacDonald.

Rory MacDonald last fought 3 months and 16 days ago, while Ray Cooper's last outing was 4 months and 28 days ago.

MacDonald's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Cooper's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

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