Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won MacDonald vs Millender?
Rory MacDonald beat Curtis Millender by submission in the 1st round, during the main event of PFL 2021 #2, on Thursday 29th April 2021 at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
MacDonald vs Millender stats
Rory MacDonald stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Curtis Millender made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested that MacDonald and Millender have similar power, both with a 33% knock out percentage.
Rory MacDonald was the younger man by 2 years, at 32 years old.
Millender had a height advantage of 2 inches over MacDonald. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
MacDonald was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 7 years and 4 months earlier than Millender, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 84 more professional rounds, 84 to Millender's 0.
MacDonald vs Millender form
Rory MacDonald had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Douglas Lima at Bellator 232 on 26th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Welterweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had been beaten by Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 206 on 29th September 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose.
He had beat Douglas Lima at Bellator 192 on 20th January 2018 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Welterweight championship fight at Great Wester Forum, Inglewood.
MacDonald's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
Millender's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 3 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 5 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.