Steroids in MMA
Which MMA Fighter Will Test Positive For Steroids Next?

UFC Booking Alert: Rory MacDonald to Face Demian Maia at UFC 170


(If MacDonald’s fighting career doesn’t pan out, he can always get a job as a male model. / Photo via Getty.)

The UFC announced that welterweights Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia would face off at UFC 170 this February. They made the announcement when the MMA world was abuzz with talk about the stellar fight card taking place. You know, the one that hosted one of the most exciting main events ever? So the news didn’t really stick.

Maia is coming off a disappointing loss to Jake Shields at UFC Fight Night 29 back in October. He looked his age, 36, during the fight.

MacDonald recently had his hype train derailed by a resurgent Robbie Lawler at UFC 167, snapping a five-fight winning streak and presumably costing him a fight with Georges St.Pierre.

MacDonald-Maia is good booking, at least from a business perspective.  The well-rounded MacDonald is an atrocious match-up for Maia—who has average striking and deficient takedowns. It’s clear that the UFC wants to get their 24-year-old, Canadian prospect back in “the mix” as soon as possible. The best way to do that is give him a name opponent that he has a high chance of beating. They want to make him their next GSP sooner rather than later.

Comments

  1. UFC Booking Alert: Rory MacDonald to Face Demian Maia at UFC 170 – Cagepotato Says:

    Sat, 12/07/13 - 11:49


    [...] the rest here: UFC Booking Alert: Rory MacDonald to Face Demian Maia at UFC 170 – Cagepotato Related PostsBooking Alert: Brian Bowles Returns, Faces George Roop at UFC 160 in Las … [...]
  2. Rashad Evans Suffers Leg Injury, Out of UFC 170 Fight With Daniel Cormier - MMALinker Says:

    Wed, 02/12/14 - 07:40


    [...] a result of the bout-scratch, the welterweight matchup between Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia now becomes UFC 170′s co-main event. It also means that Ronda Rousey will have to carry this [...]
  3. Rashad Evans Suffers Leg Injury, Out of UFC 170 Fight With Daniel Cormier | MMA Bookmarks Says:

    Thu, 02/13/14 - 12:21


    [...] a result of the bout-scratch, the welterweight matchup between Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia now becomes UFC 170′s co-main event. It also means that Ronda Rousey will have to carry this [...]
  4. poplar table Says:

    Fri, 07/11/14 - 06:03


    The Ships's Voyages... I think technological innovation just causes it to be worse. Now there is a channel to in no way treatment, now there would not be considered a prospect for them to discover....
  5. cozy cove Says:

    Thu, 08/28/14 - 07:51


    The Birch of the Shadow... I believe there may possibly be a several duplicates, but an exceedingly handy listing! I have tweeted this. Several thanks for sharing!...
  6. blue ofica Says:

    Tue, 01/20/15 - 04:59


    The Slave of the Husband... Trying to get ahead to finding out extra from you afterward!......
CagePotatoMMA