MacDonald Current Favourite To Beat "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler

Published on April 15th, 2015 7:15 pm EST

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Ultimate Fighting Championship - UFC 189 - Event Poster - Featherweight - Josť Aldo vs. Conor McGregor - Welterweight - Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonaldOn July 11th, in the co-main event of UFC 189, Rory MacDonald will take on "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler for the UFC Welterweight title.

The odds for this fight are quite unusual - after all, Lawler is the reigning and defending Welterweight champion AND he already has a win over MacDonald under his belt.

The bookmakers, however, have made MacDonald the favourite leading up to this fight - here are the current betting odds:

Robbie Lawler, 2.60
Rory MacDonald, 1.50

According to these odds, Lawler should win the fight 38.46% of the time, while MacDonald should win the fight 66.67% of the time.

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Rory MacDonald has been attempting to earn himself a shot at the title for a number of years now but has always fallen a bit short. That was, of course, until he destroyed Tarec Saffiedine in October of 2014 to finally earn himself a shot at the title.

The general consensus seems to be that MacDonald has too many weapons and is too well-rounded to lose to Lawler, especially over the course of a five round fight. Lawler's supporters, of course, will point to Lawler's win over MacDonald at UFC 167 in November of 2013 as evidence that he has the tools to win.

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Regardless of what happens, this should be a tremendous fight. MacDonald is one of the most well-rounded fighters in all of mixed martial arts and Lawler has the heart of a lion. This is a perfect co-main event fight for UFC 189 in July.

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