Carlos Condit vs. Rory MacDonald Rematch Scheduled for UFC 158 in Montreal

December 12, 2012
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Rory MacDonald at UFC 129Rory MacDonald asked for it, and now he’ll get his wish.

Following a dominant win over B.J. Penn at UFC on Fox 5, Rory MacDonald wanted a chance to get back the only loss on his record, so now he faces Carlos Condit at UFC 158 headed to Montreal in March.

The card is expected to take place on March 16 with MacDonald vs. Condit being a featured bout on the line-up.

Multiple sources confirmed the fight to MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday with both Condit and MacDonald agreeing to the rematch, the date and location. MMAJunkie.com first reported the news.

According to the initial report, the fight will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

Condit and MacDonald first met in 2010 at UFC 115. MacDonald controlled most of the first two rounds of the fight with takedowns and ground control, but it wasn’t enough to subdue Condit in the final round.

The “Natural Born Killer” came out guns blazing and didn’t stop until MacDonald’s face was a bloody mess, and the fight was stopped with just seven seconds to go.

Now the two welterweights will meet again, this time in Montreal as the UFC returns to Canada for their first major show on 2013 in the land up north.

  • datdudechris…ONCE AGAIN!!!!!

    yea baby lets do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • datdudechris…ONCE AGAIN!!!!!

    yea baby lets do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bajafox

    Not a fan of either fighter but I wouldn’t mind a repeat of their first match.

    No doubt McDonald is a huge talent in the UFC but his disrespect for BJ in the ring killed any chance of me ever rooting for him.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jake.simmons.52035 Jake Simmons

      I agree. Let Condit kick his ass again in Canada again. By TKO again. Does he really think he’ll beat Condit? I’ll bet -200 on Condit!!

      • adam1848

        Condit is one of my favorite fighters and I’m sure this will be an all out war and possibly fight of 2013 candidate, but Rory is an animal, and I think he has a pretty good chance of winning this fight. Of course it could go either way, but if you sleep on Rory, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise, in my opinion.

    • drkdisciple

      I am sure Rory lost plenty of sleep over that!

    • Derek Lemaster

      Exactly! You dont showboat a legend like that.

    • onehitwonder

      yeah, i didn’t like him shuffling his feet after he already had BJ beat. hope Carlos kicks his ass, Rory reminds me of the dude from the movie “Christine”

  • theegr81

    why do they always make condit the bad guy? give the guy a neutral venue for once!

    • Maddawgmar

      I agree. I’ve been sayin the same thing. Condit beat him on Canadian turf, now make Rory fight Carlos in America. Do it in Vegas, or somewhere near New Mexico.

      • bajafox

        I agree too but at the same time seeing Rory get beat yet again at home wouldn’t be such a bad thing

  • julian moran

    I like this fight. I believe Rory Mc Donald will beat Condit.

    • Sebastian Sassi

      Condit’s gotten only better since that fight, and Rory looks the same to me. Condit will come out as aggressively as he did in round 3 last time and it’ll be over quickly.

      • Cptmats

        Nah Rory will smash him ! Rory is a different breed of fighter and he’s still just a kid !

        • Sebastian Sassi

          Yawn. Whatever. Fanboyism is dumb. If GSP didn’t smash him, Rory sure won’t.

          • Cptmats

            lol , Go away Noob ! Perhaps you forgot Condit walking back to his corner looking like he just went through a wind shield ! And what does GSP have to do with anything ? I would say if Rory is not better than George all ready he will be soon !

          • Sebastian Sassi

            They’re serving some really good crack up there. Even Rory would tell you you’re insane on this score.

          • Cptmats

            Really ? So you talked to Rory ? or is it just that you can’t back up your argument so you just throw out insults and try and sound cool ?
            Your a Joke !

          • Sebastian Sassi

            You’re, not your. Get back to class, Harry. Your teacher is probably wondering why you’re missing.

          • Cptmats

            Exactly what i though. You got nothing but **** talk !

  • drkdisciple

    Bad news for condit and all his “USA>>>USA>>>USA ” fans… a 2nd beating on the way! May the Natural Born Runner run like he never ran before

    • Sebastian Sassi

      It’s fighting, not brawling. You Diaz fans just don’t get it–you have NO obligation to stand still so your opponent has any easy time hitting you. Movement is part of fighting, and Condit moves well.

      The only person who got a beating was Rory. I’m all for a second beating. He deserves it.

  • JD

    Rory looked great standing up against a much shorter, slower, older, smaller BJ who also had a much shorter reach. Condit proved his striking is top notch by picking apart, and beating Diaz to the punch. Rory will try to win this fight with take downs, and I hope Condit can stuff them and put him in his place again.

    • Cptmats

      You do know Rory dominated the stand up in their first fight right ? Actually Rory dominated everywhere untill he gassed out……don’t see him making the same mistake twice

  • kennybro

    smart move for rory to ask for this fight. a win over condit would move him up the rankings, even though they would be 1-1.

  • Hugh Shakeshaft

    This is good for Condit. He knows he needs to evolve and defend the takedown or get better on the ground. It is what it is. He either begins to get the skills to beat guys like Rory and GSP or he becomes a gatekeeper. Silva and Jr. defend takedowns and implement their stand-up game. So far Condit has not been able to do the same.

    • Sebastian Sassi

      Condit has had a bunch of submissions from the ground and would have had threatened a few on GSP if the blood didn’t make slipperiness a factor. His ground game is fine.

  • King_DG

    damn Condit never gets home advantage, he fought Hardy, GSP and Rory on their home turf! Wtf is up with that?

  • Denny Swain

    Rory mcdonald will be champ for a very long time as soon as he moves up in weight.he just destroyed bj penn very easily

  • jeremy

    I think Rory will destroy Condit.. I think GSP’s time is numbered with this kid coming up.

  • mayhemtaylor

    Gsp vs diaz is gonna ve like,smooth vs diaz

  • Jt

    Bj penn was in the worst shape of his career fighting rory. That’s like chuck Liddell fighting Jon jones. And rory won’t survive that same head kick that floored gsp.

  • Sir_Roy

    I’m giving this fight to Condit.

  • mosa

    i dont know why but i dont like rory and condit shouldnt give this punkass a rematch