Saturday, September 26, 2009

Rory MacDonald Defeats Nick Hinchliffe by K.O., Rd. 2

So far, there are no official descriptions of the fight, but King Of The Cage Canada is reporting on their site that Kelowna's own Rory Macdonald (9-0) has successfully defeated Nick Hincliffe (11-5) by knock-out. The finish came during the second round in the main event of the KOTC: Disturbed card, which was held in Edmonton, Alberta on Friday, September 25th.

What's most impressive about this win is that, while MacDonald is just moving up from lightweight, his opponent has fought as high as light-heavyweight in the past. What's more, despite the fact that the majority of Hinchliff'e's wins have been (T)K.O.'s, while most of MacDonald's victories have come by tapout, it was the younger, smaller, MacDonald who finished their fight with strikes.

Clearly, my confidence in Rory MacDonald was not misplaced. I expect big, big things from him and believe that he'll break into one of the big shows in the near future, possibly even the UFC.

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