Rory MacDonald exits Bellator, signals with PFL – MMA Battling

Rory MacDonald has finished his absolutely free company by signing an exclusive deal with the Expert Fighters League.

News of the move was initial claimed by the PFL’s broadcast associate at ESPN as MacDonald leaves Bellator MMA wherever he was the previous welterweight champion and 1-time middleweight title contender.

It is a shocking shift for the thirty-12 months-aged Canadian, who fought out his agreement with Bellator in Oct when he dropped a unanimous selection to Douglas Lima in the finals of the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix.

Even after that loss, MacDonald still appeared assured he would return to Bellator wherever he experienced fought 6 periods around the earlier two decades right after becoming a member of the Viacom-owned marketing following a lengthy stint with the UFC.

Now MacDonald will join the PFL exactly where he will certainly come to be a prohibitive favored in the welterweight division when year three begins in 2020.

MacDonald is at this time 21-6-one in his profession such as noteworthy wins over Paul Daley, Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia.

He jumps into a welterweight division that will see previous UFC fighter David Michaud get on Ray Cooper in the present-day year finals on Dec. 31 with the winner getting property the $1 million grand prize.