Bet on UFC Fight Night 89: MacDonald vs. Thompson

Bet on UFC Fight Night 89People who bet on UFC Fight Night can pick between Rory MacDonald – aka the Red King, aka, Ares, aka Waterboy, aka the Canadian Psycho – and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson in the main event on June 18th. Here are the odds:

Rory MacDonald 2½ (-160) -105 
 
Stephen Thompson 2½ (+140) -115
 
MacDonald and Thompson are ranked, respectively, No. 1 and No. 2 in official UFC welterweight rankings. This will be the first time they will meet inside the octagon, so perhaps introductions should be on hand for the benefit of UFC betting fans.
 
Rory MacDonald
 
Country: Canada.
Age: 26 years old.
MMA Record: 18 (7 by KO, 6 by submission, 5 by decision)-3 (2 by KO, 1 by decision)-0.
KO/TKO: 39%
Submission: 33%.
Decision: 28%
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 170 pounds.
Reach: 76”
Leg reach: 0”
Strikes landed/minute: 3.96.
Strike accuracy: 42.7%
Strikes absorbed/minute: 2.5.
Defense: 63.6%
Takedown avg.: 2.06.
Takedown accuracy: 50%
Takedowns defended: 88.8%
Submission avg.: .49.
Styles: Kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu,Muay Thai.
Fighting stance: Orthodox.
Team: Tristar Gym.
Trained by: David Lea.
Level: Black belt in no gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Active: 2005-present.
 
Not bad, by the standards of most fans who bet on UFC. 
 
Stephen Thompson
 
Country: United States of America.
Age:33 years old.
MMA Record: 12 (7 by KO, 1 by submission, 4 by decision)-1 (by decision)-0.
Kickboxing Record: 57-0-0.
KO/TKO: 58%
Submission: 8%.
Decision: 33%
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 170 pounds.
Reach: 75”
Leg reach: 41”
Strikes landed/minute: 4.79.
Strike accuracy: 50.5%
Strikes absorbed/minute: 2.9.
Defense: 58.3%
Takedown avg.: 1.1.
Takedown accuracy: 55.5%
Takedowns defended: 80%
Submission avg.: 000.
Styles: American Kickboxing, Kempo Karate.
Fighting stance: Southpaw.
Team: Upstate Karate, Pitch Black MMA.
Trained by: Firas Zahabi, Ray Thompson, Carlos Machado.
Level: 5th degree black belt in Tetsushin Ryu Kempo Karate, 1st degree black belt in Tetsu Shin Ryu Ju-Jitsu, Black belt in American Kickboxing, Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Active: 2010-present.
 
Fans who bet on UFC should be aware that MacDonald lost his last bout against current UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 189 following a three-fight winning streak. Thompson, on the other hand, has won his last 6 consecutive fights – including the main event of Fight Night 82 versus Johny Hendricks – after his first and only loss to Matt Brown at UFC 145. According to UFC betting experts, the winner between MacDonald and Thompson is very likely to go on to challenge Fowler – who has beaten MacDonald twice already but has yet to encounter Thompson.