Rory MacDonald Expects to Shut Robbie Lawler Down at UFC 167

Rory MacDonald Expects to Shut Robbie Lawler Down at UFC 167

UFC welterweight Robbie Lawler doesn’t have a ton of tricks up his sleeve. That being said, he’s also extremely effective, possessing a plethora of strikes and the power to put any adversary to sleep. However, don’t expect a ton of concern from UFC 167 foe Rory MacDonald when the two meet on November 16.

According to an interview with SportsNet, MacDonald expects to make Lawler look like a second-tier fighter come showtime…

“I think it’s a good fight for me. He’s a very tough guy who has been around for a very long time. I’ve been watching him since I was a little kid, you know? He’s another one of those guys I watched growing up that I get to fight. So it’s an honor and I’m looking forward to it.”

“I think it will be a very dominant performance. I think I’ll be able to shut him down in every field of MMA.”

Lawler is 21-9 in his career with 18 knockouts to his credit including those over Melvin Manhoef, Frank Trigg, and Josh Koscheck. Comparably, MacDonald holds an overall record of 15-1 and is on a five-fight winning streak featuring success against Mike Pyle, B.J. Penn, and most recent Jake Ellenberger.