UFC FN 89: Stephen Thompson Outscores Rory MacDonald
By FCF Staff
Stephen Thompson’s rise up the welterweight ranks continued tonight at UFC Fight Night 89, as the vaunted striker’s footwork and striking proved to be too much for Rory MacDonald.
Although Thompson never appeared close to finishing MacDonald, the welterweight outscored MacDonald with strikes throughout the bout, and defended the latter’s takedown attempts. After five rounds, Thompson was awarded the unanimous decision win.
In the co-headliner, Donald Cerrone kept Patrick Cote on the defensive with takedowns early on, before he kicked his striking into hight gear and began to punish the rugged vet. In round three, Cerrone floored Cote with a big left, and finished the fight with follow up strikes.
Here are the results from UFC FN 89, which took place in Ottawa, Ontario.
Stephen Thompson def. Rory MacDonald via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 48-47)
Donald Cerrone def. Patrick Cote TKO (punches) R3, 2:35
Steve Bosse def. Sean O’Connell via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Thibault Gouti via submission (rear-naked-choke) R3, 2:28
Joanne Calderwood def. Valerie Letourneau via TKO (body kick and punches) R3, 2:51
Jason Saggo def. Leandro Silva via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Misha Cirkunov def. Ion Cutelaba via submission (arm-triangle-choke) R3, 1:22
Krzysztof Jotko def. Tamdan McCrory via KO (punches) R1, 0:59
Joe Soto def. Chris Beal via submission (rear-naked-choke) R3, 3:39
Elias Theodorou def. Sam Alvey via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Randa Markos def. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Colby Covington def. Jonathan Meunier via submission (rear-naked-choke) R3, 4:06
Ali Bagautinov def. Geane Herrera via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)