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The crowd obviously supports hometown boy Rory MacDonald.
Round 1: MacDonald gets in Condit’s face right away; he catches a kick from Condit and takes him down. He tells Condit to get up and gets the better of an exchange of hands. They clinch and after a few moments MacDonald slams Condit to the canvas, he lands in Condit’s guard. They reach a stalemate on the ground and Condit gets to his feet. Condit rocks MacDonald but MacDonald recovers quickly. MacDonald nails Condit off of a kick and after another exchange takes Condit down again. The crowd chants “Rory!” They scramble on the ground and both end up back on their feet. MacDonald in Condit’s face again, landing combos, occasional kicks and never relenting with the pressure. Condit with some nice kicks. MacDonald catches a knee fromCondit and lands a body shot. Condit with a leg kick. MacDonald ducks a combo and gets a takedown. A lot of action in Round 1. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for MacDonald
Round 2: They take to the middle of the cage immediately and MacDonald resumes with the pressure. They exchange and MacDonald reverses a takedown attempt by Condit and lands a takedown of his own. They are back to their feet and the pace is lightning fast. They clinch and Condit misses on a knee, MacDonald lands a punch. They are trading on the feet; Condit with another nice leg kick. Condit misses with a superman punch, MacDonald tries for a takedown but Condit reverses it and briefly gets on top. MacDonald sweeps him and gets into Condit’s guard. They are back to their feet and MacDonald is getting the better of the exchanges. Condit tries for a takedown but it is easily shrugged off. Condit turns it on at the end, lands a push kick to MacDonald’s face and falls in the process as MacDonald lands a push kick of his own. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for MacDonald
Round 3: MacDonald catches a leg kick and throws a flying knee. He is all over Condit, landing a head kick and some solid punches. Condit lands a nice punch and MacDonald drops for a takedown. Condit goes for a kimura, MacDonald sees it but Condit still gets on top of MacDonald. A nice elbow from the top by Condit. THey are scrambling and Condit is landing some nice elbows. Condit with the mount. Back to half guard. MacDonald is bleeding. Condit with a nice right hand. MacDonald gets back to his feet, Condit has him pressed against the cage, he lands a good combo and MacDonald drops to the canvas as he goes for a takedown. MacDonald’s right eye is looking rough and swollen; Condit is punishing him against the cage. Condit is all over MacDonald, back into full mount briefly. MacDonald is just trying to survive. The ref calls it with ten seconds left in the fight, the crowd boos heavily.
Carlos Condit defeated Rory MacDonald via TKO (strikes) at 4:53 of Round 3.