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RYAN MACDONALD

AGE

26

RECORD

10-1-0

REACH

71”

HEIGHT

5”11"

WEIGHT

125LB

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

DISORDERLY CONDUCT

HOMETOWN

NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA, US

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT MARCH 2019 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 148 – VS CHRIS GUTIEREZ

RESULT – LOST VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Gutierrez opens the fight with the leg kick. Macdonald takes the outside position. Hard leg kick lands for Chris! He is exploding with the kickboxing techniques early. MacDonald returns the kick. Gutierrez is looking more confident early. Nice leg kick lands for Macdonald. Gutierrez responds with a hard kick to the body! Gutierrez is looking relaxed. 1st min in, Gutierrez starts to follow his kicks with the punches and lands a nice right hand. MacDonald is switching up his stances. Chris is throwing faints. Hard leg kick lands for Chris! He is destroying the lead leg of Macdonald. Macdonald moves forward with the punches but he is out of range. Gutierrez responds with a body shot. Halfway in, Gutierrez is walking Macdonald down. He is looking phenomenal in his UFC debut. Macdonald is looking confused. Gutierrez is showing nice footwork. Big body kick lands for Gutierrez! Macdonald is flat footed and an easy target for the kick of Gutierrez. 1 min to go, Gutierrez is landing with a jab. He is mixing his attacks high and low. Another hard leg kick lands for Gutierrez! Macdonald has no answer so far. Macdonald throws a double jab and finishes the combination with the nasty leg kick! 10-9 Chris 

Rd 2 – Gutierrez opens the round with a head kick, partially blocked by Macdonald. Gutierrez establishes pressure. MacDonald is keeping his distance with the kicks. Gutierrez is switching up his stances. Hard leg kick lands for Gutierrez! Gutierrez moves forward and lands a nasty kick to the body! He is on fire in this fight! 1st min in, MacDonald moves with a jab and lands. Gutierrez returns the jab and continues with the kicks. He is throwing them from all angles. Gutierrez is beating Macdonald up. Gutierrez explodes and lands a hard kick to the body! Those are nasty! The stomach of Macdonald is already red. Stiff jabs are landing for Gutierrez. He is very creative in his attacks. Halfway in, Macdonald is taking big damage. He has a problem with his left foot. Gutierrez spins and lands a hard kick to the body! MacDonald is showing his toughness! Gutierrez is on another level. He is destroying Macdonald on the feet. Macdonald has a hard time landing anything in this round. He dives for a takedown. Gutierrez defends the takedown and continues with the pressure. He continues to destroy the lead leg of Macdonald. 1 min to go, Macdonald catches the kick and initiates the clinch against the fence. Gutierrez separates and continues with the kicks. Macdonald desperately dives for another takedown, easily defended by Gutierrez. Macdonald moves in with a jab but eats a hard left hook to the body! 10-9 Gutierrez  

Rd 3 – Both fighters are showing respect at the beginning of the round. Gutierrez takes the center. MacDonald lands a jab. Gutierrez chops the lead leg of Macdonald. Macdonald has a hard time moving. Macdonald closes the distance and tries to force a clinch. Gutierrez moves away and continues to throw his kicks. He has landed over 30 of them so far. 1st min in, Hard kick to the body lands for Gutierrez! He throws them with huge power. Macdonald is looking beaten and desperate. He has a big cut on his forehead. Macdonald wakes up and lands a couple of kicks. He establishes the pressure. MacDonald fires a double jab. Gutierrez shows his great head movement and counters with a right over the top. Macdonald pushes with the punches but misses all of them. Halfway in, Gutierrez is not as active in this round. He lands a couple of soft kicks. Nice body shot lands for Gutierrez. Hard leg kick spins Macdonald around! Gutierrez is working the legs and the body in this round. Macdonald is still in this fight. Macdonald moves forward and level changes. Gutierrez stops the takedown and resets in the center. 1 min to go, MacDonald is missing with everything he throws. Gutierrez closes the distance and lands a right hand. Gutierrez tries to trip MacDonald but finishes on the bottom. Not a smart move from Gutierrez. MacDonald is working for a position. He takes the guard but Gutierrez shoots for the triangle choke! 10-9 Gutierrez  

WATCH FIGHT

MARCH 2018 MCF 15 – VS MATT MURPHY

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD TKO (RETIREMENT)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Fighters are in the center. Macdonald opens the fight with a couple of kicks. Murphy explodes and lands a big overhand right! Macdonald absorbs the shot. Murphy slowly establishes the pressure. Macdonald moves in with the kick but eats a hard counter right hand. Murphy is throwing power shots early. He is looking sharp. 1st min in, Macdonald moves with the one-two but eats a right hand counter. Nice jab-cross lands for Macdonald! He follows the attacks with a nasty leg kick! Macdonald feels confident as he connects with an uppercut! Murphy fires an overhand counter and drops Macdonald down!!! Murphy follows him to the mat and takes the guard position. Macdonald is in all sorts of trouble early. Macdonald is defending well. Halfway in, Macdonald is busy from the bottom, he is working for his way back to his feet. Murphy is in the half guard position. Macdonald scrambles and reverses the position. Murphy explodes back to his feet. Macdonald is controlling him against the fence. Nice elbow lands for Macdonald on the separation! 1 min to go they are back in the center. Macdonald is working behind his jab. Murphy partially lands a big right hook! He is very accurate with the power shots in this round. Macdonald responds with a double jab and lands. Nice front kick to the head lands for Macdonald! 10-9 Murphy

Rd 2 – Both fighters are light on their feet. Macdonald takes the center and establishes the pressure. He opens the round with a nice leg kick. Murphy is in the high guard and looking to explode with the power right. Macdonald is more active with the kicks and punches. Murphy moves in and lands a hard two punch combo! 1st min in, Macdonald resets and continues to work with a jab. Nice leg kick lands for Macdonald. He goes high with the kick, blocked by Murphy. Macdonald is keeping his distance much better in this round. He is constantly landing with the jab. Murphy has a hard time connecting. He is missing with the punches. Big leg kick lands for MacDonald! Halfway in, Murphy explodes and lands an overhand right! Macdonald absorbs the shot well. He shoots for a single leg and scores the takedown. He takes the back of Murphy! He has one hook in. Murphy is in a bad position! Both hooks in for MacDonald! He sinks the rear-naked choke! Murphy is trying to separate the hands! Murphy is doing everything to defend! Macdonald fails to secure the choke. 1 min to go, Murphy is out of danger. Macdonald is landing nice short elbows from the top. He is back to the rear-naked choke once again! He is putting strong pressure on Murphy! Murphy is in the survival mode! 10-9 Macdonald

Rd 3 – Stiff jab lands for Macdonald! Murphy establishes the forward pressure. He is throwing faints. Macdonald lands a nice straight left. Murphy is heavy on the lead leg. He is eating a lot of leg kicks. Stiff jab lands for Macdonald! He goes high with the kick and partially lands! Macdonald is looking confident. It looks like Murphy is slowing down. He eats another head kick! Murphy counters with the right hand. 1st min in, Murphy is taking a lot of damage early. Macdonald presses forward with the 3 punch combo and lands! He follows the attack with the big knee to the head! Murphy has no answer! Macdonald dives for a single leg and scores the takedown. Murphy rolls and gives his back to Macdonald! Macdonald is dominating the fight. Halfway in, Murphy explodes and reverses the position. Murphy is in the butterfly guard of Macdonald. Macdonald is looking for a triangle choke! Murphy slips out of the choke. Murphy makes a transition to side control. Macdonald scrambles from the bottom and reverses. Murphy shoots for a guillotine choke! It looks tight!!! Macdonald is in trouble!! Macdonald shows great submission defense as he finds his way out of the choke! 1 min to go, Murphy is back into the guard position. Both fighters are looking tired. Macdonald pulls the rubber guard on Murphy. Murphy is not able to continue. 10-9 MacDonald 

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

22 MATCHES 16 WINS 5 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 3 1
SUBMISSION 5 1
DECISION 8 3
DRAWS 1
NO CONTEST

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • MacDonald is a talented and aggressive standup fighter with a good wrestling offense.
  • MacDonald has good boxing skills. He is very accurate with the jab.
  • However, his kickboxing defense poor as seen against Gutierrez. He was eating a lot of hard kicks early in the fight.
  • Against Gutierrez, Macdonald had a hard time keeping his distance.
  • Against Murphy, Macdonald has shown good wrestling offense.
  • He has good footwork. Against Murphy, he was doing a good job avoiding the power punches.
  • On the mat, MacDonald is constantly threatening with the submissions.
  • He was doing a good job reversing the positions on the mat against Murphy.
  • MacDonald is not feeling comfortable fighting under the constant pressure as seen against Gutierrez.