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UFC 174 live blog: Rory MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley

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Rory MacDonald eyes his second straight UFC win against Tyron Woodley at UFC 174.
Rory MacDonald eyes his second straight UFC win against Tyron Woodley at UFC 174.
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This is the UFC 174 live blog for Rory MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley, a welterweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada.

MacDonald, who has won four of his past five UFC fights, will face Woodley, who is 3-1 in the UFC, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 174 live blog below.


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Round 1: John McCarthy is the referee in charge of the action. Both fighters open orthodox. MacDonald whiffs on a leg kick, but has taken center of the Octagon right away. Woodley punches his way into the clinch. Woodley is throwing knees to the body and foot stomps. Great body kick scores for Woodley after MacDonald misses with the Brazilian kick. MacDonald misses with a front kick and Woodley tries to use it for a single leg, but lets it go. Great body kick from MacDonald and he's still stalking. Woodley charges in and and eats a knee to the body, but he's pressing the Canadian against the fence. They separate and Woodley eats a rough body kick. Woodley chases down a takedown, but MacDonald is up right away and back to pressuring. Now an excellent jab from MacDonald to the body. Woodley is fat fiooted and MacDonald is attacking the body over and over.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 MacDonald

Round 2: MacDonald is out to the center of the cage right away. Woodley sneaks in a short right hand and a hard outside leg kick. And another. MacDonald eats another hard leg kick, but is pressing forward and lands a teep. Good right hand to the body and then scores with a middle kick, Woodley just eating it. MacDonald opening up with combinations now, although not all of it is landing. Woodley is connecting on the outside leg kick over and over, but not much else. Good jab snaps Woodley's head back and MacDonald has totally cornered the American. MacDonald is pressuring Woodley into the narrowest of spaces, landing boxing combinations over and over. Woodley is totally reactive.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 MacDonald

Round 3: Woodley comes out charging and lands a couple good punches, but is slowing down again. Now it's deja vu with MacDonald pressuring Woodley backwards and mixing up his strikes. Woodley gets off the fence and as he over extends on a punch, MacDonald times a knee tap takedown and gets it. MacDonald postures up out of Woodley's guard and tries to land a big punch, but moves to butterfly guard. MacDonald stands again and this time lands a hard shot on top. He tries again and this time moves to mount, then side control. Woodley is now wrapped in a modified cradle of sorts and just being battered by the Canadian until the bell rings.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 MacDonald and the bought 30-27 MacDonald

Rory MacDonald def. Tyron Woodley via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)