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Rory MacDonald suffers broken nose and foot in UFC 189 war with Robbie Lawler

Esther Lin, Sportsfile

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald was taken to the hospital after losing to UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 189 on Saturday night. MacDonald suffered a fractured right foot and nose, MacDonald's coach Firas Zahabi told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani.

MacDonald, 25, suffered a fifth-round TKO loss to Lawler in the co-main event of UFC 189. The official time was 1 minute of round 5, but the stoppage came after four rounds of a back-and-forth battle. In addition to the injuries mentioned by Zahabi, MacDonald visibly suffered serious cuts and bruising on his face as a result of the fight with Lawler.

UFC 189 took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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