Rory MacDonald Biography

( 1989 - )
May 31, 2018
First published on:May 31, 2018
by John Von

Facts of Rory MacDonald

Date of Birth: 1989, July 22
Age: 30 years old
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Name Rory Joseph  MacDonald
Birth Place Quesnel, British  Columbia, Canda
Famous Name Rory MacDonald
Mother Valerie Mullock
Net Worth $1 million
Nationality Canadian
Currently Working For Ultimate Fighting Championship
Currently Married No
Children 1 (daughter)
Girlfriend Ashlin Rainbow

Rory Joseph  MacDonald or famously known as Rory MacDonald is a Canadian Mixed Martial Artist who is currently competing for American renowned  MMA promotion, Bellator MMA where he is defending Bellator Welterweight Championship.

He turned professional in 2005 and previously competed for King of the Cage and Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is also the former King of the Cage Lightweight Champion.

Rory MacDonald’s Early Career

Rory MacDonald was born on July 22, 1989, in Quesnel, British  Columbia, Canda. He is Canadian by nationality. His childhood was very difficult as his parents divorced when he was 5. He then started living with his mom, Valerie Mullock and stepdad.

MacDonald then moved to Kelowna in the interior of British Columbia to live with his father. He was mocked at school so he started skipping classes. He was later rusticated from his school from beating his classmate.

One day he heard about MMA from his older brother and was so interested. His father, who used to watch Bruce Lee and Mike Tyson,  admitted him to the gym for training when he was 14.

Rory MacDonald’s Net worth and Salary

AS his exact annual salary is still under review, his exact salary amount is not known. A highly decorated MMA athlete, he endorses products such as Reebok, Monster Energy and Everlast etc.

His MMA fight earnings so far is recorded to be around $1 million. He is one of the highest paid MMA fighters with the average of $50,000 salary per fight. He was paid his career highest amount $150,000 for his win against Demian Maia at UFC 170.

Looking and by examing his professional fighting MMA career, his net worth around $ 1 million.

Rory MacDonald’s Career

Rory MacDonald made his debut at the very early age at just 16 to start his MMA fighting career and won a match against Terry Thiara.

He later joined the King of the Cage promotion and emerged victorious in his debut match against Ken Tran.

MacDonald later went on to capture King of the Cage Canadian Lightweight and Lightweight Championships.

After a successful spell at King of the Cage, he went to compete for famous American MMA promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championship and won his debut UFC bout against Mike Guymon and later went on to lose against Carlos Condit.

He later faced off against Jake Ellenberger on July 27, 2013, and later on went on to lose against  Robbie Lawler at UFC event, UFC 167.

He had a rematch with the Robbie Lawler that took in July 2015 at UFC  189 where he lost was considered a great match and was awarded Fight of the Night honors.

MacDonald later joined and signed an official contract with fellow American MMA promotion, Bellator MMA on August 26, 2016. He faced off against Paul  Daley in the Bellator 179 in the main event that took place on May 19, 2017.

MacDonald later on Bellator MMA welterweight champion, Douglas Lima at the event Bellator 192 on January 20, 2018.

He won the bout via unanimous decision and got injured during the match.

Rory MacDonald’s Personal Life

Currently, 28 he stands at a height of 6 feet and weighs around 77 kg. Talking about his personal life, he is currently engaged to his longtime girlfriend and fiancé, Ashlin Rainbow, a Vancouver native.

It was the reported that couple has in a relationship since, MacDonald was a 14-year-old teenager.

The pair is blessed with a daughter.

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