Rory McDonald on verge of signing contract with Bellator MMA

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The hottest free agent on the MMA scene is close to signing a contract with Bellator MMA.

Rory MacDonald will finalise a new fight contract with Bellator per Ariel Helwani of MMA .

Helwani stated that MacDonald’s management team was informed Tuesday night by the UFC that they were not able to match the terms of a contract offered by Bellator.

MacDonald (18-4) recently lost a unanimous decision to Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. MacDonald was signed to the UFC after compiling a 9–0 professional record and now it looks like the leaves the UFC with a 9-4 record with the promotion and 18-4 overall.

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