Robbie Lawler-Rory MacDonald Bout Inducted Into HOF

The incredible UFC 189 fight between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald is being honored.

During the UFC Hall of Fame later this year, the bout will be enshrined alongside the rest of the inductees.

The ceremony takes place July 6 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It will be streamed live on UFC Fight Pass.

“The fight between Robbie Lawler and Rory McDonald at UFC 189 was one of the most exciting fights in UFC history,” UFC President Dana White said. “This was an absolute war and a complete display of heart, grit, determination, and the will to win from both athletes. This five-round classic will always be remembered as one of the best and I can’t wait to induct this fight into the UFC Hall of Fame this summer.”

Lawler and MacDonald served as the co-main event that night to a title fight between Chad Mendes and Conor McGregor.

Lawler entered the Octagon as UFC welterweight champion with a 25-10 (1 NC) record that included wins over UFC Hall of Famer Frank Trigg, former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks, former WEC lightweight champion Scott Smith, and a previous victory over MacDonald in 2013.

MacDonald came into the bout as the top ranked welterweight contender with an 18-2 record and previous wins over UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn, former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine, former WEC and Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz and Demian Maia.

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