According to the bookies, they're pretty good. "The Waterboy," who made a splash in the betting lines at -280, will square off against "Quicksand," who sank to +240 for their Saturday night scrap at UFC 133: "Evans vs. Ortiz II" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
And don't be surprised to see the winner inching their way into the 170-pound title hunt.
MacDonald was last seen chin-checking (and absolutely wrecking) Nate Diaz, doing him dirty back at UFC 129 on April 30 in Toronto. That impressive victory was enough to erase the memory of his late-round fallout against Carlos Condit in June 2010.
At just 21-years-old and already 11-1 in his budding career, the Tristar product is getting his chance to jump up the welterweight ladder by disposing of a surging veteran.
Pyle has been in the game for over a decade, amassing a 21-7-1 record with every promotion under the sun. His latest stint with UFC has seen him come away victorious his last three times out to the cage.
If he defeats a fast-rising prospect like MacDonald, the sky's the limit. Anyone think he defies the odds and gets it done in "The City of Brotherly Love?"
Rory MacDonald (-280) vs. Mike Pyle (+240) at UFC 133. Who ya' got and why?