Rory MacDonald defeated Tyron Woodley in the co-main event of last night's (Sat., June 14, 2014) UFC 174: "Johnson vs. Bagautinov" pay-per-view (PPV) from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada, via unanimous decision. That's what the official record will read and it's true enough. But it fails to adequately capture the reality of the fight itself, a good old fashioned ass whooping that lasted all three rounds. Those 15 minutes were likely the longest of Woodley's life, or it surely must have felt that way. Put simply, "Ares" refused to let him breathe, jamming his foot on the gas pedal and never letting up. He was aggressive from the moment the referee prompted action, and while he failed to earn a finish there's no question this was one of the most impressive performances of his career. Woodley appeared lost in there and to the uneducated eye, that may be considered a knock on "T-Wood". But a deeper look reveals MacDonald simply executed a masterful game plan that completely neutralized his opponent's offense while exposing opening's in his opponents defense. This was truly a sight to behold and thankfully you can check it out in the highlights above. For a more detailed look at MacDonald's win click here, and for complete UFC 174 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.
Rory MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley full fight video highlights from UFC 174
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