Lawler or MacDonald? The EA SPORTS UFC Sim Engine makes its pick for the #UFC189 co-main event. Agree with the outcome?Posted by EA SPORTS UFC on Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Robbie Lawler will defeat Rory MacDonald to retain his 170-pound title at the upcoming UFC 189 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sat., July 11, 2015 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
That's according to the EA Sports UFC simulator, which predicts a "Ruthless" five-round decision win over "Red King."
Lawler vs. MacDonald is a hard-hitting rematch from their UFC 167 fight back in late 2013, one that saw the longtime veteran walk away with a close split-decision victory after three back-and-forth rounds. This time they'll have five, and the winner will be crowned king of the welterweights.
You can bet a MacDonald victory would line him up for a potential Johny Hendricks fight and all but solidify this prediction. Too bad that's not happening. Well, at least according to EA Sports.