Rob MacDonald

Robert Lawrence MacDonald (born September 5, 1978) is a retired Canadian mixed martial artist. A professional from 2002 until 2009, he competed for the UFC, Maximum Fighting Championship, and was a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter 2.[1]

Rob MacDonald
Born (1978-09-05) September 5, 1978 (age 43)
Capreol, Ontario, Canada
Other namesBobby Maximus
NationalityCanadian
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight250 lb (110 kg; 18 st)
DivisionHeavyweight
Light Heavyweight
Fighting out ofToronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active2002-2003; 2005-2009
Mixed martial arts record
Total9
Wins5
By knockout3
By submission2
Losses4
By knockout1
By submission2
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Rob was a nationally ranked wrestler at St. Charles College (Sudbury) in Ontario and also excelled on the football and track teams. He graduated Western Ontario University with degrees in English and Psychology.[2]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

MacDonald made his professional mixed martial arts debut on June 1, 2002, when he faced Zane Hagel at MFC 4: New Groundz. He won the fight via first round submission strikes.[3] After the impressive victory, MacDonald would win two more professional fights, defeating Victor Valimaki and Doug Sauer via TKO. MacDonald would take a three-year hiatus before being signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2006.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

MacDonald signed with UFC in early 2006, and made his debut against Jason Lambert at UFC 58 on March 4, 2006. He lost the fight via first round kimura.[4] He then faced Kristian Rothaermel at UFC Ultimate Fight Night 5 on June 28, 2006. He won the fight via armbar submission.[5]

In his third fight in the promotion, MacDonald faced Eric Schafer at UFC 62 on August 26, 2006.[6] He lost the fight via arm-triangle choke,[7] and after dropping to 1–2, was subsequently released from the promotion.

Post-UFC careerEdit

In his first fight outside of the UFC, MacDonald challenged Eliot Marshall for the ROF Light Heavyweight Championship at Ring of Fire 31 on December 1, 2007.[8] He won the fight via second-round TKO. MacDonald faced Hector Ramirez at HCF: Crow's Nest on March 29, 2008.[9] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

He then faced Chuck Grigsby at VFC 26: Onslaught for the VFC Light Heavyweight Championship on February 20, 2009.[10] He lost the fight via KO.[11]

Gym JonesEdit

For several years MacDonald was the Training Director and GM at Gym Jones; a fitness training facility in Salt Lake City founded by Mark Twight.[12]

On 11/3/17 MacDonald was fired from Gym Jones and has now setup his own training facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
9 matches 5 wins 4 losses
By knockout 3 1
By submission 2 2
By decision 0 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 5–4 Chuck Grigsby KO (punches) VFC 26: Onslaught February 20, 2009 1 4:21 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States For the VFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
Loss 5–3 Hector Ramirez Decision (unanimous) HCF: Crow's Nest March 29, 2008 3 5:00 Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Win 5–2 Eliot Marshall TKO (punches) Ring of Fire 31 December 1, 2007 2 1:41 Broomfield, Colorado, United States Won the ROF Light Heavyweight Championship.
Loss 4–2 Eric Schafer Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral August 26, 2006 1 2:26 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 4–1 Kristian Rothaermel Submission (armbar) UFC Fight Night 5 June 28, 2006 1 4:01 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Submission of the Night.
Loss 3–1 Jason Lambert Submission (kimura) UFC 58: USA vs. Canada March 4, 2006 1 1:54 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Light Heavyweight debut.
Win 3–0 Doug Sauer TKO (strikes) TFC 8: Hell Raiser June 6, 2003 1 1:28 Toledo, Ohio, United States
Win 2–0 Victor Valimaki TKO (towel) MFC 5: Sweet Redemption September 21, 2002 1 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 1–0 Zane Hagel Submission (strikes) MFC 4: New Groundz June 1, 2002 1 N/A Calgary, Alberta, Canada

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rob Macdonald's Professional Record". mixedmartialarts.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2010-02-10.
  2. ^ http://www.gregwapling.com/tv/the-ultimate-fighter/the-ultimate-fighter-biographies.html
  3. ^ "MFC 4 - New Groundz Official Results". sherdog.com. June 1, 2002.
  4. ^ "UFC 58: Jason Lambert vs. Rob MacDonald". espn.go.com. March 4, 2006.
  5. ^ "Ultimate Fight Night: Live Results". mmaweekly.com. June 28, 2006.
  6. ^ "Sherdog.com Preview: UFC 62 Under Card". sherdog.com. August 25, 2006.
  7. ^ "UFC 62: Eric Schafer vs. Rob MacDonald". tapology.com. August 26, 2006.
  8. ^ "UFC's Rob MacDonald to Fight for Title at ROF 31". mmajunkie.com. November 9, 2007.
  9. ^ "HCF Announces "Crow's Nest" Fight Card". mmaweekly.com. March 13, 2008.
  10. ^ "Rob MacDonald vs. Chuck Grigsby at VFC 26". mmafighting.com. January 15, 2009.
  11. ^ "VFC 26: Onslaught Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. February 20, 2009.
  12. ^ https://gymjones.com/instructor/10

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