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Rob MacDonald Bio

Robert Lawrence MacDonald (born September 5, 1978) is a Canadian mixed martial artist. He appeared on The Ultimate Fighter 2, a reality television show which aired on SpikeTV.


  • 1 Background
  • 2 Mixed martial arts career
    • 2.1 Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • 2.2 Post-UFC career
  • 3 Championships and accomplishments
  • 4 Mixed martial arts record
  • 5 Gym Jones
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links


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.

Mixed martial arts career

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. 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 Championship

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. He then faced Kristian Rothaermel at UFC Ultimate Fight Night 5 on June 28, 2006. He won the fight via armbar submission.

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

Post-UFC career

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. He won the fight via second-round TKO. MacDonald faced Hector Ramirez at HCF: Crow's Nest on March 29, 2008. 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. He lost the fight via KO.

Championships and accomplishments

  • Ring of Fire
    • ROF Light Heavyweight Championship (One time)
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • Submission of the Night (One time) vs. Kristian Rothaermel

Mixed martial arts record

Gym Jones

MacDonald is the Training Director and GM at Gym Jones - a fitness training facility in Salt Lake City founded by Mark Twight.

External links

  • Official website
  • UFC profile
  • Professional MMA record for Rob MacDonald from Sherdog Edit this at Wikidata

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