Rory MacDonald has proven himself to be a dangerous contender in the UFC's welterweight division. At only 22 years old, MacDonald has already competed inside the Octagon five times and walked away with his hand raised in four of those contests.
MacDonald's sole loss came at the hands of Interim Champion Carlos Condit when Condit used ground and pound to finish with only seven seconds left. Prior to that, MacDonald had dominated the first two rounds and would have likely won a decision victory.
Since that time, the Canadian superstar has won key matchups against the likes of Nate Diaz, Mike Pyle and Che Mills. Next on the docket is former multi-divisional champion BJ Penn. Despite Penn's distinct experience advantage, MacDonald is being viewed as the favorite to win in his biggest challenge to date.
What is it that gives Rory MacDonald his competitive edge? Let's take a look.