Following two controversial, but decisive victories in his first two UFC appearances, Macaulay McKenzie will get a chance to solidify himself as a legitimate contender in the lightweight division when he battles former champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 223.
The event will take place on Saturday, April 7th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It will be headlined by an interim lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“I’m not intimidated or scared of anybody,” McKenzie told FightHype. “I don’t care if I go up against the top contenders or champions. I believe that I can beat any of them.”
McKenzie (21-1) made a name for himself on the regional circuit before making his highly anticipated debut in February 2016 against Marcin Held. In what many considered a huge upset at the time, he knocked out Held via head kick in just 85 seconds to pick up his 12th straight victory since turning pro in 2014.
Macauley McKenzie is one of the most exciting UFC fighters in the world, and he has a lot to prove in his upcoming fight against Chael Sonnen. He’s not just a MMA fighter; he’s also an athlete that has taken his talents to the professional level, and he brings a lot to the table.
One of the biggest things Macauley brings to the table is his striking prowess. He’s very strong, fast and powerful for his size, and that makes him a very dangerous opponent for any fighter in the UFC. Not only does he have great striking skills, but he also has some solid wrestling skills, which make him even more dangerous.
Macauley has worked hard to improve his striking over the last few years, and it shows when he steps into the Octagon. He’s much more technical than many of the other fighters in the UFC today and that’s what makes him so dangerous. His strength and speed are unmatched by anyone else in his division, and that makes him one of the best fighters in all of MMA right now.
What Macauley brings to the Octagon is something you won’t see anywhere else; it’s something that can’t be taught or learned through training alone, but it can be taught through practice
Macaulay McKenzie, who was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a professional MMA fighter. He currently fights for the UFC.
Before his first professional fight in 2006, Macaulay McKenzie had already been fighting professionally for three years. He began his professional career with a bang, defeating his opponent by submission just under two minutes into the first round.
Macaulay McKenzie’s first major fight was against Brandon Vera at UFC Fight Night 12 on December 28th 2007. He won that fight via TKO in round one.
After this victory, Macaulay McKenzie went on to win three more fights before losing to Frank Mir at UFC 109 on February 6th 2010.
He defeated Stephan Bonnar via TKO in round one at UFC 110 on February 20th 2010.
His next fight was against James Te Huna at UFC 127 on February 27th 2011 and he lost that bout via unanimous decision.
He most recently faced off against Thiago Silva at UFC 132 on June 11th 2011 and lost via TKO in round two.
-The MMA community is highly anticipating the upcoming fight between Macaulay McKenzie and Juan Torres. Both fighters have a lot to prove, and this will be a defining moment in their careers. The tension between these two has been building for months and will finally come to a head at UFC 252 on August 15th.
McKenzie has been training extremely hard, as he’s said himself, and is ready to prove himself in the Octagon. He’s been reluctant to give any details about his preparation other than that he’s been locked away training for weeks. However, sources close to him say that his camp has been intense and focused on all aspects of MMA. This is smart for an upcoming fight of this magnitude, as both fighters are well-rounded enough to win anywhere the fight takes place.
Juan Torres, the other fighter in the upcoming matchup, has also been preparing hard for this fight. He took some time off after his last win over David Wells at UFC 247 and was able to fully recover before returning to training camp. It seems like both fighters are going into this match with fresh bodies and minds, making for an exciting bout!
This is sure to be one of the biggest fights in recent history when it comes time on Saturday night (August 15
The undefeated Macaulay McKenzie is set to fight for the first time in the UFC’s Octagon. The 25-year-old Georgian will be facing off against Henry Briones in what is expected to be a high-stakes battle.
Macauley Mckenzie has said that he was “excited” to be making his UFC debut, and is looking forward to fighting in front of the fans in Chicago. “It’s going to be awesome,” he said. “I can’t wait to get into the cage and fight!”
The upcoming fight will be McKenzie’s first time fighting in the UFC since the beginning of 2014, when he came up short at UFC 169 against Jeremy Stephens. The loss left him with a professional MMA record of 10 wins and 6 losses, and he has not fought since then.
McKenzie is no stranger to fighting professionally as he has been fighting professionally since 2010, when he made his debut as an amateur at Bellator 80. After being knocked out by Michael Chandler at Bellator 100, McKenzie decided to make the move to MMA full-time and is now fighting as a professional in the sport.
McKenzie joined Team Alpha Male
Macauley McKenzie is not the only professional fighter that has had to deal with injury and illness. In May of 2012, Macauley was forced to withdraw from a scheduled bout against Edson Barboza due to a knee injury. Then in January of 2013, Macaulay had another bout cancelled because he was suffering from a fractured orbital bone.
As you can see, it’s hard being a professional fighter. You have to deal with many different types of injuries. Some are very serious and some are not as bad. Most of the time, fighters get injured because they were training too hard or they were over training. If you want to stay healthy, you must make sure that you don’t over train yourself.
It’s important for every fighter to get enough rest in between fights. Even though some fighters may go into fights off of short notice and they might have time off before their next fight, most fighters will still need at least six weeks of training before they step in the octagon again.
Not only is McLaughlin as solid as they come on the wrestling mat, he’s a gritty finisher with a high knockout ratio.
The former Iowa Hawkeyes standout, who’s coming off a huge victory over former UFC contender Yves Edwards at Titan FC 29 this past October, is eager to make the most of his upcoming opportunity on the biggest stage in mixed martial arts.
“It feels great to be fighting for the UFC,” McLaughlin explained to FightHype.com in an exclusive interview. “It’s a dream come true and I can’t wait to get inside that Octagon and show what I’m capable of.”
With his first fight being against McCann, who has been on a tear since making his professional debut just last year, McLaughlin is not underestimating his opponent and knows it will take every ounce of determination and effort to come out victorious.
“I think he’s tough and young,” McLaughlin said of McCann. “He’s 5’8, so I think he’ll have an advantage in the reach department, but other than that, I feel like I’m better than him in all aspects of the game.”