MMA Announcement: Reebok Partners with Canadian UFC Welterweight Rory MacDonald

July 9, 2015

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MMA Announcement: Reebok Partners with Canadian UFC Welterweight Rory MacDonald



TORONTO, ON – Continuing to empower fitness enthusiasts around the world through its tough fitness approach, Reebok announces today its partnership with Canadian UFC® Welterweight Rory MacDonald, days before he challenges current UFC Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler during UFC 189 on July 11, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The announcement builds upon Reebok’s groundbreaking partnership with UFC, the world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, and adds a second Canadian fighter to the brand’s impressive roster of UFC athletes, which includes UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey, UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk,UFC Featherweight Conor McGregor, UFC Lightweight Anthony Pettis, UFC Welterweight Johny Hendricks, UFC Women’s Strawweight Paige VanZant, UFC Featherweight Yair Rodriguez and fellow Canadian UFC Lightweight Olivier Aubin-Mercier.

MacDonald, a native of Quesnel, British-Columbia who fights out of Tristar Gym in Montreal, carries an 18-2-0 professional MMA record and will have a chance to bring the UFC Welterweight Championship belt back to Canada at UFC 189. “Rory wants to become a UFC Champion and the Reebok brand will be there to support him in achieving his goals,” said Stewart Clark, Director of Marketing for Reebok Canada. “Reebok’s vision is to empower people to push their limits to become better versions of themselves and this also applies to our partnership with Rory. We are excited to have him part of the team and look forward to his success in and out of the Octagon.”

A versatile fighter and solid defender, MacDonald is thrilled to join the Reebok team. “I am honoured to partner with Reebok, a brand that believes in working hard to get to the top and who can support me in my journey in the UFC,” said MacDonald during UFC’s International Fight Week in Vegas. “I only surround myself with the best: teammates, coaches and sparring partners, to become the very best fighter possible. And now Reebok completes the mix.”

UFC 189 will be the first UFC event featuring Reebok’s newly released UFC Fit Kits that all fighters will wear in the Octagon moving forward. MacDonald will be showing his Canadian pride in his highly anticipated rematch against Lawler, as he walks out wearing his custom red, white and black kit.

UFC 189 preliminary fights will be broadcasted in Quebec on RDS and TSN, with the main card live on Pay-Per-View.

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