UFC Fight Night 54 From Halifax Materializes With Six New Bouts


Set to go down October 4 from the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Canada, UFC Fight Night 54 recently received a pivotal welterweight main event in the form of Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine.

The card was bolstered by the addition of top-ranked bantamweight Raphael Assuncao, who will take on Bryan Caraway. Today, the promotion has taken another big steps towards filling up the card, adding six bouts to the growing lineup.

Headlining the new announcements, both of April’s The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Nations contract winners will fight in Halifax.

Middleweight winner Elias Theodorou, who defeated Sheldon Westcott to win the contract, will take on Bruno Santos. Meanwhile, welterweight winner Chad Laprise will cut down to 155 pounds in order to face Cuban standout Yosdenis Cedeno.

Other bouts feature surging Team Serra-Longo product Aljamain Sterling, who recently finished Hugo Viana at UFC Fight Night 45 in Atlantic City, taking on Mitch Gagnon, and TUF Nations welterweight finalist Olivier Aubin-Mercier facing off with Jake Lindsey.

Here is a full rundown of the current UFC Fight Night 54 lineup:

Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Raphael Assuncao vs. Bryan Caraway
Paige VanZant vs. Kailin Curran
Nordine Taleb vs. Li Jingliang
Elias Theodorou vs. Bruno Santos
Chad Laprise vs. Yosdenis Cedeno
Mitch Gagnon vs. Aljamain Sterling
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Jake Lindsey
Jason Saggo vs. Paul Felder
Matt Dwyer vs. Albert Tumenov

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