On Friday, Oct. 3, the UFC hosted the weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine which takes place Saturday, Oct. 4 from the Halifax Metro Centre inHalifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
In the night’s main event, Canadian welterweight Rory MacDonald squares off with former Strikeforce title holder Tarec Saffiedine. Both fighters will be looking to move one step closer to a 170-pound title shot. The 25-year-old MacDonald has won eight of his 10 UFC outings, with his only losses coming to former interim champion Carlos Condit and current No. 1 contender Robbie Lawler. MacDonald most recently defeated Tyron Woodley at UFC 174 in June. Saffiedine has battled injuries since capturing Strikeforce gold. He bested Hyun Gyu Lim in January in his lone Octagon appearance.
The co-main event features a bantamweight clash between Brazilian Raphael Assuncao and TUF alum Bryan Caraway. Assuncao has won six straight, including a hard-fought decision win over current champion T.J. Dillashaw. Caraway, meanwhile, has earned submission victories in four of his five UFC bouts. He most recently stopped Erik Perez in June.
The 12-fight event will kick off Saturday with two preliminary card fights streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary card bouts follow at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 2, with the six-fight main card airing live on Fox Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET.
The fighters hit the scales at 3 p.m. ET on Friday. A live video feed appears above (courtesy of the UFC), while the results appear below.
Fox Sports 1 Main Card
Rory MacDonald (170) vs. Tarec Saffiedine (170)
Raphael Assuncao (135) vs. Bryan Caraway (135)
Yosdenis Cedeno (155) vs. Chad Laprise (155)
Bruno Santos (185) vs. Elias Theodorou (185)
Li Jingliang (170) vs. Nordine Taleb (170)
Mitch Gagnon (135) vs. Roman Salazar (135)
Fox Sports 2 Preliminary Card
Daron Cruickshank (155) vs. Anthony Njokuani (155)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155) vs. Jake Lindsey (156)
Paul Felder (155) vs. Jason Saggo (155)
Patrick Holohan (125) vs. Chris Kelades (126)
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Matt Dwyer (169) vs. Albert Tumenov (170)
Pedro Munhoz (135) vs. Jerrod Sanders (135)
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