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By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

 

The UFC capped off their second event of the day in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada yesterday evening.

The event, UFC Fight Night 54, was headlined by a welterweight fight featuring perennial contender Rory MacDonald taking on former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine.

In the co-main event, bantamweights Raphael Assuncao and Bryan Caraway will do battle, with the winner inching closer to a possible bantamweight title shot.

UFC Fight Night 54 Main Card:

  • Rory MacDonald defeats Tarec Saffiedine via TKO (punches) 1:28 of the third round
  • Raphael Assuncao defeats Bryan Caraway via decision (30-27. 30-27, 30-27)
  • Chad Laprise defeats Yosdenis Cedeno via decision (30-27. 30-27, 30-27)
  • Elias Theodorou defeats Bruno Santos via decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Nordine Taleb defeats Li Jingliang via split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
  • Mitch Gagnon defeats Roman Salazar via submission (rear naked choke) 2:55 of the first round

UFC Fight Night 54 Prelims:

  • Daron Cruickshank defeats Anthony Njokuani via decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Olivier Aubin-Mercier defeats Jake Lindsey via submission (armbar) 3:22 of the second round
  • Paul Felder defeats Jason Saggo via split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Chris Kelades defeats Patrick Holohan via decision  (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Albert Tumenov defeats Matt Dwyer via TKO (head kick and punches) 1:03 of the first round
  • Pedro Munhoz defeats Jerrod Sanders via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:39 of the first round

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