UFC Fight Night 54 takes place this evening (Oct. 4, 2014) from Halifax Metro Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and features a main event between top welterweights Rory MacDonald (No. 2) and Tarec Saffiedine (No. 9). Top ranked bantamweights Raphael Assuncao (No. 4) and Bryan Caraway (No. 10) will square off in the co-main event.
ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) will provide live results of the event starting with the Fight Pass prelims at 7 p.m. ET, moving to the FOX Sports 2 prelims at 8 p.m. ET, and the FOX Sports 1 main card at 10 p.m. ET.
UFC Fight Night 54 results:
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET)
- Rory MacDonald def. Tarec Saffiedine by TKO (punches) Rd 3 (1:28)
- Raphael Assuncao def. Bryan Caraway by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
- Chad Laprise def. Yosdenis Cedeno by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
- Elias Theodorou def. Bruno Santos by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
- Nordine Taleb def. Li Jingliang by split decision (29-28, 29-29, 30-27)
- Mitch Gagnon def. Roman Salazar by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (2:06)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2, 8 p.m. ET)
- Daron Cruickshank def.. Anthony Njokuani by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
- Jake Lindsey def. Olivier Aubin-Mercier by submission (inverted triangle) Rd 2 (2:43)
- Paul Felder def. Jason Saggo by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x 2)
- Chris Kelades def. Patrick Holohan unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
- Albert Tumenov def. Matt Dwyer by KO (strikes) Rd 1 (1:03)
- Pedro Munhoz def. Jerrod Sanders by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 1 (:39)
Albert Tumenov hit Matt Dwyer twice with a head kick just within a few seconds of each other. Dwyer was knocked down on the first one and finished on the second one. SICK!!
Cruickshank vs. Njokuani was a fun display of striking expertise. Assuncao handled Caraway. But there’s been a lot of decisions on this card which makes it feel like it’s going on forever.
MacDonald may have just become a bonafide Canadian superstar.