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UFC Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine (10/4/2014) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Scotiabank Centre)


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UFC Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine

October 4, 2014

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Scotiabank Centre)

 

Rory MacDonald (170) vs. Tarec Saffiedine (170) - MacDonald, TKO (punches), R3 (1:28)

Raphael Assunção (135) vs. Bryan Caraway (135) - Assunção, DEC (unanimous)

Chad Laprise (155) vs. Yosdenis Cedeno (155) - Laprise, DEC (unanimous)

Elias Theodorou (185) vs. Bruno Santos (185) - Theodorou, DEC (unanimous)

Nordine Taleb (170) vs. Li Jingliang (170) - Taleb, DEC (split)

Mitch Gagnon (135) vs. Ramon Salazar (135) - Gagnon, SUB (rear naked choke), R1 (2:06)

 

Fox Sports 2/Fight Pass Preliminary Card:

Daron Cruickshank (155) vs. Anthony Njokuani (155) - Cruickshank, DEC (unanimous)

Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155) vs. Jake Lindsey (156) - Aubin-Mercier, SUB (inverted triangle choke), R2 (3:22)

Jason Saggo (155) vs. Paul Felder (155) - Felder, DEC (split)

Patrick Holohan (125) vs. Chris Kelades (126) - Kelades, DEC (unanimous)

 

Fight Pass Preliminary Card:

Albert Tumenov (170) vs. Matt Dwyer (169) - Tumenov, KO (head kick and punch), R1 (1:03)

Pedro Munhoz (135) vs. Jerrod Sanders (135) - No Contest (Munhoz Tested Positive for Elevated Testosterone Metabolites)

 

Event Bonuses ($50,000):
Performance of the Night: Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Performance of the Night: Rory MacDonald

Fight of the Night: Patrick Holohan vs. Chris Kelades

 

Attendance: 10,782

Gate: $926,000

Rating: 799,000 viewers

 

Cancelled Bouts:

Aljamain Sterling vs. Mitch Gagnon - Injury to Sterling

Paige VanZant vs. Kailin Curran - Injury to VanZant (Spine)

Mitch Gagnon vs. Rob Font - Injury to Font

Patrick Holohan vs. Louis Gaudinot - Injury to Gaudinot

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Aubin-Mercier can fight on TV when he is facing someone willing to quit at the first sign of danger. His fellow compatriots? Not so much. Also, how is Bruno Carioca getting fights on TV still?

 

At least Rory went out and did what he was suppose to do.

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Tumenov got a nasty KO on Dwyer nailing him with 2 brutal head kicks.

 

It was video game violence.

 

Got hit with one and got back up. Then the second one hit and a coffin nail came with it.

 

 

It was pretty amazing that neither head kick really knocked Dwyer out.  It was the shot on the ground that momentarily shut his lights off.

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So, Lawler vs. MacDonald II for the interim title after Hendricks gets injured and pulls out of the fight?

 

Everytime I come to this section of the board, I am scared that I missed a post on the MMA Talk thread where Hendricks's people announce that he's broken his hand again or pulled his groin while in training.

 

If that happens and there is some interim title shenanigans again, i am very hopeful that Lawler will put Rory down a second time.

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