In anticipation of its first-ever event in Halifax, Nova Scotia, The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Thursday announced an updated fight card and released ticket prices for the event at the Halifax Metro Centre on Oct. 4.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine will feature a five-round main event pitting two of the best welterweights against one another as second-ranked Rory MacDonald (17-2) takes on ninth-ranked Tarec Saffiedine (15-3) in a bout that could determine the division’s next title contender.
Additional bouts for UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine include:
- The Ultimate Fighter Nations middleweight winner Elias Theodorou (9-0) meets Bruno Santos (14-1)
- The Ultimate Fighter Nations welterweight winner Chad Laprise (9-0) vs. Yosdenis Cedeno (10-3) in a lightweight bout
- Two of the bantamweight division’s brightest prospects go head-to-head as Mitch Gagnon (11-2) meets Aljamain Sterling (10-0)
- Judo black belt Olivier Aubin-Mercier (5-1) vs. 9-1 lightweight Jake Lindsey
- Coming off a big knockout in his UFC debut, Maritimer Jason Saggo (10-1) will meet 8-0 Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder in his UFC debut
- Riding a five-fight win streak, newly signed Canadian Matt Dwyer (7-1) will make his UFC debut in a welterweight clash against 13-2 Albert Tumenov
Other previously announced bouts on the card include:
- No.3 ranked Raphael Assuncao (21-4) goes to battle against No. 8 Bryan Caraway (19-7) in a pivotal bantamweight match-up
- Women’s strawweight bout between Paige VanZant (3-1) and Kailin Curran (3-0)
- Canada’s Nordine Taleb (9-2) vs. 9-2 Chinese welterweight Li Jingliang
Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine go on sale Friday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. ADT and may be purchased online at http://www.ticketatlantic.com. Tickets are priced at $183, $133, $93, $58 and $48 (prices include tax and applicable service charges) and are limited to eight per person.