Halifax, Nova Scotia. Already announced is the headliner which will pit #2 welterweight fighter, Rory MacDonald, against #9 ranked, Tarec Saffiedine. A worthy fight for the UFC’s first ever event in Halifax.
Today, the UFC announced a slew of other fights, including both Canadian winners of The Ultimate Fighter Nations, Chad Laprise and Elias Theodorou, who fight at welterweight and middleweight, respectively. Laprise will be taking on Yosdenis Cedeno, fighting out of Florida and Theodorou will share the cage with Brazilian slugger, Bruno Santos.
With a huge KO in his UFC debut, Jason Saggo will take on promotional newcomer Paul Felder, who won his last fight via head kick KO, solidifying his invitation to the UFC. Felder sits at 8-0 as a professional.
Additionally, a bantamweight fight between Canadian veteran, Mitch Gagnon and undefeated, Aljamain Sterling. Gagnon is 3-1 in the UFC with his only loss coming by way of submission in his debut. He is riding a 3 fight win streak and looks to push it to 4 with a win against Sterling. Sterling sits pretty at 2-0 in the UFC, and 10-0 as a professional fighter. He recently ground and pounded his way to a TKO victory over Hugo Viana last month.Read more... Join the Conversation...