Ticket and fight card information for UFC in Halifax

August 14, 2014


Ticket and fight card information for UFC in Halifax

Toronto, Canada – In anticipation of its first-ever event in Halifax, Nova Scotia, The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization announced an updated fight card and released ticket prices for the event at the Halifax Metro Centre on October 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 “Ares” MacDonald (17-2, fighting out of Montreal) takes on ninth-ranked Tarec “The Sponge” Saffiedine (15-3, fighting out of Temecula, CA) 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, fighting out of Toronto) meets Bruno Santos (14-1, fighting out of Bahia, Brazil)

• The Ultimate Fighter Nations welterweight winner Chad Laprise (9-0, fighting out of Montreal) vs. Yosdenis Cedeno (10-3, fighting out of Miami, Florida) in a lightweight bout

• Two of the bantamweight division’s brightest prospects go head-to-head as Mitch Gagnon (11-2, fighting out of Sudbury, Ontario) meets Aljamain Sterling (10-0, fighting out of Uniondale, NY)

• Judo black belt Olivier Aubin-Mercier (5-1, fighting out of Montreal) vs. 9-1 lightweight Jake Lindsey (fighting out of Manhattan, Kansas)

• Coming off a big knockout in his UFC debut, Maritimer Jason Saggo (10-1, fighting out of Charlottetown, PEI) 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, fighting out of Kelowna, British Columbia) will make his UFC debut in a welterweight clash against 13-2 Albert Tumenov (fighting out of Fairfield, New Jersey)

Other previously announced bouts on the card include:

• No.3 ranked Raphael Assuncao (21-4, fighting out of Alpharetta, Georgia) goes to battle against No. 8 Bryan Caraway (19-7, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada) in a pivotal bantamweight match-up

• Women’s strawweight bout between Paige VanZant (3-1, fighting out of Sparks, Nevada) and Kailin Curran (3-0, fighting out of Ewa Beach, Hawaii)

• Canada’s Nordine Taleb (9-2, fighting out of Montreal) vs. 9-2 Chinese welterweight Li Jingliang



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