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Welterweight Contenders Added To UFC Fight Night: Canada

Tarec Saffiedine

A rumored welterweight scrap between contenders Rory MacDonald and Tarec Saffiedine has been officially announced by the UFC.

The contest will take place October 4 from Nova Scotia, Canada and is expected to serve as the main event. It is the only fight announced to date for the card.

MacDonald (17-2) has picked up two straight decision wins since a split decision loss to Robbie Lawler last November. Overall, the Canadian is 7-1 in his last eight fights, including wins over Tyron Woodley, Demian Maia and B.J. Penn.

Saffiedine (15-3) is on a five-fight win streak, earning a decision victory over Hyun Gyu Lim in his Octagon debut this past January. He was the last man to hold the Strikeforce title, winning the belt from Nate Marquardt.

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    Pretty good match up here, Saffidine is a very solid striker with a ton of experience, i would guess Rory goes back to being more tachtical rather than rushing in like he did to Woodley.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    MacDonald and Lawler should fight again for #1 contender, both are on a 2 fight streak, both are deserving. Oh well I guess

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  • sdouglasmc says:

    I kind of figured we would be getting Rory but this match-up doesn’t make a bunch of sense for him. It’s a no win situation for him other than a keep busy fight. I’m still excited. Been to many big boxing events but this will be my first live UFC event.

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