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Lightweights Headed To UFC Fight Night 54 This October

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Lightweights Daron Cruickshank and Anthony Njokuani have been announced as the 12th fight to UFC Fight Night 54 by officials recently.

Set for October 4 from the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, the event will air on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, Rory MacDonald takes on former Strikeforce champion Tarec Saffiedine.

Cruickshank (15-5) has won five of eight Octagon bouts, including two of his last three. After head-kick knockouts of Mike Rio and Erik Koch, “The Detroit Superstar” was topped by Jorge Masvidal in July.

Njokuani (16-8) has split six UFC fights evenly, including a May loss to Vinc Pichel. The 34-year-old missed several months recently recovering from an injury.

Below is the current lineup for the night, while complete event listings can be found on FightLine:

Welterweight: Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine

Bantamweight: Raphael Assuncao vs. Bryan Caraway

Welterweight: Nordine Taleb vs. Li Jingliang

Bantamweight: Mitch Gagnon vs. Aljamain Sterling

Welterweight: Albert Tumenov vs. Matt Dwyer

Middleweight: Elias Theodorou vs. Bruno Santos

Lightweight: Chad Laprise vs. Yosdenis Cedeno

Lightweight: Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Jake Lindsey

Lightweight: Jason Saggo vs. Paul Felder

Bantamweight: Pedro Munhoz vs. Jerrod Sanders

Flyweight: Louis Gaudinot vs. Patrick Holohan

Lightweight: Daron Cruickshank vs. Anthony Njokuani

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