UFC FN 54: Rory MacDonald Takes Out Tarec Saffiedine
By FCF Staff
Rory MacDonald was hoping to record a clear cut win at UFC Fight Night 54, and the top ranked welterweight did just that, by taking out Tarec Saffiedine in the third round.
After two competitive, opening rounds, MacDonald quickly put away Saffiedine in round three with a overhand right and a crushing left uppercut.
With the win, MacDonald improved his record to 18-2 and likely took a big step closer to securing a title shot.
Here are the official results from UFC FN 54, which was hosted by the Halifax Forum in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Rory MacDonald def. Tarec Saffiedine via TKO (punches) R3, 1:28
Raphael Assuncao def. Bryan Caraway via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Chad Laprise def. Yosdenis Cedeno via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Elias Theodorou def. Bruno Santos via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Nordine Taleb def. Li Jingliang via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Mitch Gagnon def. Roman Salazar via submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 2:06
Daron Cruickshank def Anthony Njokuani via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Jake Lindsey via submission (inverted triangle choke) R2, 3:22
Paul Felder def. Jason Saggo via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Chris Kelades def. Patrick Holohan via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Albert Tumenov def. Matt Dwyer via TKO (head kick, punches) R1, 1:03
Pedro Munhoz def. Jerrod Sanders via submission (guillotine choke) R1, 0:39