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UFC Fight Night 54 Results: Winners, Scorecards from MacDonald vs. Saffiedine

Bleacherreport.com  -  Rory MacDonald ended a bland night of fights in Halifax with a bang. In the third round of his UFC Fight Night 54 main event bout against Tarec Saffiedine, MacDonald landed a huge left uppercut that dropped his opponent. Saffiedine fell to his knees, and MacDonald pounced until referee Herb Dean stepped in to halt the assault.After the win, MacDonald showed us an awkward chest-pounding demonstrat 18 days

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UFC Fight Night 54: Matches to Make for the Entire Fight Card

Bleacherreport.com  -  At UFC Fight Night 54, Rory MacDonald made a statement and showed he might be at the front of the line to challenge the winner of an upcoming championship bout between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler.In the third round of his main event bout with Tarec Saffiedine, MacDonald landed a combination that floored his adversary. The knockout victory gave MacDonald a third straight win, giving him more 18 days

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UFC Fighter Josh Burkman: I Lost That Fight to Get out of My Contract

Bleacherreport.com  -  Last October, Josh Burkman, fresh off the biggest win of his career over former UFC contender Jon Fitch, lost a fight for the World Series of Fighting welterweight title to the relatively unknown underdog Steve Carl. A huge favorite, Burkman was caught in a triangle choke in the fourth round and ended the night unconscious rather than victorious.Burkman rallied with a win in a follow-up bout agai 18 days

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UFC Fight Nights 53, 54 Results: Burning Questions Heading into UFC 179

Bleacherreport.com  -  UFC Fight Nights 53 and 54 are in the books. The results are as follows:Fight Night 53 Results (h/t BloodyElbow.com's Mookie Alexander):Main Card Rick Story def. Gunnar Nelson via split decision (47-48, 49-46, 50-44)Max Holloway def. Akira Corassani via TKO (punches) at 3:11 of Round 1Jan Blachowicz def. Ilir Latifi via TKO (body kick and punches) at 1:58 of Round 1Mike Wilkinson def. N 18 days

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UFC Fight Night 54 Results: 3 Fights to Make for Rory MacDonald

Bleacherreport.com  -  All the pressure was on Rory MacDonald at UFC Fight Night 54 on Saturday. Fighting in his own backyard against a relatively unheralded opponent in Tarec Saffiedine, and with a title shot possibly on the line, the 25-year-old performed admirably, taking out his foe in the third round with a picture-perfect uppercut.It was a mature performance from the young Canadian. He may not be quite as ex 19 days

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3 Fights to Make for Raphael Assuncao Following UFC Fight Night 54 Win

Bleacherreport.com  -  Raphael Assuncao defeated Bryan Caraway at UFC Fight Night 54 to run his win streak to seven.The No. 4-ranked bantamweight contender has been seeking a title shot for some time, but did his decision victory on Saturday do enough to warrant one?Current champion T.J. Dillashaw recently defended the crown for the first time against Joe Soto after Renan Barao pulled out last minute. Meanwhile, former 19 days

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UFC FIght Night Stockholm: 3 Fights to Make for Rick Story

Bleacherreport.com  -  In case you are unaware, the UFC aired UFC Fight Night 53 Saturday afternoon on Fight Pass live from Sweden. In the main event, a pivotal welterweight bout took place between Gunnar Nelson and Rick Story.After likely dropping the first round of their bout, Story got comfortable and proceeded to walk through Nelson. Using a combination of defensive wrestling and superior striking, Story was able t 19 days

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UFC Fight Night 53: Results and Recap from Stockholm, Sweden

Bleacherreport.com  -  The UFC returned to Sweden on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 53 with a sizable contingent of European talent. The main event featured Icelandic prospect Gunnar Nelson opposite welterweight staple Rick Story. Despite Nelson's incredible talent on the ground and Story's wrestling base, the fight was almost exclusively contested on the feet. Both fighters scored points early, but Story's veteran s 19 days

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