MMA: TUF Nations-Canada vs Australia Finale Westcott vs Theodorou
Six bouts have been added to October’s UFC Fight Night 54 lineup, and they include both winners from “The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia.”
UFC Fight Night 54 takes place Oct. 4 at Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The evening’s main card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though an official bout order and broadcast plans haven’t been announced. In middleweight action, “TUF Nations” winner Elias Theodorou (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who won the reality show with a second-round TKO of Sheldon Westcott at the live finale, takes on Bruno Santos (14-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), who recently rebounded from a UFC-debut loss to Krzysztof Jotko with a split-decision victory over Chris Camozzi at UFC 175. The welterweight “TUF Nations” winner, Chad Laprise (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who won the show with a split-decision victory over Olivier Aubin-Mercier, meets Yosdenis Cedeno (10-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC), who rebounded from a UFC-debut loss to Ernest Chavez with a recent TKO of Jerrod Sanders, who suffered a knee injury in the fight. Also on the card, Mitch Gagnon (11-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), who goes for his fourth consecutive UFC victory, meets fellow rising bantamweight Aljamain Sterling (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who’s looked sharp in UFC wins over Cody Gibson and Hugo Viana. Other bouts include “TUF Nations” runner-up Aubin-Mercier (4-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. lightweight Jake Lindsey (9-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC), surging lightweight Jason Saggo (10-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. undefeated UFC newcomer Paul Felder (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), and welterweights Matt Dwyer (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Albert Tumenov (13-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC).
The latest UFC Fight Night 54 lineup now includes:
  • Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine
  • Raphael Assuncao vs. Bryan Caraway
  • Kailin Curran vs. Paige VanZant
  • Jingliang Li vs. Nordine Taleb
  • Bruno Santos vs. Elias Theodorou
  • Yosdenis Cedeno vs. Chad Laprise
  • Mitch Gagnon vs. Aljamain Sterling
  • Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Jake Lindsey
  • Paul Felder vs. Jason Saggo
  • Matt Dwyer vs. Albert Tumenov
For more on UFC Fight Night 54, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.
(Pictured: Elias Theodorou)