Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine.

Tonight’s card comes to us live from the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

In early prelim action:

Pedro Munhoz def. Jerrod Sanders via submission (guillotine choke) at :39 of Round 1

Albert Tumenov def. Matt Dwyer via TKO (strikes) at 1:03 of Round 1

Chris Kelades def. Patrick Holohan via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Paul Felder def. Jason Saggo via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Jake Lindsey via submission (inverted triangle choke) at 3:22 of Round 2

Daron Cruickshank def. Anthony Njokuani via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Mitch Gagnon vs. Roman Salazar

We begin the main card with bantamweights Mitch Gagnon (11-2) and Roman Salazar (9-2).

Round 1: Gagnon quickly takes the center of the Octagon and works for a takedown after eating a body kick. Gagnon lands a nice left before they separate. Another combo from Gagnon and that leads to Salazar attempting a takedown. He’s denied, they reverse and Gagnon picks him and scores with a takedown. He transitions immediately to the back, has both hooks in and is attempting to secure the rear-naked choke. They drop to the ground and this one is over.

Mitch Gagnon def. Roman Salazar via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:06 of Round 1