Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine In Halifax

Rory MacDonald is set to face off against Tarec Saffiedine as the main event of UFC Fight Night on Oct. 4 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.The UFC announced their upcoming trip to Hali on Thursday.

If MacDonald wins this fight he may get a title shot next. MacDonald, 25, beat Tyron Woodley by unanimous decision in the co-main event of UFC 174 on May 31, putting him in the thick of the 170-pound title conversation.

Saffiedine’s last fight, and UFC debut, came back in January, a dominant unanimous decision win over Hyun Gyu Lim in January. Saffiedine, 27, was supposed to fight Jake Ellenberger in May, but had to withdraw due to injury.

So far this is the only fight announcedfor UFC Fight Night. This will mark the the UFC’s first trip to Halifax while they will be hosting another event in Sweden that same day.

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