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 lightweight 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