According to UFC Canada’s Twitter Account, UFC Fight Night 54 finalizes their card with a lightweight bout between Daron Cruickshank (15-5) and Anthony Njokuani (16-8, 1 NC). This card will take place next month – on Oct. 4 – at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Cruickshank had his 2-fight winning streak ended at UFC on FOX 12, losing a Unanimous Decision to #13 UFC Lightweight, Jorge Masvidal. “The Detroit Superstar” had “Gamebred” rocked and dropped in the first round. Unfortunately, he could not finish nor could he stop the takedowns in the following two rounds, costing him the fight. Prior to the loss, he earned two vicious TKO victories over Erik Koch and Mike Rio. Cruickshank was a member of Team Faber on TUF 15 and has gone 5-3 ever since.
Njokuani also ended up on the losing end of a Unanimous Decision, defeated by Vinc Pinchel at UFC 173. “The Assassin” has been alternating wins and losses in his last nine fights and has gone 3-4 since he joined the UFC after the WEC merged with the promotion. Njokuani holds notable wins over Roger Bowling, John Makdessi, and Chris Horodecki.
The UFC’s debut in Halifax will be headlined by a welterweight bout between Rory MacDonald and Tarec Saffiedine. TUF: Nations Winners, Chad Laprise and Elias Theodorou will also be scheduled to compete next month, along with a critical fight at bantamweight between Raphael Assuncao and Bryan Caraway.