Archive: tarec Saffiedine

Jun 25, 2015 10:16 am

BAMMA USA 16’s Brandon Morris: From “Young Money” to “Redrum”

  By Keith Harmon Brandon Morris and Chris Saunders will clash in a lightweight title eliminator in the main event of BAMMA USA – Badbeat 16, which streams live on Go Fight Live tomorrow, Friday, June 26. I had the chance to talk with Morris about his upcoming fight.  We discussed what it’s like training with...

Nov 17, 2014 3:59 pm

Brown vs. Saffiedine set for February 14th

Matt Brown and Tarec Saffiedine will square off February 14th as the main event for UFC Fight Night Colorado. The UFC announced the bout earlier today during their special ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference. Brown is coming off a 5-round war against Robbie Lawler that saw ‘The Immortal’ lose a unanimous decision, and...

Nov 5, 2014 3:52 pm

Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine Possible For January Event

In what is surely to quickly become a highly anticipated matchup, Matt Brown could face Tarec Saffiedine on January 24th in Stockholm Sweden. Kimura.se broke the news of the potential matchup earlier today. Brown is coming off a loss against Robbie Lawler earlier this summer, which snapped a 7-fight win streak for ‘The Immortal’. Saffiedine...

Oct 6, 2014 10:38 am

PHOTO | The Eerie Stare Of Rory MacDonald

Rory MacDonald is fresh off his 3rd round TKO victory over Tarec Saffiedine this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night Halifax. What caught the eye (no pun intended) of many fans however, besides his victory dance, was the eerie stare MacDonald gave ‘Sponge’ throughout the introductions without blinking or flinching. Check it out for yourself:


Oct 5, 2014 4:11 pm

QUICK TWITT: Hector Lombard Disses Tarec Saffidine Following TKO Loss To MacDonald

Yesterday in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Halifax, Rory MacDonald TKO’d Tarec Saffiedine in the third round, becoming the first man to stop Saffiedine in his career. Following the bout, Hector Lombard took to Twitter to diss ‘Sponge’. Check it out: @tarecfighter I KO you the same way in practice remember?? — Hector...

Oct 5, 2014 11:06 am

QUICK TWITT: Hector Lombard Calls Out Rory MacDonald

Following his UFC Fight Night Halifax win over Tarec Saffiedine, last night, Rory MacDonald called for a title shot against the winner of Hendricks vs. Lawler. Hector ‘Showeather’ Lombard however has a different plan. He wants to fight MacDonald for the #1 contender spot after he returns to action against Josh Burkman. He took to...

Oct 5, 2014 10:02 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To MacDonald’s Win Over Saffiedine

Last night Rory MacDonald fought a very game Tarec Saffiedine in the main event of UFC Fight Night Halifax. The bout ultimately ended with MacDonald landing a devastating uppercut in the third round, stopping ‘Sponge’ for the first time in his career. Below is a compilation of UFC fighters reactions to the bout: Awe Rory's...

Oct 5, 2014 9:04 am

Saffiedine Has “No Excuses” For Losing To MacDonald

Last night in Halifax Nova Scotia, Rory MacDonald picked up a TKO win over Tarec Saffiedine in front of his native Canadian crowd, stopping ‘Sponge’ for the first time in his career. Saffiedine spoke with MMAJunkie following the loss: “I don’t really have an excuse, I came prepared, I had a good camp and I...

Oct 4, 2014 10:10 pm

UFC Fight Night 54 Results: MacDonald smashes Saffiedine, earns 3rd round TKO

Rory MacDonald (18-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) defeated Tarec Saffiedine (15-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) via third-round TKO in tonight’s UFC Fight Night 54 main event in Halifax. MacDonald was quick to take control of the center of the octagon in this one. Both fighters were tentative in the early minutes, but began opening up after a quick feel...

Oct 3, 2014 10:00 am

MacDonald: Win Over Saffiedine Makes Me “Obvious Choice” For Title Shot

Rory MacDonald is gearing up for his UFC Fight Night Halifax bout against Tarec Saffiedine tomorrow. The bout will be MacDonald’s first time headlining an event, and what better place to do that, than in his home country of Canada. He joined MMAJunkie to discuss the bout, as well as what he has to gain...

Sep 30, 2014 5:03 am

Rory MacDonald Set To Make Metamoris Debut

UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald is set to face Tarec Saffiedine this Saturday at UFC Fight Night Halifax, however he already has another match lined up after that. MacDonald will be making his Metamoris debut on November 22nd on the promotions 5th JiuJitsu PPV. 1 day ago We’re looking forward to seeing Rory MacDonald face J.T....

Sep 29, 2014 5:01 am

Gaudinot Out Of Fight Night 54, UFC Seeks Replacement

Louis Gaudinot is out of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 54, leaving the UFC to seek a last minute replacement for the event. MMAJunkie broke the news, which came from an inside source who spoke anonymously. According to MMAJunkie, The UFC is currently seeking a North American replacement for the bout, which was scheduled to kick...

Aug 27, 2014 4:01 pm

MacDonald: “I’m Coming For The Belt. I’m Going To Demolish Everyone I Have To”

“I’m in the hunt mode,” he said matter-of-factly. I feel like right now in the last couple of fights, I’m really hungry. I’m really focused. I’m here for the kill. “I’m coming for the belt,” he continued. “I’m going to demolish everyone I have to to get to that point.” Rory MacDonald spoke with Ariel...

Aug 19, 2014 3:31 pm

PHOTO | MacDonald And Saffiedine Staredown

Rory MacDonald and Tarec Saffiedine faced off for the first time in preparation for their bout at UFC Fight Night 54 on Fox Sports 1 on October 4th. Who do you have in this welterweight matchup?

Aug 14, 2014 10:19 am

Lombard Wants MacDonald/Saffiedine Winner

Top UFC welterweight, Hector Lombard is campaigning for a title eliminator bout, against the winner of the upcoming Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine fight. The American Top Team fighter is currently nursing an ailing back injury, that has kept him out of the hunt since his last victory over Jake Shields in March. Though surgery...

Aug 11, 2014 5:49 pm

Saffiedine Disses MacDonald, Says He Has No Kickboxing

Tarec Safiedine is gearing up for his fight against Rory MacDonald in October at UFC Fight Night 54, which will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, California. He spoke with Submission Radio to explain why he will defeat MacDonald: “You are as good as your last fight, right? So when I watch his fight against...

Aug 8, 2014 10:39 am

Caraway Books Assuncao For October Bout

A battle of bantamweights has been booked for the UFC’s upcoming Fight night 54 event in Canada. Both Bryan Caraway and Raphael Assuncao have agreed to fight. UFC Fight Night 54 goes down on October 4 at Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. In the headlining slot, Rory MacDonald takes on Tarec Saffiedine....

Jul 31, 2014 9:47 am

Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine Scheduled For UFC Fight Night 54 Headliner

It appears as if Rory MacDonald will get the honor of welcoming Tarec Saffiedine, Strikeforce’s last reigning welterweight champion, back to the UFC’s Octagon. UFC officials announced the bout as the headliner for the upcoming Halifax show. “UFC Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine” is set to go down on October 4 at the Halifaz...

Jul 14, 2014 10:32 am

Tarec Saffiedine Calls Out Rory MacDonald, Eyes Fall Return

Former Strikeforce Welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine successfully made his Octagon debut in August when he picked up a decision win over Hyun Gyu Lim in a fight of the night performance. After that Saffiedine was expected to fight Jake Ellenberger at UFC 172, however Saffiedine pulled out of the bout with an injury. Now eyeing...

Jul 3, 2014 2:42 pm

Rory MacDonald Responds To Saffiedine’s Callout

UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald responded to a callout made by the former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine on UFC Tonight saying: “That’s a fight that makes sense. We’ll see what the UFC says after some fights this summer, though. I’m interested in what’s gonna get me to the belt. So whatever the UFC says, I’m...

Jan 30, 2014 5:32 am

Featherweights Max Holloway And Andre Fili Square Off On April’s UFC 172 Card

UFC officials announced the new matchup today, which will find it’s home on the April 26 card, emanating out of the Baltimore Arena in – you guessed it – Maryland. The main event will see light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones meet the hard-hitting Chuck Liddell protégé, Glover Teixeira. “Touchy” Fili has seen a plethora of...

Jan 28, 2014 6:10 am

Joe Ellenberger Makes His Octagon Debut Against Yancy Medeiros at UFC 172

UFC 172’s main event will be Jon Jones vs Glover Teixeira for the UFC’s light heavyweight championship. It was already announced that another fight on that card, which takes place April 26 in Baltimore, would be Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine. On Monday, UFC officials announced a third fight. Joe Ellenberger (14-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC),...

Jan 24, 2014 4:33 pm

Jake Ellenberger Meets Tarec Saffiedine at UFC 172 in April

Earlier today, Jake Ellenberger made an announcement on his personal website, declaring that his next match-up would be against a man whom he was supposed to face at UFC Fight Night 34 – Tarec Saffiedine. However, just minutes after he made the announcement  – *poof!* – it was gone. MMAFighting.com is saying that Ellenberger confirmed...

Jan 9, 2014 8:52 am

Tarec Saffiedine Admits To Making Mistakes In UFC Debut Last Weekend

As of Saturday, Tarec Saffiedine is the last of the Strikeforce competitors that have made the transition to the UFC roster. Tarec, the last Strikeforce welterweight champ after his defeat of Nate Marquardt via leg kicks, made his UFC debut against Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC Fight Night 34 last week. Tarec used the same...

Jan 4, 2014 9:40 am

UFC Fight Night 34 Draws 5,000 Live Attendees In Singapore

UFC Fight Night 34 was able to sell out the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore with an attendance of 5,216 people.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This morning’s UFC Fight Night 34 event drew an attendance of 5,215 for the organization’s inaugural event in Singapore. UFC Executive Marc Fischer announced the...