BY: TIM MUTOHFAN
Anthony Njokuani will be making his 7th trip into the Octagon when he steps in to take on Daron Cruickshank on Oct. 4th. Their fight will be on the undercard of UFC Fight Night: Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The 10 year vet Njokuani has earned an MMA record of 16-8 with 1 no contest (3-4 in the UFC). He lost a unanimous decision to Vinc Pichel at UFC 173 May of this year.
Cruickshank is a veteran on The Ultimate Fighter having competed for Team Faber on the first and so far only live season of the reality competition show. The 20 fight veteran has a record of 15-5 (4-3 in the UFC). He too is coming off a loss, his came at the hands of Jorge Masvidal on the undercard of UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown via unanimous decision July of 2014.
Bantamweights Mitch Gagnon and Rob Font were added to the event.
Gagnon a 4 fight UFC veteran enters the Octagon with a 3-1 record; his last win was a unanimous decision victory over Tim Gorman in April of this year at the Ultimate Fighter Nations: Bisping vs. Kennedy event. He is 11-2 overall in his MMA career.
Rob Font is fighting in the UFC for the second time. His first he was victorious over George Roop via KO at UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida, in July of this year. He has a record of 11-1 in his Mixed Martial Arts career.
The full fight card is as follows:
UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine
Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Welterweight: Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Bantamweight: Raphael Assuncao vs. Bryan Caraway
Lightweight: chad Laprise vs. Yosdenis Cedeno
Middleweight: Elias Theodorou vs. Bruno Santos
Flyweight: Louis Gaudinot vs. Patrick Holohan
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 2)
Lightweight: Daron Cruickshank vs. Anthony Njokuani
Welterweight: Nordine Taleb vs. Li Jingliang
Lightweight: Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Jake Lindsey
Lightweight: Jason Saggo vs. Paul Felder
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Bantamweight: Pedro Munhoz vs. Jerrod Sanders
Welterweight: Albert Tumenov vs. Matt Dwyer