Rob Font out of his UFC Fight Night 54, Mitch Gagnon now meets UFC newcomer Roman Salazar

Mitch Gagnon has a new opponent for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 54 in Canada as Rob Font is out of the fight card due to undisclosed reasons and Gagnon will now meet UFC newcomer Roman Salazar. UFC Fight Night 54 Poster

The fight change was announced by the UFC on late Monday evening.

UFC Fight Night 54 will come from the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and will be headlined by a welterweight bout as Rory MacDonald meets Tarec Saffiedine.

Salazar (9-2) is currently on a four fight winning streak and he is coming off a submission win less than two weeks ago against Jose Carbajal. His last two wins have come by submission and six of his nine wins have come by stoppage.

Gagnon (11-2) has won three in a row after losing his UFC debut to Bryan Caraway in 2012 at UFC 149. During his winning streak, two of the wins have come by submission in the first round and his most recent victory came in April as he defeated Tim Gordon at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale.

The current UFC Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine fight card lineup is below.

Main Card: (Fox Sports 1 – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Rory MacDonald (17-2) vs. Tarec Saffiedine (15-3)
Raphael Assuncao (22-4) vs. Bryan Caraway (19-6)
Chad Laprise (9-0) vs. Yosdenis Cedeno (10-3)
Elias Theodorou (9-0) vs. Bruno Santos (14-1)
Nordine Taleb (9-2) vs. Li Jingliang (9-2)
Mitch Gagnon (11-2) vs. Roman Salazar (9-2)

Preliminary Card: (Fox Sports 2 – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Daron Cruickshank (15-5) vs. Anthony Njokuani (16-8, 1NC)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (5-1) vs. Jake Lindsey (9-1)
Jason Saggo (10-1) vs. Paul Felder (8-0)
Patrick Holohan (10-0-1) vs. Chris Kelades (7-1)

Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Albert Tumenov (13-2) vs. Matt Dwyer (7-1)
Jerrod Sanders (14-2) vs. Pedro Munhoz (11-1)