UFC Fight Night 54 aired on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, October 4th from Stockholm, Sweden and it definitely delivered.
The preliminary card had early finishes and would then have some very exciting and some not-so exciting decisions. As for the main card, it was a surplus of first round knockouts, with the first three main card bouts all ending via knockout in round one.
However, the main event of the evening would go all five rounds, a back-and-forth battle that ended with Rick Story taking home the unanimous decision victory; handing Gunnar Nelson his first career loss.
UFC Fight Night 54 results below:
Rick Story def. #12 Gunnar Nelson via unanimous decision (47-48, 49-46, 50-44)
Max Holloway def. Akira Corassani via knockout – Round 1, 3:11
Jan Blachowicz def. Ilir Latifi via TKO – Round 1, 1:58
Mike Wilkinson def. Niklas Backstrom via knockout – Round 1, 1:19
Magnus Cedenblad def. Scott Askham via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Nico Musoke def. Alexander Yakovlev via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Dennis Siver def. Charles Rosa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Cathal Pendred def. Gasan Umalatov via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Krzysztof Jotko def. Tor Troeng via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
Mairbek Taisumov def. Marcin Bandel via TKO – Round 1, 1:01
Zubaira Tukhugov def. Ernest Chavez via TKO – Round 1, 4:21
Of The Night Awards:
Fight of the Night: Denis Siver vs. Charles Rosa
Performances of the Night: Mike Wilkinson & Max Holloway